Drabble by Kevin Fagan

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  1. Rick

    Rick said, about 1 year ago

    I haven’t bought anything to eat or drink at a movie since I was a kid, and I never have any desire to do so. It’s just a simple habit. Once the habit is broken, since it doesn’t make sense to pay their prices to buy things to eat or drink in a movie theater, it’s not something you even consider doing.

  2. ToborRedrum

    ToborRedrum said, about 1 year ago

    I haven’t been to a movie theater in years. I got tired of sticky floors, whining kids, people yakking on their cellphones and high prices for tickets and snacks.
    Now I wait until it comes out on DVD and watch it in the comfort of my own recliner on my 50" widescreen. I make my own popcorn and can even have a beer if I want.

  3. rangerlg

    rangerlg said, about 1 year ago

    I always buy one or two things since theaters do not make any money on ticket sales. Nearly all of their revenue comes from concession sales.

  4. 2Goldfish

    2Goldfish said, about 1 year ago

    Really? Wearing her apron at a movie?

  5. shamino

    shamino said, about 1 year ago

    Oh just sneak in a 24oz bottle of something…

    @TobotRedrum: Agreed. The exception being a “drafthouse cinema”, which I’m lucky to live within driving distance of. These are brew pubs (with a nice dinner menu) built around a big screen. You get to sit at a table (or on a couch) and enjoy the movie while you eat and drink. Much more fun than a regular cinema, and it costs less (typically around $5 tickets – they expect to make their money from the food and drink.)

    The only downside is that these places generally don’t get first-run films. So you end up seeing the big blockbusters a month after everybody else does. It’s still worth it to me.

    (Of course, I still see most of my movies on home video anyway…)

  6. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @shamino

    We have a place like that in Salt Lake called “Brewvies”.

  7. platechick

    platechick said, about 1 year ago

    When I was in my 20’s living in Seattle we snuck Chinese food into the theater and chowed down during the film.

    The best was probably making full-on dinners like eggplant parmigiana or lasagna w/garlic bread and going to the drive-in!! (the wine was good, too!)

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 1 year ago

    I never bought comestibles there. In college, I survived a year of bad dorm food on a half dozen Spudnuts and a quart of milk openly carried in to the theater. They feared a campus-wide boycott more than they wanted the extra income. This was in the days of four channels, no cable, and no TV in the dorms (one set in the student union). They had a good thing going and knew it. I can see the spoiled brats at SMU facing that today!

  9. L71Maynard

    L71Maynard said, about 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    That’s funny! In a dry place like UT I would not have expected that.

  10. saxie5

    saxie5 said, about 1 year ago

    @platechick

    When I was in middle school we snuck in McDonalds. I’m sure the other patrons loved that!

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