Going to the movies on a Friday or Saturday night is a timeless weekend tradition, but you won’t believe what’s lurking on some of the most commonly touched surfaces at your local movie theater. This team collected germ samples from multiple movie theaters by swabbing commonly touched surfaces.
- Touch-screen kiosks hold 5x more germs than the dirtiest surface in your home, your toothbrush holder
- 100% of butter dispensers & 97% of movie theater armrests contain bacteria known to cause toxic shock syndrome, pneumonia, and high fevers
- The handle of a movie theater lobby door has 26x more bacteria than your pet’s food bowl
Turns out a simple trip to the theater could be a health risk, so you’ll definitely want to keep some hand sanitizer with you!