On Christmas day, my mom and I hit the local mall multiplex to check out It's Complicated. Since the other movies showing were Sherlock Holmes,Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,Avatar in 3D, and other big office fare, the place was packed with couples, families, and teens (including one in a leopard-print Snuggie, Uggs, and reindeer horns - you go, girl). As we were snacking on our popcorn and soda, the usher struck up a conversation with us, noting that the messiest crowds so far had been to see Sherlock Holmes, somewhat more adult fare compared to, say, Alvin or The Princess and the Frog, which was also playing there.
There are a lot of things to complain about when it comes to the theater-going experience these days, especially when it comes to audience members who aren't respectful of others. But what about being respectful of the people who work at the theater and taking your own trash out? Admittedly, I don't always clean up after myself, especially if there's been a popcorn accident (I'm a little... clumsy), but I try not to make it a habit. Sure, there are people who are paid to clean up the theaters, but that's gotta be a sucky job, so I try not to make it any harder. (Unlike, say, the woman sitting in front of me during Bones a few years ago who vomited on the floor midway through the movie and then stayed until the end.)
So, what's the deal with you and your movie garbage?