I read this thread and then spent a half hour researching movie distribution. It's very interesting actually. Check this link out.
The movie itself is considered a loss leader by the theater owner: It is meant to get people into the theater. The theater makes its money selling refreshments to the movie audience. That's why concessions are so expensive -- without the profits generated by things like popcorn and soda, most theaters could not afford to stay in business.
Next time I'm going to the Drive-In theaters. Ones in Warwick NY.
We have a drive-in about 20 miles away. Only open in summer though.
Can bring your own refreshments there!
Drive ins make their money from video taping what goes on in the vehicles and then selling those tapes on the Internet or blackmailing more prominent citizens.
:eek2: Before you get uppity about taking your own "snacks" into the theatre, read the very, very, very, small print on the back of that ticket. The legal eagle that wrote it made it real strict. They can boot you for almost anything and they don't even have to give you your money back if they run you out of the place.
All 3 of my boy worked at the same theatre ( at different times of course), it's true ! Hollywood makes the money on the flick and the theatre makes it's money on the consessions. Unfortunately if you boycott the flicks the theatre's go broke and Hollywood simply sell the movies on DVD or Blueray.
A toothbrush works a lot better. :D Had a home toilet I'd pulled three times, :mad: been up on the roof jet rodding the vent. It would work fine, then suddenly act up. Finally figured out there was a toothbrush in the toilet syphon/trap.