Food in theater!!

@akp100 (13328)
India
June 19, 2017 8:45am CST
Hello Friends So last weekend went good for me (for enjoyment purpose). Saturday night we went for dinner and Sunday we went for Movie at theater. Movie was okay, but I noticed that cost of food has gone quite up. Even popcorn is having sky rocketing cost. Well, I thought about having snack outside the food as I thought those prices for food was just too much. But then my wife said me that we not come for movies all the time and without popcorn is kind of missing something. Lol, I have to go for it. Well, as we don't go there frequently I can't say no to her either. But those prices are just kind of bluff. What you do in such situation?
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@nomus24g (22199)
• India
19 Jun 17
I never buy snacks in theatres...they cost a bomb..at times more than a movie ticket
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
19 Jun 17
Yes too much cost. But sometimes it is hard to avoid.
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@nomus24g (22199)
• India
19 Jun 17
@akp100 if you are a millionaire n can afford it...nothing stops u
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
@nomus24g Lol. Even if we are not millionaire sometimes we just can't avoid it. Think about it.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
19 Jun 17
I don't go to theaters to watch movies. The last time I watch movie in a theater was 2 years ago. Well, good thing here in our place is that movie theaters are located inside malls so, foods are not strictly owned by theaters, it means price is reasonable and cheap.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
We are having too theaters in the mall. But then also they got their separate shops for food so other items are not allowed. 2 years!! That's long time, don't you like to see movie in theaters.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
20 Jun 17
@akp100 Nah, I don't like crowded places much. And, watching movies at home is more relaxing for me.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
@jaiho2009 So you avoid crowded places. Even I don't prefer more crowdy. But I enjoy movies in theaters.
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@Nawsheen (23077)
• Mauritius
19 Jun 17
We usually buy from outside and then hide it in oyr bags the prices are too high in the theatres
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
HA ha.. Don't they check your bags?!
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@Nawsheen (23077)
• Mauritius
20 Jun 17
@akp100 No fortunately they dont. Do they check over there
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
@Nawsheen Yes for safety majors they do. So we can't escape that way too.
@Rhombus (356)
• South Africa
19 Jun 17
Agree with your wife, you can't go to movies and not have popcorn. Home made does not taste as nice either. I hardly go to movies though, I battle to sit still for long periods and the aircon and people eating loudly irritate me. I sound really grumpy but wait, there's another moan... I don't particularly enjoy entering a dark room that I can't verify is clean either. Yes. I agree, people like me should just stay at home LOL.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
19 Jun 17
I guess there are now instant popcorn packs (which we need to cook) which got prepare in only minutes and which tastes quite good too. And good part is that they are quite cheap. Quite cheaper than those theater popcorn. But yes we can't take them to theater. That sounds odd to me. And also they don't allow outside food. Lol, look like you hate theaters that way. I guess they are not that dirty as you are saying.
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@Rhombus (356)
• South Africa
19 Jun 17
@akp100 they are probably spotless.... But how can I be sure. Theatre popcorn just tastes better. Also that smell when you enter, I can't resist. Here it's not so much the popcorn that's expensive, it's the huge cup of overpriced watered down coke.... And of course you can't have the popcorn without something to drink. It's all so much, so you place it in the cupholders on the seat. In the dark.............
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
19 Jun 17
@Rhombus Ha ha. True. So what you say, better to avoid theaters.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
21 Jun 17
Unfortunately most of theatres does not allow food and water inside, which we brought from home. The trick is to increase the sale of their products. If we have snacks with us then we don't buy costly snacks. Yes, there is no other way but to go for the costly things which available near to the hall. Once we had tea and one tea costs Rs. 50
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
21 Jun 17
Yes it is kind of forcing us that either buy from theater or stay without food. You are saying about tea, you know I paid 60 Rs for water bottle inside theater once. I was with kid so I have to go for it forcefully.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
21 Jun 17
@akp100 I am talking about one small cup of tea which costed Rs 10 outside. They know many parents become helpless and forced to buy things from there.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
21 Jun 17
@Sreekala Yes, they took advantage of it. Even water bottle cost around 15 to 20 outside. And taking 60 is too much. And also it is hard for us to avoid water sometime.
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@youless (91076)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jun 17
The snacks are always expensive in the cinema. Besides, I don't like popcorn very much and this is why I like to bring my own snacks to the cinema, such as the potato chips.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
He he. Even I don't like popcorns much. So I used to have cold drink. Here most of the theaters don't allow outside food. So no option for us.
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@youless (91076)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jun 17
@akp100 That's too bad. If here the cinema doesn't allow outside food, I will not go to watch a movie in a cinema
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
@youless Ha ha.. I wish here too they start allowing it.
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@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
19 Jun 17
I feel that the prices are exorbitant in the theaters ..I go for movies may be once a year so it is not too bad spending on popcorns
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
19 Jun 17
Ha ha.. We go more times than that but yes even then avoiding that is kind of difficult. But yes prices are exorbitant for sure. If I go with my friends then we better go for outside snack as we full fill our tummy with that at least.
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@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
19 Jun 17
@akp100 In my place most of the old theaters allow you to carry water and snacks especially when there are small children . So, you can take a picnic lunch, snack whatever you want with you LOL . Honestly I hate it when people bring , basketfull of food into the theater and keep eating and making a mess
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
@kiran8 Yes, it will mess up seats for sure. It can create problem to people for next show if something like liquid of something fall on seats. Here most of the theaters don't allow outside food. Yes if kids are too young then kind of milk and other thing is allowed.
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@jstory07 (66085)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jun
Let your nice wife have some popcorn that is the nice polite thing to do.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
22 Jun
Ha ha... That's what I did. I am always nice with her, I don't dare about thinking other way.
@Yadah04 (3025)
• Philippines
20 Jun 17
Same as what you did. Buy some popcorn and just swallow the high prices of things. But then next time, if they allow you to bring in foor from outside, just buy popcorn where it is cheaper and bring it to the theater.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
20 Jun 17
That's the cache here. Here most of the theaters don't allow outside food. Too bad.
@ShifaLk (7484)
• India
29 Jun
Haha..... You got no choice here to escape haha Enjoy