Why is food in movie theaters such a scam?

Why is food in movie theaters such a scam?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because fatfricks still buy it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. The thought of going 90-120 minutes without eating is incomprehensible to them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        n-no you!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not only this, but they lack the capacity and common sense to eat a meal BEFORE going to watch a movie.
        Drinking something during a movie I understand, I love me a cold beer, but buying ridiculously marked up food? Forget it.
        Also, on what fricking planet is a large popcorn, candy and a drink are worth 50¢ less than two sliders, curly fries and a large drink? And two hotdogs and a drink is somehow less expensive than popcorn?!?!

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The theater makes most of its money on concessions. Ticket prices almost entirely go to studios.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is the correct answer. It's the same reason gas stations thrive on porky construction workers and stoners--they aren't making their money on the core product

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        eh, nah. just after covid my country had a spike in fuel prices in most places. a petrol station on a motorway got famous because their prices stayed low still, as the owners didnt inflate their prices to match the israeliteery of the others. they made money hand over fist without israeliteing the public

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know where you are, but the business model is consistent. Chances are that the other stations were trying to recover earlier losses on fuel sales while that one was making no money off fuel sales and relying on low fuel price to drive extra foot traffic through the store.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In the US it's illegal to sell goods below cost in some states and a gas station was sued during covid for underpricing their gas to generate more traffic.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone is out to take your money and kill you. You still haven't realized this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >everyone
      No, not everyone, just the people with power. Most people are good and honest.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        LEL!
        That's only about 20-30%
        The rest just want to be as comfortable as they can, no matter Who is fricks over.
        About 10% of the people who make things happen are inherently self-serving to the point of narcissism/sociopathy and there's another 10% who still have honor and try to live by the golden rule.
        Again, 80% of the total population just want to do what they are told and have full bellies, be mindlessly entertained, and get their rocks off on a regular basis.
        they will only do what is "Good and Honest" if they believe either someone is watching(becoming much rarer,) or they can get social status for it.
        This is the TRUTH, whether you want to believe it or not.
        You may not be able to conceive of this because you think everyone else thinks like you,(most people think this)--They DON'T.
        Just take a look around next time you go out in public and see how much self-centered, oblivious behavior there is-=- OR-=- just how much false ""Niceness"" you see.

        The answer to OPie's Q is:
        CAPTIVE AUDIENCE
        but about 60% of people sneak in their own snacks/drinks anyway.
        https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2022/mar/21/own-snacks-cinema-food
        FRICK Hollywood anyway, I'm not paying $25 for a 2 hour "Conditioning Sesion"

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You see in others what you see in yourself.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          wtf is this reply what board am i on?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Most people don't have any real power, therefore they haven't had a chance to exercise their selfish gene properly. Rest assured, you are surrounded by temporarily embarrassed psychopaths in every direction

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          see

          You see in others what you see in yourself.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You see in others what you see in yourself.

            it's a pretty gay post, not a slam dunk mic drop. sorry bud

            wtf is this reply what board am i on?

            it's called an effortpost and we used to get them all the time before we got invaded by the swarm of twitter immigrants.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, regular people are by and large selfish, greedy butthole. Especially those who think of themselves as "good and honest".

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    worth it for the BANGS

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    never really been a cinema eater, but the one i've been going to recently has chicken tenders and they're surprisingly good, so i get 6 or 12 tendies and eat them as quickly as possible.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dune 2 was the last time I went to the movie theater in over a decade and I was feeling good cause I went on a discount day and the ticket price was half off. Wanted to relieve memories of the theater so bought a drink and popcorn, ended up being 1.25 the cost of the movie ticket. I was shocked

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did you at least get the meme popcorn bucket?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    word. I don't even go anymore. Between the fricking vomit smell and the eardrum piercing Krakatoa volume and the fact that you can buy a 60' 4k tv for less than 800 bucks, is watching movies in theatres even agreeable anymore?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don't forget the fact that they show fricking TV commercials now. It's hard to think of another business that so actively hates its customers. Movie theaters should have long since gone the way of Blockbuster Video. I'll make an except only for those few quirky local theaters that show old movies for cheap, in a restaurant or drive-in setting. (But probably not many survived Le Lockdown.)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wait, in the middle of the movie?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, before the movie. But in the 1990s it was unthinkable that you would pay money to watch a car commercial before the previews.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            sure, but i was watching car commercials before movies more than 20 years ago, so this shit isnt new

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not in Australia. The format been the same all my life. Business commercials, then movie trailers, then the movie. If you want to avoid the commercials, you just don't go in too soon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the last time I went to a theater (which was years ago), they were already playing commercials on the screen when I walked in looking for a seat. Then they played some more when the show started, then the actual previews.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          there are ads in the middle of the movie all the time now, yes, they just don't cut from the movie to them like broadcast tv. they're just baked in.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Been that way for a long time. Superman II (1980) had a very prominent ad for Marlboro cigarettes. Got to start 'em young.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But i thought he never said yes to cigarrettes?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I use movie theaters to make a first move on a new girl. I need to make sure she isnt nuts before she comes back to my place for subsequent movies.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    My English class had an early attempt at cultural diversity by making us read a short story about a white man who went down to Harlem to watch movies. He saw King Kong, raving about how the Harlem crowd really got into the movie. He thought it was great that they talked to the screen and jumped around in the aisle. "Regular cinemas wouldn't allow you to express yourself that way" was one of his laments.
    The message was that such behavior is just part of their culture so it was ok in Harlem. Today the essay likely would be considered terribly racist, especially for selecting King Kong as the movie and claiming people of a certain racial group acts like monkeys.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But it IS part of their culture. It's like saying the n-word or killing black people: it's okay when THEY do it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But it IS part of their culture. It's like saying the n-word or killing black people: it's okay when THEY do it.

      That's basically every other episode of The Boondocks.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        …which is a masterpiece. McGruder is a saint.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is what I expect it is like to watch movies in Harlem.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Movies as a social experience is a poor people thing not a black people thing. Honestly I think it is more enjoyable to discuss the movie as it plays, the theater isn't ideal for it but thats what was available.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Honestly I think it is more enjoyable to discuss the movie as it plays
        You are a SCOURGE to most theater/movie watchers.
        t. so am I

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw the Peter Jackson King Kong with a diverse crowd and it was an experience. Grew up in a less diverse area so it was interesting.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Yo I don't blame you. I take shits on the seats, piss in bottles and drizzle it all over the seats on my way out. I mean what kind of sick frick does that? Fricking disgusting.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Take that kinda posting to Culinaly!

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the theater I went to a few weeks ago was even worse, $17 for small popcorn and small soda

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because 90% of the money you paid for your ticket goes to the studios.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    who the frick goes to the theater anymore? my local theater had to rebrand into a bowling alley/arcade/bar to stay in business.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wait so they front that they're a bowling ally then once you pay and get inside they make you watch a new movie? Those bastards!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They still actually show movies in the theater part but yeah most people are there for the arcade and bowling and shit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Seems like bowling is a noisy companion for movies, even if the theaters have some noise isolation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can eat at bowling places too

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Movie critics and teens on dates looking to make out in the back away from parents. No idea if people do actual movie dates anymore with how cringe women are about cheap dates on tiktok.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe you just need to suck a fricking BBC

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These portion sizes must be absurd if your "small snack in the movie theater" is 2700 calories. What the frick are people doing...

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they aren't making it from actual movie sales. If they made the tickets be rape prices like that and the food cheap literally everyone would pirate the shit. People haven't figured this out yet because of this simple fact. If they charged you the price of a fricking Bluray just to sit around a bunch of loud ass people you don't like people would instantly put the two together.

    Just go to a dollar store and buy boxes of candy and some bottles of soda so they don't make a loud audible crack when you open it and you're set. I'd say pop some popcorn and hide it in a bag before you leave but lets be real it's the only thing worth getting there because no brand of popcorn ever gets the movie theater butter just right.

    Upkeep of the theater itself is exactly why they charge these prices. Ticket prices alone won't cover hiring wagies, paying taxes, covering utilities and general construction/cleaning upkeep of the theater much less make a profit. Only type of theater that can pull of that shit is drive ins and those are almost non existent these days. Enjoy the childhood you had where you could still enjoy American past times before inflation and a shattered economy buck broke the fun things that still existed before you're never getting it back.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The drive-in near me now charges a corkage fee if you bring in outside food. IIRC, it's $15 on top of the ticket price.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Then they will die off soon enough.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A law from a while back also prevented movie students from own movie theaters. I'm surprised most theaters are still open, The Fall Guy had a bit of advertising but debuted with $28 million and fell to $14 the following week.
      There's two or three big movies this year and that's it.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because israelites give them barely any money from the actual ticket sale

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly I kinda doubt they are because I completely remember my first sip of movie theatre Dr. Pepper last time and it was a long long time ago compared to the soda at the local corner store. Especially movie theatre popcorn! Ugh .. Empty dish! So deelish! I notice here in the Western Hemisphere you really do get what you pay for compared to the Eastern Hemisphere which is quite the interchangeable-opposite. Movie theatre food definitely comes from a reliable high-quality source too. That sip of Dr. Pepper was such a memory to my mouth! Crisp & quenching. Whenever I buy like DP from the nearby corner store it's actually rather bland yet still doable.

    "Dependent on the independent is a sign of immaturity." - ???

    Man! If I had the money to see a movie and buy theatre food it'd be like my second home or something! Ugh .. Auhm Huhngry!

    Whispers, "The cheapest food has some of the most nutrients."

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > $23.00 for popcorn and a pop

    I haven't been to a theater since 2003 so this doesn't affect me but, WTF?

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't been inside a movie theater in like 14 years

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      FRICK ANIME!!!!!!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm starting to get used to this B0t.
        Soon enough, the threads won't seem complete without it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        boy would i love to

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine buying this garbage just to stuff like rats to go consume your Hollywood slop.

    HOLEEE

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If I had FRICK-YOU money, I'd bring back the 2nd run theaters like Cinemark.
    I'd also allow beer and wine sales and have ½ of the theater outfitted in 1 sided picnic tables and IDGAF if you bring in a picnic basket as long as you follow the courtesy rules and aren't a nuisance to other customers,(ticket is a CONTRACT.)
    This of course might have to be a private club membership thing... but $3 second runs with double features where you can eat what you want?
    Literally KINO.
    I'd probably allow different generic kitchen spaces for local vendors for a 20% of their take fee, on weekly contract.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i went to cinemark two days ago man

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Rilly? They don't exist in MCL.
        How much are tickets these days?

        If I had FRICK-YOU money, I'd bring back the 2nd run theaters like Cinemark.
        I'd also allow beer and wine sales and have ½ of the theater outfitted in 1 sided picnic tables and IDGAF if you bring in a picnic basket as long as you follow the courtesy rules and aren't a nuisance to other customers,(ticket is a CONTRACT.)
        This of course might have to be a private club membership thing... but $3 second runs with double features where you can eat what you want?
        Literally KINO.
        I'd probably allow different generic kitchen spaces for local vendors for a 20% of their take fee, on weekly contract.

        Oh yeah, and an arcade with at least 50 games, mostly 90s classics too.
        NO SKEE BALL!!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          depends on the time but usually $8 when i go

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ahh...Matinee.
            Nothing like tripping balls with a bunch of Hoodlums at 15 and getting $2 movie seats for second runs.
            I wanna bring THIS back.
            Also:
            POAST preferred stand-up arcade cabinets for to stock the arcade, PLS.
            TY.
            WIll collect for future use.
            I'LL GET THAT "FRICK YOU" MUNNYS YET!!

            ?t=8

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Shit... nevermind, The closest one to me has tickets for and 3:30 Furiosa a MAD Max Saga for $14.75
        ...
        It's CGI bullshit...STILL NOT fricking worth it.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    flixbrewhouse is allright

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_market?wprov=sfla1

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Rapprochement

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This meme pic is aging well.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like they should tack on higher penalties to the the autism surcharge with failure to maintain eye contact and not responding to questions like how are you.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not so much that you're buying food in a movie theatre that's the scam and it is, it's why are you wasting time in a movie theatre in the first place? You're scamming yourself.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's 2024, what is anyone doing in a movie theatre unless your like peewee herman jackin to some porno movie in front of cops and looking for some weird dates?

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whats the most versatile snack to sneak in, usually i just do G.H Cretors and put it in a bunch of small bags

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Friends and I would sneak in a bong, fill it at the water fountain, then smoke like crazy during a movie. We all just had to remember to blow any smoke down so the smoke wouldn't appear to come from us.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ... when lighting it, you'd have make sure to cover the flash of the lighter. Those could get noticed too.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you going to a movie theater in 2024?

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you watch israeliteywood slop you deserve to be fleeced.

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s how they make their money.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who is frick is "they" and why should anyone other than themselves care?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the theater

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >first three menu items utilize commas for listing items
    >#4 uses two ampersands instead
    this makes me irrationally upset

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chill. Relax knowing that that shithole of a company is going down as we read this thread.

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because how else would they stay open in spite of streaming services?

    Forgot what I had when I went to see the last Flash movie but it was actually damn good. I think it was bacon covered loaded fries.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How the frick are two hotdogs and and a drink 2000 cal?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Better question is why does the calories estimate vary to such a gargantuan degree
      >it could be one amount, or... it could be double that we don't know

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why does the calories estimate vary to such a gargantuan degree

        Surprised you aren't aware of quantum calories. your hot dog MIGHT be 1000 calories or 2000 depending on who's looking

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think that everyone that disagrees with me should be shot

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