How to Make Out in a Movie Theatre: 12 Steps (with Pictures) (2023)

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Are you looking to make a move — at the movies? There's no shame in making out in a movie theatre. This romantic move is beloved by high school students and adults who are in the mood alike. And let's face it — sometimes, there's just no better place to make out than in a dark, cool movie theatre, where there is a sexy feeling of closeness and anonymity. However, before you make a move, you have to set the tone and make sure your kissing partner is ready for lights, camera, action. If you want to know how to make out in a movie theatre, see Step 1 to get started.

Things You Should Know

  • Set the stage by picking an upbeat blockbuster or romantic comedy when the theater won’t be packed, so you can have some privacy.
  • Minimize the amount of concessions you bring so you don’t have nacho cheese or popcorn butter getting in the way of kissing.
  • Break the touch barrier gradually by draping your arm over the seat. Wait until you get closer and made eye contact to initiate the kiss.

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Setting the Stage

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    Pick a movie that will get you in the mood. If you want to have the best make out session in the movies, then you should pick a movie that will make you and your kissing partner get that loving feeling. Now, you may kind of both already know that you're just going in there for some lip action, not to see the latest Oscar nominee give a breathtaking performance. You should pick something romantic, or something boring and nondescript, so you have lots of time to kiss without missing out. Just avoid anything too gory, scary, or important. You probably don't want to get caught making out during a movie about hate crimes or civil rights.[1]

    • Any summer blockbuster, romantic comedy, or action flick is perfect for making out. You don't want your kissing partner to turn you away, saying, "Hang on, I want to see what happens."
    • You should also be careful not to pick a new movie on the day it comes out, or the theaters will be packed. Try to pick something that has been out in theaters for a while, or something you've never even heard of. This will make it more likely for you to get some privacy.[2]
    • Additionally, if you're old enough, go see a Rated R or PG-13 movie. You want to minimize the amount of small kids in the audience or it'll be a real buzz kill.
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    Minimize the concessions. Do you want a large popcorn with extra butter — or a long make out session with extra lovin'? Maybe you can get some M&Ms and save them for later, or a large soda to quench your thirst, but you should avoid going all out when it comes to concessions, or they'll get in the way of trying to make out. You don't want to kiss or caress your partner's face if your fingers are covered in nacho cheese or popcorn butter.

    • If you really can't do without your popcorn, maybe go back for it at half-time, after you've had some time to kiss.


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    Sit in a place where you can have some privacy. Though it can be hard to get true privacy in a public place, you can definitely try to sit somewhere more private so you don't get angry stares and so you don't get reprimanded by Grandma. Find two seats that are in the back so people don't see your smooching silhouettes instead of what Denzel Washington is doing. Beyond that, try to sit toward the wall, in a row without any people in it, or which isn't surrounded by people. This will make you feel less shy about making a move.[3]

    • If you know the theatre won't be packed, try to come in a little late, so you can stake out a private spot without having a family of 8 sit down behind you at the last minute.
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    Break the touch barrier. It'll be awkward to try to lock lips before you even really start touching each other. Guys can casually drape their arms over the seat at the start of the movie and then ease the arm over their girl's shoulder as the movie progresses. You can also move close enough that your outer feet or arms are touching, so you can break the touch barrier a bit. If you're in one of those fancy theaters with a movable arm rest, move it up so you'll be sitting even closer to your kissing partner. Make sure before you cross the touch barrier that your partner is comfortable with you touching them. Try to read their facial expressions and always asking for consent.[4]

    • Another thing is that movie theaters are always cold. Guys can ask their girls if they're cold, and when they say they are, it's an excuse to cuddle up even closer together.
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    Touch each other lightly. Once you've moved closer together, you can start to touch each other a bit.[5] You can hold hands, making sure to caress the fingers from time to time instead of letting your hands sit there like limp fish. You can also gently touch each other's knees or arms as you take it to an even more intimate level.

    • Just remember to give it some time. You don't have to hold hands the second the movie starts. Make it feel natural instead of rushing into it — unless you feel like the most natural thing to do is to start making out right away.
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    Make eye contact.[6] Though it can be hard to make eye contact when you're both supposed to be looking ahead, intently watching the movie, it'll also be pretty hard to kiss without actually looking at each other. After you've been touching each other for a while, or even if you're making jokes to each other about the movie, you can slowly turn toward each other and make eye contact. This will let your kissing partner know that you're interested in more than just the movie.

    • Lock eyes for a second, and look away. Alternately, you can let your eyes linger and let your partner know that it's time for the kissing to begin.
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    Move your faces close together. Now it's time to angle your heads and move closer to each other until your lips almost touch. You can put your arms on your partner's hips, hands, or even his or her face to complete the gesture. If this feels like too much, you can just start with a simple kiss and then use your hands once you turn up the heat. Continue to look into your partner's eyes and get ready for more.

    • Just keep in mind that, if you and your date haven't really made out yet, the movie theatre may not be the best place to start. Trying to make out with someone you haven't kissed yet in the theatre can catch the person off guard, and it can be a little uncomfortable to get to know someone's kissing style for the first time when you're in the dark.
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Making a Move

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    Gently lock lips. Just press your lips together gently and softly, and enjoy the sensation of your partner's lips on yours. You can move one lip above your partner's and the other in between his or her lips, so your lips fit in together instead of being directly on top of one another. You can just linger here for a few seconds without expecting anything more. Don't pucker your lips too much, but relax and enjoy this sweet, simple sensation.[7]

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    Start making out. This is what you've been waiting for all along — and we're not talking about crazy fight sequence in the middle of The Avengers. Once you lock lips, the sky is the limit. Gently slip your tongue into your date's mouth and begin French kissing. At first, take it slowly instead of jamming your tongue into your date's mouth. Once your tongues are in each other's mouths, gently explore the territory.

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    Use your hands. You don't have to totally grope your date, but using your hands while you're making out can kick things up a notch. Caress the sides of your partner's face while you're kissing, touch your date's shoulders or arms, and just keep your hands active to keep things interesting. You don't have to go overboard — there's also something to be said for a simple sensual kiss that doesn't require a lot of arm movements.[8]

    • You can also place a hand on your partner's thigh or caress his or her knee.
    • Try stroking the side of your date's neck once you're kissing.
    • Using your hands and exploring your partner's body (in PG areas) can help enhance your make out session, but don't take it too far. You are in public after all, and you don't want to get escorted out of the theatre after your make out session gets X rated.
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    Don't forget to come up for air. You don't have to make out for thirty minutes or for the duration of the movie without stopping. In fact, you'll probably enjoy kissing a lot more if you take breaks and come up for air from time to time. You can slowly pull away from your partner and take a few breaths and make eye contact before you move back in for a kiss. You can also just move away a bit and return your focus to the movie until your next make out session begins. This will build anticipation as you eagerly await the next time you'll kiss.

    • You can even smile and stroke your date's hair when you take little breaks.
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    Leave your partner wanting more. As the credits roll and you pull away from your partner-in-kissing-crime, you should smile, stroke your date's face, and let him or her know how much you liked it. You can even make a joke about how great the movie was, or say that you wouldn't mind seeing it again to pick up on some of the more subtle scenes. You can also really heat things up next time by making out somewhere a bit more private. But until then, you can eagerly anticipate the next time you head to the big screen.

    • Squeeze your date's hand as you leave the theatre. Walk fast so the other patrons don't recognize you! And get ready to plan your next sexy trip to the Cineplex.
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      • Don't be loud, or you will be kicked out.


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      • Don't stuff your mouth with popcorn, especially if you have braces. Share your snacks. If you are the gentleman, hold the door for her, and pay for her stuff (or you could just split the bill).


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      To make out in a movie theater, choose a movie that will put you and your date in the mood, like a sweet romantic comedy. Pick a spot where you can get some privacy, like a seat near the back. After the movie has been playing for a while, snuggle up to your date and break the touch barrier by holding their hand or putting your arm around them. Turn toward them and catch their eye, then lean in for a kiss. Start slow and gentle, then build up the intensity. Keep going as long as you’re both comfortable with it, but don’t forget to take breaks to catch your breath and enjoy some of the movie. For more tips, like how to leave your partner wanting more after the movie, read on!

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      How do you makeout in a movie theater? ›

      You can put your arms on your partner's hips, hands, or even his or her face to complete the gesture. If this feels like too much, you can just start with a simple kiss and then use your hands once you turn up the heat. Continue to look into your partner's eyes and get ready for more.

      Do theaters have cameras inside? ›

      The main reason why most movie theaters have security cameras is because they want to stop any sort of piracy from happening. Now bear in mind that older cameras might not be able to detect that very well because they would not be able to see very well in the dark.

      How to kiss a girl while watching a movie? ›

      You can make eye contact, touch her cheek, and then tilt her face toward yours and lean toward her until you lock lips. Your lips should touch each other firmly, but not too firmly. You can kiss her for just a second or two before you pull away.

      How do you make a move on a girl at the movies? ›

      Don't just lean in to her face, make sure it's what she wants. Pushing her hair behind her ear and looking into her eyes is a great way to signal that you want to kiss, and a good moment to ask for it. Using your words is the best way to be sure that kisses is what you both want.

      How do actors prepare for kissing scenes? ›

      Having a familiarity with the script, rapport with your scene partner, good oral hygiene, and openness with your real-life partner, if you have one, will all help prepare you for a kissing scene. Know the story: Understanding the dramatic weight behind a kissing scene will help you get in the right mindset to perform.

      How do actors makeout? ›

      Make eye contact with your acting partner how actors feel about kissing you touch lips. Look your partner in the eyes when the kissing scene comes. This makes sure you are both ready for the scene, so the kiss does not turn out awkward or embarrassing. Move in for the kiss slowly and calmly.

      Do theaters have night cameras? ›

      They are likely not typical night vision cameras though some theaters use night vision goggles to see if there are any violations to the liquor control laws. It is to make sure minors are not consuming alcohol and to have a record if a kid comes up drunk and says he got it from us.

      Do cinemas have night vision cameras? ›

      One of the main components of CCTV cameras in cinemas should contain a night vision lens.

      Can movie theater employees see you? ›

      There's pretty much nothing movie theater employees can't see, according to @. no1headache. She revealed in a comment that employees “also have night vision goggles,” so it doesn't matter how dark the theater is.

      How do you kiss surprisingly? ›

      Pause and look at their lips.

      Simply draw out the moment. Shoot a brief glance at their lips, not longer than two seconds, and then make eye contact with them. Try to keep your mouth gently parted, receptive to a kiss, during this look. If they look at your lips too, that is a great sign.

      How to make a move when she comes over? ›

      1. (1) Signs Are Important. Signs are like an indication of whether or not you should make your move, so they are important. ...
      2. (2) Go With The Flow. By that I mean stop over-thinking about the how's and what if's and just go with the first thought in your head. ...
      3. (3) Try Humour. ...
      4. (4) Approach Her Friends. ...
      5. (5) Compliment Her Mind.
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      When a guy asks you to Netflix and chill? ›

      "Netflix and chill" is an Internet slang term used as a euphemism for sexual activity, either as part of a romantic partnership, as casual sex, or as a groupie invitation.

      How to touch a girl in cinema? ›

      Girls usually like to start with a slow touch, behind the neck, throat… If you touch a girl on her back, she 'd love that too… Make her smile, let her feel your touch, then even if you touch them on their thighs, they would love that too…

      How do you cuddle in a movie theater? ›

      If the armrest goes up, you can cuddle as you normally do. However, if the armrest does not go up, put your head on your partner's shoulder while holding your hand.

      Do actors kiss on the lips? ›

      So, do actors really kiss? Short answer: It depends. They usually do some form of kissing, but there are ways to get around it (more on that later). Whether you wind up locking lips with another actor or not, there's a lot that goes into kissing scenes that you should know about.

      How do actors cry on the spot? ›

      Menthol tear sticks and menthol tear-producing sprays are products designed specifically to generate tears and are often used by film and TV actors. Simply apply them lightly under the eyes, and the residue will let off menthol vapors that make your eyes water.

      Do actors feel awkward kissing? ›

      Do actors feel anything when they kiss? Yes. When actors kiss on stage or in a film, they feel awkward. And they feel the eyes of every other person in the room focused on them, and on the fact they are kissing.

      Do actors tongue kiss? ›

      Well, to answer your question, yes, actors do use their tongues during a making a kissing scene. It's a very important part of the job.

      Do actors get attracted to each other? ›

      Actors are often thrust into romantic scenes with each other, but sometimes the acting is almost suspiciously good. Given the intense filming schedules, it is hardly surprising that actors end up falling in love on film and TV sets.

      Is it legal to record a movie in theaters? ›

      The violation of the right of the owner to be credited and copyright infringement are both civil wrongs and criminal charges can also be filed against the person who violates his right. We can take a civil action against the person who is caught filming a movie in a theatre.

      Where is the best place to sit at the cinema? ›

      For a standard movie theater with exit rows on the sides (as opposed to down the middle, as some older theaters have), the best spot is as close to dead center as you can get. “I've always felt the obvious best spot to sit in a movie theater is in the center of the room, center with the screen.

      What can cinema workers see? ›

      If you think you're hidden under the cover of darkness when the lights go out at the cinema, think again. Cinema-goers have been left stunned after a staff member revealed that workers can see everything that goes on in the seats.

      How do cinemas detect cameras? ›

      Offending camera lenses bounce back a telltale reflection that the device senses, then records on a digital snapshot captured with a built-in digital camera of its own. If the machine spots a suspected pirating camcorder in the audience, it then sends out an automated alarm to in-theater security or law enforcement.

      Can supervisors watch you on camera? ›

      It is illegal to monitor employees without their knowledge and consent in California (though federal law does not require employers to inform workers they are being recorded). Employers are required to tell all people who are being recorded the extent and duration of the recording.

      Can your boss listen to you on camera? ›

      According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “if an employer gives notice to its employees that they should have no expectation of privacy in the workplace, then it may conduct video and audio monitoring of work areas and employee conversations.” In other words, your boss can listen in on work- ...

      Is your boss allowed to watch you on camera? ›

      Employer monitoring of employees and surveillance is legal. In many cases there is a legal duty to monitor employees. However, there are boundaries employers should operate within.

      What is a butterfly kiss? ›

      : the act or an instance of fluttering one's eyelashes against another person's skin. "… I've invented a new way of kissing.

      What age is kissing? ›

      Though the average age for young people to experience a first kiss is fifteen, there is absolutely no reason to rush into it because “everyone else is doing it” or you want to feel “normal.” After all, what good is a kiss if it comes with a side of regret?

      How do you kiss the hottest? ›

      First, keep your lips soft and slightly opened, in a gently inviting and receptive way. Don't press them together tightly, but also avoid opening them too wide. Drooling and too much saliva is almost always a turn-off for men and women. On the other hand, some women and men like steamy, sloppy, wet kissing.

      How do you know when a girl wants to get in your pants? ›

      If she's sitting with her legs crossed and her top leg is slightly swinging, or if her foot is pointed toward him, she's attracted,” says Maresca-Kramer. If you notice this happening, return the gesture by mimicking her posture. Turning your hips towards her is a great signal that the feeling is mutual.

      Is it OK for girl to make first move? ›

      When a person values a woman making the first move, it shows that they appreciate a woman's confidence, the sureness of herself, and initiative,” says Cook. “It's healthy to have a partner that celebrates us when we are living with clarity and courage.

      How do you tell if a guy is hot for you? ›

      20 signs that indicate you really turn him on
      1. He initiates physical contact.
      2. He puts some extra effort into his physical appearance.
      3. There's a lot of flirting.
      4. His voice sounds deeper when he's talking to you.
      5. He stares at you, and not just your face.
      6. Firm and tense (but confused) movements.
      7. You catch him blushing.
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      How do you know if a guy wants you badly? ›

      Besides just hugging and kissing, he may find a reason to touch you often. He might touch your hair, give you back rubs, or simply walk past you so he'll have an excuse to bump into you. These touches are signs he wants you badly sexually.

      Does chill mean hookup? ›

      When someone uses the specific phrase “Netflix and chill,” they don't literally mean Netflix and chill — they mean hook-up. It's slang, and you should learn to recognize it.

      What do you do with a girl while watching a movie? ›

      Make a romantic move somewhere during the movie if your girlfriend is comfortable with it. Whether this means holding hands with her, wrapping your arm around her, kissing her, or cuddling with, do it! She'll like it, and she'll probably be expecting something anyway. However, don't get too crazy.

      Is it okay to kiss in the cinema? ›

      Kissing in a movie theater is fine if you're comfortable with it. Kissing during the movie is ok if you're cool with missing parts of the movie and aren't distracting others.

      Should you put your arm around a girl at the movies? ›

      If you cannot be casual about it, then don't do it. Basically, be true to yourself, not artificial. If you spontaneously feel like putting your arm around her shoulder, do so. If you spontaneously feel like putting your arm around her shoulder, then don't.

      Do people makeout in Theatres? ›

      Oh goodness yes, people do it. Making out is fun. Done well, with an enthusiastic partner, it's as much fun as sex. It need not be a pre runner to sex; it can absolutely be a thing you do just for the doing of it.

      How are kissing scenes shot in movies? ›

      Closed-mouth kisses are the most common technique used by actors for on-screen kisses. With this method, actors keep their lips closed tightly and kiss lip-to-lip. The open-mouth kiss with no tongue is also a very common technique used by actors.

      How do you kiss like they do in the movies? ›

      Slightly open your lips and gently touch them to theirs. You might gently bite both the upper and lower lips. Then get your tongue involved. Step 3: Before you go for the mouth, hold their face and look deeply into their eyes with a combination of love and lust.

      Can you get in trouble for kissing in a movie theater? ›

      Kissing is not a illegal or a disturbing task.


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