Haven’t you ever wondered why movie popcorn smells so good? Or why the theater floors feel so sticky at times? Well, if you have, then today is your lucky day. We got a few insider secrets on all the movie theater secrets that theaters will never want you to know.
Straight from former employees themselves, these movie theater secrets will tell you a lot of things, from what it’s like to be a cinema employee, how and why you can get arrested, the trash people leave behind, and so much more.
How Movie Theaters Make Money
Did you know that movie theaters don’t really make a lot of money off the movie themselves? Yes, it’s true. Now, you wonder, why exactly would they be in the business if the movies don’t really make them any money. Well, they do make money off of the movies, but not initially.
For the first few weeks, most of the profits from the ticket sales go to the studio responsible for distributing the movie. The theater only starts raking in real money after the film has been out for around three months or so. This is the reason why many theaters continue playing popular movies months after they first went out.