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    Tried to bring my own pop corn to the movies!

    Went to the movies with my family today and thought I would save some money by bringing my own snacks. So I asked one of the guys that works there if I could use his microwave to make my own pop corn lol. It didn't work out like I planed. So I threw my comb in the mens toilet bowl lol. just kidding but I thought about it. Tried

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    At least sneak in a can of pop, they rip you a new one for soda.
    Get the tremendous size of popcorn, free refills...............
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    My wife and I snuck in burritos once. We really felt as if we were getting away with the perfect crime too.

    Just never try and sneak in hot coffee like Cosmo Kramer did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    My wife and I snuck in burritos once. We really felt as if we were getting away with the perfect crime too.

    Just never try and sneak in hot coffee like Cosmo Kramer did.
    A borrito hmmm ... rumor has it you spent the whole movie searching for a taco ...


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    I don't mind the high prices for the food at the movies. Movie theaters only charge cost for the movie, no markup, no profit. The movie is just to get you in the door so they can sell food.

    Movie theaters are in the food business, not the movie business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maintenanceguy View Post

    Movie theaters are in the food business, not the movie business.
    Our local movie theater now has a take-out window.
    My wife thinks it's just great.
    When she takes the dog for a walk, she can buy hot popcorn on her way by the theater for a snack when she gets home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maintenanceguy View Post
    I don't mind the high prices for the food at the movies. Movie theaters only charge cost for the movie, no markup, no profit. The movie is just to get you in the door so they can sell food.

    Movie theaters are in the food business, not the movie business.
    If you believe that...oh my...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Tech View Post
    If you believe that...oh my...


    Yeah...kind of hard to swallow that the flicks are a loss leader...
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    Buy the big tub with the free refill and sell it to someone on the way out, "$2'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Tech View Post
    If you believe that...oh my...


    The last house I bought, I bought from a movie theater chain owner. In one of our lengthy discussions he told me the same thing, that the cost of the movie ticket pays for the movie and overhead and that the only profit made in movies is the concessions.
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    A toothbrush works a lot better. Had a home toilet I'd pulled three times, 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.

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    theater prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Tech View Post
    If you believe that...oh my...


    one of my largest accounts was General Cinemas b/4 they sold out to AMC.... the word i got from a higher up was that 90% of the ticket prices recieved had to be sent back to Hollywood . Thats why your food prices were through the roof , that is how they survive. our cinema used to pop their corn in the back room every other day and store it in large bags for use at show time . the display cases had heaters in them to make u think u were getting fresh popcorn , when the product u were eating was actually a day or two old....Any how, haven't you guys been watching the news for the reports on how many calories and saturated fat are in a medium popcorn and reg. drink??? Our local news says it's like eating a big mac with 12 pats of butter on it to think of all that free popcorn i ate there most days at lunchtime , for shame. don't tell my doc.
    Last edited by rojacman; 11-21-2009 at 03:52 AM. Reason: left out a word

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    Years ago when I was a kid, my dad had an account with the local theatre. One day, he and the manager were talking, and he told my dad that their local theatre's source of income was the snacks, not the movies. When you hear about the gross income from movie releases over the entire US, and from the world, yes, Hollywood is making more money than the government. But when you zero down to one particular theatre, they don't make much net profit off ticket sales, just the snacks.

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