Redditors share horror stories in response to photo of ransacked cinema

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Redditors came together to share their worst movie horror stories after a user shared a photo of the completely trashed movie theater they were tasked with cleaning up.

In a now-viral post on Reddit’s mildly infuriating r /, a movie worker expressed frustration at having to clean up after moviegoers and showed members of the 76.3K subreddit what kind of sticky mess recent customers have left – including a photo of trash strewn across rows of seats and a theater floor covered in spilled soda and popcorn. This, u / Key-Disaster-3682 said, happens all the time.

“I work in a movie theater and this happens on a regular basis,” they captioned the original post.

U / Key-Disaster-3682’s post follows one of the biggest weekends in recent movie history, as Spider-Man: No Path Home hits theaters on Friday, December 17th.

According to Box Office Mojo, the third installment of the Tom Holland-led franchise generated $ 260 million in domestic sales in its first weekend, good for the second biggest opening weekend of all time. sliding behind. Avengers: Endgame, which earned over $ 350 million in its opening weekend in 2019.

u / Key-Disaster-3682 clarified that the photo of the theater littered with popcorn and soda was from a Spider-Man: No Path Home showing. Other Redditors used the original post, which received 56.3,000 votes and nearly 5,000 comments, as an opportunity to share some of their worst movie experiences as moviegoers and movie workers.

Popcorn has spilled on the floor of a movie theater.
Leonard Mc Lane / Getty Images / Digital Vision

Explaining that they had seen Spider-Man: No Path Home Over the weekend u / Dramatic _______ Pause detailed an equally messy theater experience and said that even the fanciest cinemas end up being destroyed.

“I went to see NWH in a fancy theater, where they will bring you alcohol and food at your seat while you watch the movie,” they explained in a comment, adding that it was nice to eat. a burger and mozzarella sticks during the movie. “But when it was done, everyone got up and left all their shit everywhere. Disposable plastic trays of chicken wing bones, gravy cups and half-eaten fries, everything. .. It was disgusting.”

Another Redditor who said they worked in a movie theater echoed the original poster.

“I worked in a theater myself,” wrote u / mcv612. “Most people only clean when they have to. And knowing that there are movie theater cleaners, there is a greater incentive to leave the trash there, even if there is a large trash can just before you go. get out of the cinema AND a big trash can when you reach the hallway. “

Cinema covered with popcorn and soda
A movie theater covered in soda and popcorn following a recent screening of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
Reddit / u / Key-Disaster-3682

The debate over movie etiquette and whether or not moviegoers are responsible for cleaning up after themselves has been raging for some time now, and according to an additional pair of commentators, the movie damage found in 2021 is the same as it was. they have been for the past five decades.

“I worked in a movie theater in 1975 and it was the same then,” u / birdman122459 wrote.

“I worked in one around 2005 and it was the same back then too,” u / OverByThere_Innit added.


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