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Why do movie theatres charge so much money for food, its ridiculous, whenever i go and by some food there they constantly raise the price for food, they are being very greedy and take advantage of you because you are not allowed to bring any other food into the movie theatre with you, so you have to buy from them, and in a recession that were in right now people cant afford to pay lots of money for food, so it should just be common sense for them to stop and lower there prices.
i totally concur
i go just about every week and every time i go it seems like the prices are more and more outrageous
3.50 for cinna-pretzels?
4.50 a reg hotdog?
i have to ask, honestly, "Why so expensive?"
no, seriously, why?
Why would you expect a business to try to make less money during a recession? Noone is forcing you to eat there, but if you do decide to snack at the cinema don't bitch about the price of food. It's not a resaurant. Nor is it a grocery store.
I bet you're the type of guy who complains about the price of liquor in a titty bar.
it's not just the price for food that's up. it actually wasn't long ago when the bucket was an EXTRA large. last time I went in, those fuckers have been downgraded to a regular large!! same price, different title. and hopefully, in this time of dire wallet clutch, movie theaters will start to lower prices so long as we don't waste our money. and even if we pay the ticket price, we only buy the smalls or nothing at all. that is, generally speaking, the ONLY way to get to those dipshits at the top.
why do they charge high prices for food? because that's the primary way cinemas make money. they also make a miniscule percentage of ticket sales (i think about 5% of the price for a new release movie goes to the theatre). Food prices in general have also risen over the past year, hence higher prices for snacks at the cinema. if your hungry then eat before you come into the theatre. Don't bitch & whine about a business trying to make some money, if the theatres allowed people to bring their own food, they'd go out of business.
Our local digital theater THE GALAXY actually stopped charging the studios fees to have press screening events because they discovered that they make so much off of concessions for those packed events that it more than made up for the loss of revenue that they made off of the theater rental.
In Australia every tuesday most if not all cinemas half the ticket prices which helps to balance the budget. Plus I have never been to a cinema where the ushers ask to look into my bag for food or even a camcorder so we can sneak in non-cinema food. Do they do this in the states?
Very rarely have I seen ushers check bags. Normally, if the movie is real popular opening night they'll scan people for cameras and stuff like that but they do it 100% of the time when a movie is being screened which is quite obvious.
I wish we had half off Tuesday prices, all we get is a bootleg cinema that plays 7 select movies before they are released to DVD for $2.50. Still a come-up none the less.