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  • brand42
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    Many of my local theaters offer refills on popcorn

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  • MickeyMousePal
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    I don't go to the theaters that often maybe 2 times a month. I hardly eat snacks at the theaters when watching a movie. If I do I will share my popcorn with one or two of my friends.

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  • Retrocool
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    With the rare exceptions being I am absolutely starving and won't be able to concentrate on the movie because of my growling stomach, I never bother with the concession stand anymore. It's overpriced junk food that I can get elsewhere for a lot cheaper.

    Now, having said that, if theaters had a diner inside them, or maybe even a food court that paid them rent and offered a bit of culinary variety (even fast food), I might eat inside the theater. Might.

    But theaters could, and should, also make their profits from other offerings like (duh!) movie-related books, CDs, and (obviously) DVDs. Odd that so few (if any) provide them in their lobbies. I guess the people that operate movie theaters are brainless dolts.

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  • Angie_Duke
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    Why do I have a feeling even if healthier food options were given American Serving Size standards would kill whatever makes the food healthy to begin with?

    For me it's just a small bag of popcorn, a candy bar or restaurant food. I don't go to the movie theatres that often (I'm impressed if anybody can go weekly) so like fast food, the healthiness of theater food isn't an issue. Besides that makes it more of a treat!

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  • dead_Mau5
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    ^Same here!
    Though I often leave the popcorn free of that theater "melted butter" crap cause I know it's not real butter,if not anything, and will just make the corn wet and soggy. I never leave the concession bar without Maynard's, Skittles or Sour Twizzler Bits in hand.And when ever it's financially possible, I substitute popcorn with either New York Fries or TCBY (yum!).

    I may sound like a fat pig, but I have a overactive metabolism so I don't really worry about theater carbs. I know what I'm eating,so I don't have to listen to fear tactics to think otherwise.

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  • Ginarella
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    Originally posted by Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bo View Post
    I'm Baaaaaaaaad Because I love that fattening popcorn with butter and salt! MMmmm... Nice and warm too!
    Ditto-me loves that buttery theater popcorn.

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  • Ride Warrior
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    It's time for a showdown! :verymad: These turkeys at the theaters sneak in higher and higher consession prices... I sneak in reasonably priced food... and take in a free second feature. By that time I'm out of my contraband food, so I end up buying consession food. So, I spread my discontent around to both the theaters and the studios. LOL!
    Last edited by Ride Warrior; 11-20-2009, 08:27 PM.

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  • sir clinksalot
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    Originally posted by Xharryb View Post
    I'm just not someone who needs a snack at the movies, but I don't understand why the theaters don't step into this century and re-evaluate their offerings. Instead of trying to fight things by saying "this is how we make our money", change your offerings. Sure, there will always be people who insist on having popcorn, candy and soda at a movie, because that's just the way it's always been for them. I can appreciate the nostalgia even if I don't feel it myself. So I'm not saying to do away with those options. However it wouldn't be that hard to offer other options, some of which are healthier and all of which might be more appealing and worthy of a premium price. In the long run, I think it's the theater operators who think outside the box like that who will be best equipped to survive.
    I totally agree.

    You know in France ... you can get beer in a movie theatre. And I'm not talking about a plastic cup, I mean a GLASS of beer.

    Originally posted by aimster View Post
    No it's counter service at Muvico. I know some Muvico theatres have bars and regular restaurants though.

    But I've been to one of those little theatres that's also a full service restaurant... the Tampa Pitcher Show The food was good (I had a great pizza) and it didn't interrupt the movie at all. I've been wanting to try the Cinema Cafe here in Clearwater sometime to see how it compares. I think they recently remodeled too. Plus they serve alcohol!
    Our Muvico is a full-service restaurant, but I'm really insterested in trying it. The kids are gone this week, maybe Monday.

    Originally posted by Barbossa View Post
    Yup, look at what the Springfield theater did in the future; they're offering Soylent Green at the concession. Mmmmmmm Soylent Green...
    :lmao:

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  • Barbossa
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    Originally posted by Xharryb View Post
    I'm just not someone who needs a snack at the movies, but I don't understand why the theaters don't step into this century and re-evaluate their offerings. Instead of trying to fight things by saying "this is how we make our money", change your offerings. Sure, there will always be people who insist on having popcorn, candy and soda at a movie, because that's just the way it's always been for them. I can appreciate the nostalgia even if I don't feel it myself. So I'm not saying to do away with those options. However it wouldn't be that hard to offer other options, some of which are healthier and all of which might be more appealing and worthy of a premium price. In the long run, I think it's the theater operators who think outside the box like that who will be best equipped to survive.
    Yup, look at what the Springfield theater did in the future; they're offering Soylent Green at the concession. Mmmmmmm Soylent Green...

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  • TheGlassSlipper
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    Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    No, but the grease and butter and sugar coupled with the dinner at In N Out before or after the show ...

    And some people go to the movies once a week. I know many times in the summer we do. Nobody should be eating the equivalent of 3 Quarter Pounders in a week.

    About the prices, I expect to pay a premium for things when I go to Disneyland or the Movies. It's always been that way, it's not going to change now.

    The sad thing is, as far as the popcorn is concerned, they can make it less fattening, it's not hard to do.
    I'm Baaaaaaaaad Because I love that fattening popcorn with butter and salt! MMmmm... Nice and warm too!

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  • aimster
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    Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    ^ We have one of those near us now and have been meaning to try it. Is it distracting watching a movie while people are getting served food?
    No it's counter service at Muvico. I know some Muvico theatres have bars and regular restaurants though.

    But I've been to one of those little theatres that's also a full service restaurant... the Tampa Pitcher Show The food was good (I had a great pizza) and it didn't interrupt the movie at all. I've been wanting to try the Cinema Cafe here in Clearwater sometime to see how it compares. I think they recently remodeled too. Plus they serve alcohol!

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  • MTNGIRL
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    Life is all about choice and moderation.

    Most of the time I'm a die hard must have popcorn type of movie goer. We've scaled back to a small. That's a change I can live with.

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  • knittingknerd
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    Speaking of changing offerings at the theater...

    Whomever mentioned coffee is a genius. I drink a lot of coffee and I want coffee in a cold theater, but it's rare to get a cup, even rarer to get a good cup.

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  • Xharryb
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    I'm just not someone who needs a snack at the movies, but I don't understand why the theaters don't step into this century and re-evaluate their offerings. Instead of trying to fight things by saying "this is how we make our money", change your offerings. Sure, there will always be people who insist on having popcorn, candy and soda at a movie, because that's just the way it's always been for them. I can appreciate the nostalgia even if I don't feel it myself. So I'm not saying to do away with those options. However it wouldn't be that hard to offer other options, some of which are healthier and all of which might be more appealing and worthy of a premium price. In the long run, I think it's the theater operators who think outside the box like that who will be best equipped to survive.

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  • SummerInFL
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    ^Right, I don't stop going to the movies because the popcorn is too expensive, I still go, I just don't buy nothing. :P That isn't to say we haven't before, we just try and get stuff before we go.

    My movie going experience isn't ruined, only my diet. LOL :P

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  • sir clinksalot
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    Originally posted by Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bo View Post
    Whatevers.... Grease, Popcorn, and pricey thats what ya expect, just enjoy it and the movie! Its not like you eat and go to the theaters everyday anyway.
    No, but the grease and butter and sugar coupled with the dinner at In N Out before or after the show ...

    And some people go to the movies once a week. I know many times in the summer we do. Nobody should be eating the equivalent of 3 Quarter Pounders in a week.

    About the prices, I expect to pay a premium for things when I go to Disneyland or the Movies. It's always been that way, it's not going to change now.

    The sad thing is, as far as the popcorn is concerned, they can make it less fattening, it's not hard to do.

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  • TheGlassSlipper
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    Whatevers.... Grease, Popcorn, and pricey thats what ya expect, just enjoy it and the movie! Its not like you eat and go to the theaters everyday anyway.

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  • SummerInFL
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    We just stopped buying concessions. I understand the economics of it but I just can't justify the price. So we stop at a convenience store and buy drinks there and bring them to the theater.

    We were just talking about it this morning, about what we were going to see this weekend. New Moon, 2012 and Planet 51 were on the list. After figuring out how much we would be spending just on tickets, we nixed the last 2 movies.

    I love Netflix, one price, no late fees. I honestly don't know how much longer movie theaters can keep this up with so many "at home" options becoming available. The minute they make it possible to order new movies at home, they are going to crash and burn.

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  • Disneykat
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    I never buy popcorn at the movies!!!! it's always candy. Cause you know, candy is so good for my teeth and all.

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  • knittingknerd
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    I used to hate movie popcorn, until I discovered those flavor sprinkle things. So good! And calories: I walk to our local theater. It's 2.4ish miles there and 2.4ish miles back.

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