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User Info: Mr_Party_Pants

Mr_Party_Pants
2 months ago#1
It should. If I want leftover spaghetti and a 2 liter Dr pepper, why the hell not?

User Info: gatsbyy

gatsbyy
2 months ago#2
Oh dear god people have been sneaking food into movie theaters since I assume the first movie theater opened. Wear a jacket with pockets, or if you are male invite a woman with a large purse.

User Info: ClayGuida

ClayGuida
2 months ago#3
Because they make the bulk of their profits from the concessions.
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User Info: ShadowMan033

ShadowMan033
2 months ago#4
Yeah the employees get paid from snack sales pretty much. Just about all box office money goes to the studios.

That’s why while I would rather watch a new release from home, I genuinely was feeling terrible for theatre employees when we were in the height of the pandemic last year.
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User Info: VeeVees

VeeVees
2 months ago#5
Because theatres can't survive on ticket sales.
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User Info: Orange Clockwork

Orange Clockwork
2 months ago#6
Because they want you to buy their food and drinks.
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User Info: the_NGW

the_NGW
2 months ago#7
ClayGuida posted...
Because they make the bulk of their profits from the concessions.

This.

I also imagine certain foods people would bring in would stink up the place something fierce (be it seafood, certain ethnic cuisines, etc.)
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User Info: Dusk-HD

Dusk-HD
2 months ago#8
Just put it in your pockets. Has anyone ever been searched for smuggled goods in the f***ing cinema?
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User Info: AlexSobecki

AlexSobecki
2 months ago#9
Because what happens when you bring some baked beans to your showing of Cars 2 and accidentally spill it on yourself?
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User Info: Zelos_ToS

Zelos_ToS
2 months ago#10
Step one: cook spaghetti
Step two: place cooked spaghetti into Ziploc bag
Step three: put spaghetti into jacket pocket

I think you can figure out the rest.

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