SETTING THESAURUS

MOVIE THEATER



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A marquis listing movies and showtimes
Framed posters of current and upcoming films
A glassed-in box office with cashiers sitting on stools
Lots of glass doors to enter through
Customers waiting in line to pay
Kids being dropped off at the curb
A brightly lit foyer area
Video games and token machines
An inside marquis that shows which movies are playing in which theaters
Caution cones to alert customers to spills
Cutouts of actors
Displays advertising future releases
Ropes separating the ticketing area from the concession stand
A concession counter with neon lighting and pricing boards
Tile or patterned carpet floors in the foyer area
A party room
Popcorn and soda machines
Boxes of candy
Straw and napkin dispensers
A condiment station
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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