Penn Researchers Unable to Determine Why the Rhythm Room Exists
July 10, 2019 at 5:53 pm
Penn students have long been confused by the existence of the Rhythm Room, the bar inside the Cinemark located on 40th and Walnut. In fact, everyone, whether or not they're a Penn student, is confused when they go to the movie theater and remember that there is, for whatever reason, a bar inside of it.
Last fall, a multidisciplinary team of Penn researchers received a grant to investigate, among other things, why exactly the Rhythm Room exists. They could not figure out why.
The teams' other investigations proved similarly fruitless. The world-class academics failed to determine why any Cinemark employee thought it was a good idea to put a bar inside the theater (one of several questionable decisions made by the establishment's management), or why anyone anywhere would ever put a bar inside of a movie theater.
The researchers could only come to one definitive conclusion: no Penn student has ever actually set foot inside the Rhythm Room. This, of course, raises another question: how is it still in business?
For now, the student body's questions about the mysterious bar remain unanswered, and it remains campus' second-most enigmatic establishment after, of course, Avril 50.