Chilling at a theatre near you
I came across an interesting article in the Toronto Star. Apparently, your choice in film can affect your comfort in the theater. And we’re not talking about size of screen and number of seats. Science was never my best subject in school so I clearly hadn’t thought about how temperature in a room depends on the number of people in it.
Have you ever gone to a movie – say, Nancy Drew or Hostel: Part II or some other box-office dud – only to find yourself sadly alone and even more surprisingly, freezing your ju-jubes off?
I recently attended one so-called blockbuster and within the first 15 action-filled minutes, I slowly began shivering until my mind drifted off, focused on only one thing: the woolly cardigan in my closet at home.
Of course, cool theatres are part of the appeal of going to the movies in summer. The relieving chill of air conditioning in a dark theatre can be a soothing break from sweltering, smoggy, 35-degree Ontario heat waves.
But sometimes cinema houses are so cold I wonder if the theatre is trying to beef up their revenue by hanging meat in the projectionist’s booth.
Isn’t that something? I never thought how strange it is that the movie theater is the first indoor space I think about bringing a jacket too, regardless of the temperature outside.
This can’t be the last word on it thought because I have noticed some exceptions. Despite a packed audience at one local theater, it nevertheless requires multiple layers to survive each showing. Oddly enough, it’s a single-screen classic theater too.
Anyone have any horror stories of their own? How has this theater feature changed over the years?
(Thanks to kartooner for providing the photo.)
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