ooohhh...Do you take snacks into the movie theater??

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  1. ecsmom

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    Teacher NY, we have done the same at our drive in. When we went to see Titantic, we took a table and some camp chairs and a small grill. We cooked out and made a night of it.

    And yes, I do take my own candy to the movies but my DH always buys the giant popcorn and extra large drink. :lol:
     
  2. corps2005

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    :( My secret is out. Yes, I am the woman that carries her oversized, purse tote into the movie theater. :blush: Sigh. And inside of it, I have my own concession bar complete with coke zeros, twizzlers, bagged popcorn, and chocolate covered raisins. But I am generous person and so fellow friends pile their goodies and drinks in my bag as well. :p
     
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    I believe a theater audience should be dead silent, so I have never allowed my children or my husband to eat in there. I've had too many movies ruined by slurps, crunches, whining, arguing about who gets what, and the rattling papers from other people having dinner while others are trying to watch a movie, which costs a lot, and people like us don't get to do it very often. Noisy, eating, up-and-down people ruin the fun for the rest of us. I miss the days when the ushers would escort noisy people OUT, and there weren't any second chances, either.

    Eat all you want in there, as long as you're QUIET. Turn off the cell phone and go to the bathroom BEFORE you get to the theater, too. Thankyouverymuch.
     
  4. Ms. I

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    I agree. I hate the grp of teens that start laughing at the beginning or the crinkly sounding snack bags. I sit & hope they don't do that throughout the entire movie.
     
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    The last time DH and I went to a movie, we brought in a bottle of water and the usher actually came up to us, in the middle of the movie, and actually scolded us. He said something along the lines of "I KNOW you didn't buy that water here and if you bring in outside food or drink again, it WILL be confiscated." The ladies in front of us turned around after he left and said they couldn't believe that he would be so upset about a bottle of water.

    Good thing he didn't know about the little baggie of snacks inside my purse, huh? :lol:
     
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    I fill up my SUV with kids and we go. Usually I have 6 kids and myself. (DH and I never go) If I buy each of those kids and myself popcorn, soda and candy, it costs me a minimum of $90 in concessions. We go to matinees so the tickets cost us $42. All total that is $132 for 90 minutes of entertainment.

    Therefore, we bring everything in except the popcorn. I buy a giant refillable popcorn for $6.00 and I bring along lunch bags so we can split it up. I bring sodas or capri suns from home and our 7-11 stop for candy runs us around $10. So I am sitting at about $58 instead of $132.
     
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    I will sometimes bring a drink and small snacks for my kids if it's just the three of us. Hubby insists on buying popcorn and soda anytime we go. He feels strongly that "It's not a movie without popcorn." So I don't feel bad if I have a water and small snack with me since he's still paying $10 - $12 on his popcorn and soda.
     
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    I don't think they would get anywhere near as many people in the movie theater if they confiscated everything people took in.

    People just can't shell out that much money anymore.
     
  10. MissWull

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    Nah, only because I usually don't eat during the movie. I've bought the occasional coke, popcorn or nachos...but not very often, so I don't mind buying them when I do. But theaters make a killing on selling that stuff, so I wouldn't feel any bit bad about sneaking food/drinks in if I were you!!

    Growing up my parents would always buy the works...drinks, popcorn and sometimes candy for us. So I was pretty spoiled when I was little and went to the movies. It's a good thing I didn't grow up doing that, or I'd be broke!
     
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    I have to admit, my hubby and I always buy concessions... a large popcorn and a large drink to share (because there really is just nothing like movie theatre popcorn! it's my weakness!!) But we always bring our own candy.

    The movie theatres around here, Harkins and AMC, are both totally fine with people bringing their own snacks in. It didn't used to be that way, and they used to check bags and confiscate food. Then they struck up deals with the surrounding stores (usually a coffee bar, candy store, and a few restaurants, etc.) to allow items from those places in only. I have even seen people bring in giant bags of food to-go from Chili's or Friday's, which I personally think is a bit much. Finally, these theaters realized that the majority of people are at least buying one or two items from the concession stands, and decided that outside food and drinks are ok.
     
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    I go to the movies 3 times a month and we definitely take our own drinks and candy but I do splurge on the popcorn, It's so good to me! Bad for me, but good to me, y'know? LOL
     
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    :D yeah, I know! :D
     
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    Yes, every time. But I don't go to the movies anymore. It's way too expensive. I may give in and go see "W", though.
     
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    Yep, we go to Walmart and buy the box candy and stick it in my purse. We'll buy the large drink at the consession stand though. We haven't been to the movie in ages. Can't afford it most of the time. If we had to buy the snacks at the movies, I guess we wouldn't get any.
     
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    That's right. Wal-Mart does carry the "movie theater" candy for $1 each.
     
  17. TeacherNY

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    One time my friend and I went to the $2 movie theater. We did bring bags into the theater because we had just been shopping (the theater is in a mall). The guy taking the tickets said, "I smell Burger King food in your bag. You can't take it in there". She told him that she in fact did NOT have any such thing in her bag. She showed him a bag of coffee beans that she bought at the gourmet shop for her mother. The guy just gave us a stupid snort and let us in. I don't know how coffee beans smells like Burger King...never been able to figure that one out.
     
  18. TeacherSandra

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    Don't forget Target (usually about 88 cents) and the Dollar General stores (only $1) :love:
     
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    Now, see, if we weren't SUPPOSED to sneak in food to movies, why does the candy industry make movie size boxes of candy and sell them for $1? I feel justified! LOL
    If it was that wrong, wouldn't the theater companies have sued and won by now?
     
  20. corps2005

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    If we're not supposed to sneak the food and drinks in the movie theater, why do we have oversized women's purses. :D :D :D
     

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