Movie Theater Employee

Movie Theater Employee


Boston Area, MA

Female, 21

I work at a movie theater. I work the concessions but I've worked long enough to know a little something-something about ushering and cashiers. And a little bit of what managers do. Ask me anything!

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Last Answer on October 23, 2014

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When you run a 3D movie, do you sanitize the 3D glasses after each use?

Asked by lets all go to the lobby ... about 12 years ago

To be honest, what happens to the glasses is a mystery to me. I assume it falls into an abyss cuz we never empty the bins. But we don't re-use them for sure. Our glasses come to the theater packaged and wrapped in plastic. I assume they just get recycled like any other paper or plastic thing. It might just be more cost effective to order new glasses and get rid of the old ones than to clean them out.

Be assured that the glasses you got are brand new :)

Besides popcorn, what's the best-selling theater snack? I'm guessing Raisinets...

Asked by mmm... over 11 years ago

Other than drinks (Pepsi/coke) icees would be the next popular item. In terms of candy, Buncha Crunch is immensely popular. Sour patch kids are also very popular and because we sell 2 kinds of the stuff, it sells more than any other candy.

I used to be an usher and let my friends in for free. Are they any more sophisticated these days about counting tickets sold vs. stubs actually ripped?

Asked by dog about 12 years ago

Nope. Its still rip & count tickets manually. I've never seen anything different.

Has your theater changed its security policies in any way, given the recent Dark Knight tragedy?

Asked by Sam almost 12 years ago

I've gotten this question a lot. Truthfully, I hadn't noticed an increased number in security at all. Many patrons decided not to go to the movies anyway; it was a really slow weekend for us. I think a lot of people decided not to go because of the shooting, regard less of the number of security. I will say that the city requires the theater to have actual police present in the theater during the weekends because it's always busier. Weekdays have regular security.

What's the most popular movie that's ever played at your theater?

Asked by samO about 12 years ago

The dark knight. That movie still haunts some of my coworkers. Then it's the Potter & twilight series.

EDIT: Memorial day weekend was the worst thing that ever happened. A movie for every age group and they were all highly anticipated movies. Fast 6 was THE most popular movie at the time.

If I walk into a movie theater but the only seats left are in the first row, can I get a refund (assuming I leave and don't watch the movie)?

Asked by Mo sizzle about 12 years ago

The policy where I work says that you'll be compensated (but not refunded) if you leave within the first 30 min of the movie.

Is there a limit on how many minutes worth of previews can be shown before the actual movie starts?

Asked by Sy about 12 years ago

15 min of previews.