5 Benefits Of Working At a Movie Theater

By Lorraine Jazleene Biteranta on April 3, 2014

fantasystock.deviantart.comAs college students, we strive to find part time jobs that are both easy and fun. Working at a movie theater offers perks both during work and after, and here’s why:

1.Flexible Hours. As full-time students, most of us need a job that can accommodate our busy school schedules. Most movie theaters only require their employees to be available during the weekend, leaving the rest of the week free for school and homework.


 2. Easy Promotions. If you have a bit more time on your hands, movie theaters are well known for the ease of climbing up the ladder. Many have been known to receive a promotion just months after being hired, and some are informed right after securing a job that they would be great candidates for promotion.


  3.  Free Movie Tickets and Popcorn. If ever you find yourself bored at home with nothing to do, movie theater employees can enjoy the luxury of watching movies for free. How many friends you can bring for free varies from theater to theater, but knocking the price of one ticket down can help save money, especially when on a date. Most theaters also offer free popcorn and drinks, especially while at work. This means that you never have to spend your own money for food during your lunch break.


4.Free Movie Goodies. Speaking of freebies, many movie distributors, especially for big-time movies, offer free posters, bracelets, pins, cups, or other fun movie promotions. Guests at movie theaters receive these goodies by purchasing a ticket to a certain movie, but employees often are able to acquire them for free.


  5.Change in Scenery. If you are one of the many people who detest day-to-day jobs with nothing changing, then the movie theater is perfect for you. There are many different positions including ripping tickets, selling tickets, serving food, cleaning theaters, and many more. At movie theaters, you are moved around – you never stay in one spot. One day you may be selling tickets and the next, you may be serving food. This keeps work interesting and makes going to work just a bit more fun.


If you prefer a job that is fun and flexible and offers freebies, then the movie theater is definitely the right job for you!

Lorraine Jazleene Biteranta.

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