What are Your Best Movie Theater Experiences?

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    Yeah, it's definitely a factor, and why even if you get the concession stand replica, I'd still get a stove-top model just for the ease of use and cleaning. Because you're gonna throw in a movie and think you want some popcorn, but then remember how much a pain in the ass it is to clean the fancy one. The stove top model cleans in a couple of minutes, and to be totally honest, I've used it on back-to-back nights by just wiping the inside with a paper towel.
     
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    Oh yeah, you're literally pouring oil into the thing....if you make your popcorn, even grab all the kernels out, if you don't give it a good clean with paper towels, the next time you wanna use it, I promise you won't want to hahaha I had it out at my old house in my theater room, it looked great as a decoration and usually actually used it just on special occasions. Always had a bowl of different flavored powder/salt next to it too. Ranch and cheddar being a favorite.
     
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    I started a slow clap at the end of Hollow Man during opening night. I didn’t like it when I saw it in theater. In more recent viewings I it has grown on me for the cheesiness of it.

    The theater was packed and I did the classic slow clap. It caught fire and the entire place joined in for a huge applause. It was pretty hilarious.
     
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    I think you guys are right. I just watched a video with the machine working. Just about every video cuts the process. But that machine fills the box up with steam. It's funny. Thinking about it. I never actually saw them make popcorn in theaters in all the times I would go. It was always hot and ready. Some times I would see them dump the popcorn and mix some powder in. They would mix it up with that metal handle thing. But I never saw the amount of steam the machine produces.

    For the amount of money theater workers make, it must drive them crazy to have to clean that stuff every night. I wouldn't be surprised if some theaters would be candidates for Kitchen Nightmares.

    I'm going to read the manual for the Nostalgia machines. See what their cleaning procedure is. I'll probably just have it for display / special nights as well.
     
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    Oh, another one... was at a showing of The Hidden in this really down on its luck theater. A mouse got in my popcorn when i put the bag on the floor. Grindhouse heaven... so the walls were paper thin and I guess there was an action movie playing next door. So as the main character is standing with his wife in her housecoat having quiet morning conversation on their suburban lawn, the overwhelming sounds of machine guns and planes crashing bleeds through from the next theater as the two onscreen nonchalantly kiss and hubby gets in the car for work.

    A voice comes up from the back of the theater: "Geez, rough neighborhood."
     
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    Popcorn bag on the floor? I would never do that. I remember so many theaters with odd sticky floors. I don't know how they get like that. I saw Shocker in a theater like that. Old school theater that had two levels. I can't remember Shocker at all. I thought it was terrible afterwards is all I remember. But I do remember that sticky floor.
     
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    When i am done with it i always put my popcorn bag on the floor close to my chair arm. That way i dont have to walk past everyone in the aisle to throw it out mid movie. Just keep a few napkins handy in case the butter soaks the bottom as the spot on the floor is a fall hazard. And keep it very close to the base of your chair arm so it doesnt leave a possible spot in the foot path.
     
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    Oh I thought you were talking about putting a bag with popcorn on the floor and when you picked it up a mouse jumped out! Still scary. I don't like being anywhere with unexpected animals running around. It scared the hell out of me the few times I've been in areas and a mouse runs past me. One time I saw a rat that was as big as a cat or small dog walk across the street like it was no big deal.
     
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    No. It was scuzzy. Mice on the floor (I was there for 12 hrs that day so I made sure he was chubby by the 6th hour), a drunk guy in the front row who was good naturedly, well, a drunk guy in the front row, broken chairs that were incredibly comfortable that were recliners due to missing bolts (later replaced with new reclining chairs that werent a third as comfy), paul naschy on the big screen, silent night deadly night snapping in half as people cheered. Bliss...I coulda took that mouse home.
     

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