Movie Theater Employees Reveal Secrets About Movie Theaters

  • Published on Mar 16, 2019
  • Former movie theater employees share insider tips and tricks
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  • Sarada Uchiha
    Sarada Uchiha 2 hours ago

    I went to watch Spiderman in the theaters on Monday, and the Cineplex was EMPTY. There were two guys and this one girl just sitting, waiting for the movie to start, and I was like 'where the hell is anybody?'. I was waiting for a guy with knives to just pop out from the seats and slaughter everyone. Lol. At least I had leg space.

  • Remedy Holeman
    Remedy Holeman 9 hours ago

    “you breathe the wrong way, BANNED”
    “you talk the wrong way, BANNED”
    “your phone goes off, BANNED”

  • Juanita Walter
    Juanita Walter 10 hours ago

    Ummm don’t go to the movies as soon as they open unless you want the same popcorn from last night 🤣🤣🤣

  • Charlie
    Charlie 15 hours ago

    i regularly take in whole large pizza boxes in my backpack lmao

  • okonh0wp
    okonh0wp Day ago

    I would say as a former employee it helps move things along if you take 30 seconds to throw your popcorn on the way out especially if it's opening weekend of a sold out show. Bc we don't have enough time to prep the theater if a packed house didn't throw everything away and that inconveniences the next screening

  • Jayden Lans
    Jayden Lans Day ago

    I ALWAYS take KFC to the movies, lol

  • Kagome
    Kagome 2 days ago

    The long hair girl in black is so pretty!

  • Mintygreen
    Mintygreen 2 days ago +3

    I legit go into the theatre with a whole Burger King meal in my pockets

  • Jade Moreno
    Jade Moreno 3 days ago

    Bruh I can't wait for the day when my bff and I will go movie hopping morning to night

  • Robert Walker
    Robert Walker 3 days ago

    Why did I watch this😂😂

  • Joy Jane
    Joy Jane 4 days ago

    For my 11 birthday party at the movies these people were making out and when I say making out they were full on doing it..

  • corleesha taylor
    corleesha taylor 4 days ago

    Me and my best friend snuck in two 10 piece wings and fries with two drinks in the movies. It was hidden under my dress in a shopping bag! Best movie ever 😂😂

  • Ashton Kimbler
    Ashton Kimbler 4 days ago

    Outside food didn't bother me unless they left like giant containers or glass bottles behind. Cause you cant sweep a wine bottle or KFC buckets under seats. My coworker busted somebody pulling the padge in the front row of Mission Impossible on opening night though. BOLD.

  • I Tired
    I Tired 5 days ago

    A movie theater here in our city doesnt ban snacks. Yesterday we saw spiderman and brought two pizza boxes, ice cream, sodas, chocolates, banana bread and a big bottle of water😂

  • Jessica Bake
    Jessica Bake 6 days ago

    I always sneak in kfc and McDonald’s

    PIERRE 6 days ago +1

    The girl in the black shirt is freaky and I love it!

  • MegaOreo2007
    MegaOreo2007 6 days ago

    We would sing "Under the Seats" (tune of under the sea) every time we cleaned

  • Aminah’s Gaming
    Aminah’s Gaming 6 days ago +1

    I used to work in a movie theatre 🎭 Agree with all of this

  • Erica Flores
    Erica Flores 6 days ago

    One time i snuck in some teriyaki chicken and fried rice and my friend snuck in pop eyes ☠️☠️

  • Mickey Williams-Turner

    Best episode in this series!

  • Meadow 26
    Meadow 26 7 days ago +13

    I brought McDonald's into a theater once. Im still shook that they didn't catch me because of the smell

    • Gigi Vlogs
      Gigi Vlogs 6 days ago +1

      Meadow 26 one theater i went a few years back , the guy was super strict about my subway sandwich lol

  • QueenEthan
    QueenEthan 8 days ago

    Clicked on this video because of the thumbnail👀

  • Alvaro Favela
    Alvaro Favela 8 days ago

    There is definitely something nasty in that popcorn butter, I had to stop eating popcorn at the movie theater years ago because I would get sick every time I had their nasty ass popcorn.

  • Callie Paige
    Callie Paige 8 days ago +3

    i movie hopped to the premiere of captain marvel omg🤭

  • Paris Lee
    Paris Lee 8 days ago

    That explains why the floor is so sticky

  • Rohan Saravanan
    Rohan Saravanan 9 days ago +1

    1:22 lol
    *She KNOWS*

  • Fatima Hilal
    Fatima Hilal 9 days ago

    I am not going to a movie theater anymore

  • NK
    NK 10 days ago

    I always bring my own snacks even popcorn LOL

  • Stephanie Douranakis
    Stephanie Douranakis 10 days ago

    Now I never want to touch a movie theater seat again! I will stand.

  • Shaina H.
    Shaina H. 10 days ago

    I remember one time I went to the movies with my parents and I was 99% sure this couple at the end of our row were having sex. Due to my anxiety, I wasn’t able to tell someone but I was stressed the entire movie and wasn’t able to focus on the movie 🙊

  • Katie O'Rourke
    Katie O'Rourke 10 days ago +3

    4:12 so that’s why movie theater bathrooms are always nasty...y’all hate cleaning them so you just don’t do it 😂

  • LoopSoReal TV
    LoopSoReal TV 11 days ago

    I worked at a movie theater, everything they said was factssss 😭😭

  • Aleena K
    Aleena K 11 days ago

    4:23 had me cackling lmao

  • Brittnie Santouse
    Brittnie Santouse 11 days ago

    Wait... You weren't allowed to movie hop?!? 😂😂 I do it all the time I'm in the US

  • LocalPrep
    LocalPrep 11 days ago

    my movie theater where u haft to pick your seats at the ticket booth

  • LateNightRambles
    LateNightRambles 11 days ago

    This whole video is just a mood, especially when you're a former movie theater employee and can relate so much to everything in the video

  • Rhys- Bradley
    Rhys- Bradley 12 days ago

    good to know the movie theatres are pretty much the same in the U.S as they are in the U.K

  • Dog Wizard K9
    Dog Wizard K9 12 days ago +1

    When I went to watch Spiderman Far From Home, a girl had to clean up after the movie was over, but I wanted to stay for the mid and end credit scene. She looked real mad when we finally came out. I felt bad, but I wasn't gonna miss those extra scenes!

  • Rita Walton
    Rita Walton 12 days ago +1

    Ayo margret cares bc she sucks a** 😂😂

  • Jessica Cavitch
    Jessica Cavitch 13 days ago +3

    K but why they so attractive 🤩🤩

  • Kevin Jones
    Kevin Jones 13 days ago +2

    Having worked in a movie theater for 7 years, I can relate this SO MUCH!

  • the lamb sauce
    the lamb sauce 13 days ago +2

    my dad used to make popcorn with the theater butter, i think you can order it on amazon. it’s like some big jug of artificial coconut stuff i don’t really know

    • LateNightRambles
      LateNightRambles 11 days ago

      Yeah, it's just artificial coconut oil lol (former theater employee)

  • Notorious Forty
    Notorious Forty 13 days ago

    0:11 is cute

  • Abdullah Ejaz
    Abdullah Ejaz 13 days ago

    You breath the wrong way banned,that cracked me up

  • Savannah Alvarado
    Savannah Alvarado 13 days ago +1

    "They just ban u for no reason, its Sick!"😂

  • Claudia Vasquez
    Claudia Vasquez 14 days ago

    i threw up in the movie theater.. I was high off edibles and the munchies HIT I ate so much I ran to the restrooms to throw up I thought I was in there for hours I was so damn high I run back thinking my brother left me. Turns out it had been like 10 mins then I threw up inside the theater... I feel bad for the people that sat through that movie and the people who cleaned it up..

  • Faith Kennedy-Graham
    Faith Kennedy-Graham 15 days ago

    Margret always got you

  • Emma Gyorki
    Emma Gyorki 15 days ago

    Margaret got callllled outt

  • Cathy Le
    Cathy Le 15 days ago

    Where my fellow movie theatre workers at? 😉

  • Seeking Info
    Seeking Info 16 days ago

    Dam that girl Wild’n ..... “ that butter does that job and it tastes good

  • Mimi Pearson
    Mimi Pearson 16 days ago +3

    In Pittsburgh movie theaters they don’t check tickets at the front door of the movie I checked in to see small foot and went to see holloween😂😂

  • Seths Outdoor lifestyle:

    Do you ever look at the top comment and wish you said that

  • Natsu Dragneel
    Natsu Dragneel 17 days ago

    Movie theater butter really hurts my stomach

  • Tikoya Floyd
    Tikoya Floyd 17 days ago

    Who sits in the dark back area to do anything other than have sex?!?!? Lmao

  • moon queen
    moon queen 18 days ago +3

    Me and my fiance would always sneak bunches of fast food and drink into the movies 😂😏

  • Tyler Awesome
    Tyler Awesome 18 days ago

    How about what's the @ for the white girl 👀

  • HazelReys
    HazelReys 18 days ago

    I always sneak in alcohol and full meals. The bars are expensive.

  • Randomname
    Randomname 18 days ago +1

    My aunt snuck a full bottle of vodka into the movies once

  • Ivonne Delgado
    Ivonne Delgado 18 days ago +1

    Please tell me I'm not the only one that thinks that the girl on here looks kinda like Anna Kendrick!

  • Tristan Stanley
    Tristan Stanley 19 days ago

    Okay so I live in South Africa and the We call then Cinemas and not gonna lie they are clean AF I'm talking they even mop the floor before the next film becoz some person would have dropped there soda and they kick you out if you hop movie to movie

  • Shelby Beasley
    Shelby Beasley 19 days ago

    Worst employees ever 😂

  • Weoutside.
    Weoutside. 19 days ago


  • aaron corpse
    aaron corpse 19 days ago

    Ne and my friend snuck in hella beer and we dropped all the bottles and they broke 😂 so we left

  • Jess
    Jess 20 days ago

    Wow i did not know the butter was fake haha

  • Nina Vidrio
    Nina Vidrio 20 days ago +33

    You can't even movie hop at Harkins anymore ma fuckas got assigned seating now.

  • life begins at 40
    life begins at 40 20 days ago +3

    Biggest pet peeve. Empty theatre and someone sits next to me everytime wearing huge amounts of perfume!

  • Urfa Amber
    Urfa Amber 20 days ago +12

    Well I wish that whenever I go to a movie theatre people like this work there who wouldn’t give two shits bout what am doing ❤️❤️😂😂

  • Jessica Chong
    Jessica Chong 21 day ago

    Oh my god he actually said “I can’t believe it’s not butter” I’m freakin dying XD

  • Hajira S.
    Hajira S. 21 day ago +46

    I'm about to start lugging around a giant ass bottle of rubbing alcohol to sanitize my movie seats with lol

  • Nico Abreu
    Nico Abreu 21 day ago

    Honestly didn't expect this video to be that accurate but it reminded me 100% what it was like working at a large movie theater

  • Briahna Logan
    Briahna Logan 21 day ago

    This is highly accurate. My first job in high school was at the movies. We definitely swept trash to the back since lazy people don't throw away their trash at the end of the show. I can't tell you how many condom wrappers and used condoms we found or how many people we caught having sex after the last showing. Popcorn is recycled. Placed in garbage bags at the end of the night and in the morning put back and we pop a fresh batch on top. It's not where the hotdogs are from but when. They turn grey after awhile in the warming trays. I can't tell you how many times I saw a co worker drop one and put it back in the container and I can't tell you why they would do such a thing bc it's nothing to trash it and count it at the end of the night. Some customers are so horny they fondle each other in front of the concession stands one guy even put his dick on the counter and it was clearly visible through his shorts. No lie the only thing I eat at the movies are the pickles. Go to matinees but don't eat the popcorn duh!

  • nessa amaya
    nessa amaya 21 day ago

    i work at the movies and what she said about the free movie passes is hella true 😂 and they were right about movie hopping nobody gaf

  • Ashley Bostick
    Ashley Bostick 21 day ago


  • Alyssa Leong
    Alyssa Leong 21 day ago

    Gosh darn it Margret

  • Keeley Mizell
    Keeley Mizell 21 day ago


  • Stellar Lane
    Stellar Lane 22 days ago

    This is so fake. I know the cute lil mixed boy Joe and I know damn well he never worked in a theater 😝🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Minha Amir
    Minha Amir 22 days ago

    Swiss theaters are so different from american theaters.

  • Jean2005
    Jean2005 22 days ago

    I worked at the movies when I was 16 and this all pretty much true. Don't trust the hot dogs, (pretty much anything that's not pre packaged except popcorn which you see being cooked in front of you) That is not real butter on your popcorn it's just tasteless oil 😖, the craziest thing you will see is people having sex, if you complain about any small thing within the first half showing if your movie free passes, although not all passes are created equal. Passes can be for a certain movie/time. Like if you go to a big movie premiere but complain and get movie passes for another time they most likely will be a time limit on it so you can come back a watch that movie or other movies that's been out for a while. You probably won't be able to use them on a completely different movie months later that's also a big box office movie on it's premiere weekend. Luckily we didn't clean bathrooms. There was a separate outside professional cleaning crew and janitors that cleaned the bathrooms and seats at the end of every night. As long as your food doesn't have a strong distracting smell for other movie goers outside food is OK. But you still want to "hide" it when walking in because theaters make most money from the concession stand. If they see too many people openly bringing in food they might become more strict and keep outside food from coming in. Theaters are half way cleaned because there's not enough time between movies to thoroughly clean them especially on busy weekends so expect the sticky floors. But again my theater had a thorough cleaning every night so it wasn't complete filth. We don't care if you movie hop. Unless a manager or security sees you no one will say anything. We only check tickets when you first walk in and again at the door of the movie if it's a big movie premiere. On a regular weekday no one is watching that much. HOWEVER it's still possible to get caught if you're all in the lobby, crossing over into other wings. Tip: just pick ONE side and watch a couple of movies and go home. Another tip to get free movies: encourage your young teenage family members to work there. Extra money for them and FREE movies for you. When I worked there we got 4 free passes every week and family members could come to the free movie screening the day before a movie came out because every movie had to go through a test run 😊

  • koko yam
    koko yam 23 days ago +2

    One time I was having trouble trying to get money out of my wallet I took too long and the employee just gave me a free drink. My money was in my pocket the whole time.

  • Brooke Coe
    Brooke Coe 23 days ago

    I’m anyone just watching these all night

    TEB DEB 23 days ago +1

    God when I worked at a movie theater it was straight aids like I don’t even like going to the movies anymore bc of it lol

  • Jaydeen Merur
    Jaydeen Merur 23 days ago +1

    The movie theater popcorn butter makes my throat burn afterwards

  • John Lewis
    John Lewis 24 days ago

    This is so fake these people would be fired if they said this on the internet

  • Obed Resendiz
    Obed Resendiz 24 days ago +1

    she isn’t being hired again 3:24

  • my moon
    my moon 24 days ago +7

    wait,dont you guys have your own cleaners? like in charge of cleaning the theatre,toilet etc? while the staff takes care of their own department? concession/box office and so on?

    • Astrid Elliott
      Astrid Elliott 19 days ago

      my moon the ushers are in charge of everything that happens on the theatre floor so they sweep surveillance and clean everything

  • Feature Smitty
    Feature Smitty 25 days ago +1

    I thought butter is oil ? 🤔🤔🤨

  • ebony berry
    ebony berry 25 days ago +227

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣"Margaret cares " please bring this guy back

  • Joseph Kim
    Joseph Kim 25 days ago +5

    I didn't know Blueface was on BuzzFeed

  • Mauricio Quinonez
    Mauricio Quinonez 26 days ago

    Soo is there no cameras inside the movie theaters??

  • Andre`a guy
    Andre`a guy 27 days ago

    The worst phone incident I've ever experienced was someone not only had their phone ring in the theater, but they answered it and didn't leave their seat. They were on f ing speakerphone having a conversation in the middle of the movie. The theater was full. Several ppl watching asked them to go outside. They didn't leave till movie theater personal came and asked them to leave. They got a standing ovation for that.

  • bethanie masterson
    bethanie masterson 27 days ago +1

    My coworker was ushering one night and found piles of cut hair in one of the rows of seats

  • Tea
    Tea 27 days ago

    Ok but the curly haired guy w the tats is fine asf

  • Androo
    Androo 27 days ago +4

    Thanks, now i cant sit comfortably in a cinema chair anymore😤

  • Christina Ayala
    Christina Ayala 27 days ago +3

    The curly headed guy is so funny 😂😂

  • Haley Barton
    Haley Barton 27 days ago

    “... thing you’ve saw.” Wow.

  • What Audry Eats
    What Audry Eats 28 days ago

    I've taken chinese food to the movies! 😂

    MrBILLIONBEAR 28 days ago

    I work at the movie theatre and me and my boy found a condom, not used but out of the package in the damn theatre where we were showing Aladdin. Disrespect lmao

  • Ryan Hubert
    Ryan Hubert 28 days ago

    Every time i went to a movie house near me, i smuggle a bag of chips or something in my book bag and nobody cared.

  • It’s_Bianey
    It’s_Bianey 28 days ago

    4:47 he’s cute

  • Dwija Iswara
    Dwija Iswara 28 days ago +10

    "it was literally like, right at the base of a toilet, how did u miss?"