Secrets 14 Movie Theater Secrets You Probably Haven't Thought About  

Ashley Reign
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Ever wonder why movie popcorn smells so irresistible but costs a fortune? Always wanted to know why the theater floors sometimes feel like a sticky mess even though you passed the cleaning crew on the way in? If so, then you're in luck because we’ve got the inside scoop on all the movie theater secrets you’ve always wanted to know about but weren’t quite sure who to ask.

We set out to discover all the behind the scenes facts from movie theater employees, who have low down on their jobs - the good, the bad, and the dirty. Below you’ll find out the answers to questions like whether individual theaters control the movies they play, why the snacks are outrageously priced yet sometimes poor quality, and tips to keep everyone in the snack line from secretly kinda hating you. 

We’ll also delve into the deeper, unexplored dangers of being a cinema employee, and lots of other secrets that come with movies at the theater. That’s right - here you’ll discover some of the few things that can actually get you arrested while in a theater and the dark truth about what some moms leave behind after kid’s movies. Never fear however, because we’ll also reveal some of the cool perks of working at the movies and give you a few tips on the best ways to get on your friendly movie manager’s good side.

So get ready to take a back stage look at these interesting movie theater secrets and vote for the most helpful and revealing. If there are any movies you're anticipating, remember these facts when you head to the theater to see them. Not only could this information save you time, money, and hassles, you may make the lives of theater works just a little bit easier. 

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An Alarming Amount of Moms Leave Dirty Diapers Under the Seats

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Apparently some moms are so into getting their money's worth out of kid's movies that they aren't even up for taking their little ones to the bathroom for a diaper change. Instead, they just throw dirty diapers under the movie seat.

Please don't do this.

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Theater Employees Used to Play Xbox on the Big Screen After Hours

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Though it's apparently a lot harder to set up these days, due to evolving movie theater technology, playing Guitar Hero on the big screen is just as rad as it sounds.

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In Korea, Dried Cuttlefish Is Often Served with Popcorn

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Unfortunately, we were unable to find any cuttlefish combos being offered in American theaters to date. Bust out the purses ladies, you're just gonna have to smuggle in your own.

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Popcorn Skyrocketed to its Current Popularity During WWII

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Ever wonder why we so closely associate popcorn with watching movies? It was actually a tradition ingrained into our culture during World War II, when sugar rations made candy hard to come by. Although popcorn had always been around, and was actually sold in movie theaters before you could even see feature films, it was cemented as a go-to movie snack during the war.

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