3. PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR FREAK ON
Movie theaters are dark. That makes them an ideal location for a little harmless fooling around. If you patronize a theater with any sort of regularity, you’ve undoubtedly witnessed a couple of teenagers breathlessly making out in the back row. You may have even caught some rambunctious couples doing it. Hey, it happens. And sometimes other stuff happens, too.
People having sex in cinemas isn’t super-common, but it’s not unheard of, either. A Wyoming couple was arrested for knocking boots during Godzilla in 2014. That same year, a couple in Texas ran afoul of the law after getting it on inside a theater’s bathroom. Even Kim Kardashian has acknowledged that a public movie theater is the craziest place she ever did it. Those unfortunate souls who don’t have a partner get in on the action anyway, like the guy in France who got self-amorous during Fifty Shades Darker. A New Jersey man recently made headlines after doing likewise during The Emoji Movie. Ask just about any theater employee, and they’ll have at least one story about someone getting frisky at their workplace.
2. FIGHTS ARE BREAKING OUT
Fights can, and do, break out just about anywhere. For some reason, they seem to happen in movie theaters on a semi-regular basis. We admit, there can be lots of annoyances. It’s shocking how many people pay to see a movie and then don’t pay attention to it because they’re talking, using their phone, or generally inconveniencing others. The more crowded a theater is, the more likely that people will get on each other’s nerves.
Go to YouTube and search for “movie theater fights”, and you’ll have hours and hours of viewing entertainment at your disposal. Whether it’s because someone put their feet on the seat in front of them, someone took someone else’s parking space, a person shows up late and wants everyone in the row to move down, or two dudebros who just decided they’d had enough of each other, there’s more mano-a-mano action than you’ll find six back-to-back viewings of Fight Club.
1. THEATER CHAINS ARE WORKING OVERTIME TO IMPROVE THE MOVIEGOING EXPERIENCE
Reclining leather seats are increasingly becoming common in cinemas. So are IMAX auditoriums, which offer high-resolution images on a larger-than-normal screen. Sound improvements, like Dolby Atmos, help to envelop the audience in a luxurious soundscape. Concession stand menus are going beyond the popcorn-and-soda basics, and an increasing number of theaters allow you to order a full meal, which is delivered right to your seat.
These are just a few of the things theaters are trying to keep you coming back. Even more, will undoubtedly reveal themselves in the future. If you enjoy seeing movies, this may be the most important “secret” of all.
What do you think? Do you know any other interesting things happening behind-the-scenes in movie theaters? We want to hear your thoughts in the comments!