Correction, the theater doesn't require you to pick up your own trash. Just like any other movie theater, it has a staff and they clean up after the shows. Anytime I've gone, it's been as clean as your average theater. The only differences here are that the theater is older (early 80's multiplex) and the movies have already made the rounds in full price theaters (the reason they can charge $2). Be warned though, they can get really busy on the weekends. Great place to catch those movies you don't want to empty your wallet for.