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Yeah, that's one of the urban legends- no published research ever appeared
demonstrating this. I reckon it was a bit of PR that went wrong.
<I read a report some years ago that claimed theater owners were
> increase the number of people who went to buy soft drinks and popcorn
> after subliminal messages about them were flashed on the screens of their
> movie theaters. Since that's where the majority of their money comes
> I believe they were serious about that. I also heard a public outcry made
> them stop doing it, though.>
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