My wife returned from the ladies room at the movie theater recently with an interesting, and slightly disturbing story. Another woman at the mirror in the ladies room commented that she thought they were using a trick mirror that made you look slimmer, probably in an attempt to get woman to feel better about ordering a large popcorn and coke. My wife, after looking at the woman and her reflection, and then at herself, agreed that the mirror did indeed appear to be bending light in a way that was flattering to the subject.
I think it’s common knowledge that clothing store dressing rooms do this. But the bathroom mirror at the movie theater seems to be a stretch. I’d love to know if they have hard data showing that the mirror does increase concession sales. I’d also love to know if any female executives at Paragon Theaters objected to the mirrors when the idea was originally pitched.
Then again, movies are the land of make-believe, so maybe this shouldn’t really be a surprise to me