Friday, September 7, 2007

What Say You: Movie Concessions


What you choose to eat at a movie is just as important as what movie you choose to see. I don't know about you all, but the theaters got a little bit darker the day they decided to stop serving Sweet Tarts. Those were my all time favorite treats. Although I'm not sure just yet the long-term damage they have done to my teeth. Skittles come in a much distant second for me. Of course it goes without saying that I also love movie popcorn. But no butter. And a large Diet Coke. That feast and a good movie and I'm in heaven. But that's me. What's your favorite concession of choice?

WHAT SAY YOU?

13 comments:

pacheco said...

Call me old school, but I'm just a plain ol' Popcorn Man. No extra butter, a Sprite on the side (I'm also a caffeine-free kind of guy). If I'm super hungry and I'm at a nicer theater, I'll get something more of a meal, like pizza. But candy? Nope. Nachos? Nope. Hot dog? I'm a vegetarian.

Gimme a bucket of popcorn and I'm a happy camper.

Doc said...

I'm not much for buying food at the movies, but from time to time I do partake in the oddities some fancypants California theaters offer. The Arclight Cinemas have warm, delicious caramel corn made fresh every day on the premises. It's scrumptious, even if it's forming a dense, sugary meteor in your stomach. Also, they have 21+ screenings where you can buy booze and bring it into the theater.

Most of the time I just go with a water, though. I get thirsty a lot.

Garrett said...

I love a large coke (regular) and Raisinets. Thats a must have at any movie experience. I do love movie popcorn but my wife never lets that happen. For sure RAISINETS. They are a must have and simply delish.

Guy said...

Milk Duds. I spend half the movie eating them and the other half picking them out of my teeth.

Ray said...

I can deal with popcorn okay, but my all-time favorite is Twizzlers and a decaf white soda (in lieu of water).

Lately, though, I have been on some hot dog kick, even though the dogs at the theaters positively suck.

Moviezzz said...

I pretty much never get anything at the concession stand.

I used to always get Twizzlers, but have given that up ten years ago.

Sometimes Starburst, but then you have all that unwrapping which gets distracting.

With candy costing almost as much as the movie, I guess I'm saving a lot of money.

Average Jane said...

Popcorn with no butter and a bottle of water. If I'm really hungry, I'll get a hot dog.

As for candy, it must be some variety of fruit-flavored plastic: either Twizzlers or gummi bears.

Dan E. said...

Though I never turn down some popcorn, I almost never buy food at a concession stand. I spend too much going to the movies without the extra cost. I go to CVS, buy me some Twizzlers, a 24 ounce can of Arizona Ice Tea, and strap myself in. If I'm at a double feature, I might splurge on some Starburst in between films. I never go for anything that might have more than one flavor. Too distracting from the film when every second is a different flavor.

Sheamus the... said...

oh man...well since i still work in a movie concession stand part time I feel I must reply.
I used to work two jobs full time a couple months ago trying to crawl out of school dept. Worked for a tv station in the day and a movie theater at night. So there was no real spot for dinner in between the two shifts. It started with popcorn. No Butter. On the bottom of the butter tubs it says, "May Cause Cancer" and it is not real butter(obviously). It is in sold form until you heat it.
The popcorn is not so bad except that is cooked in coconut oil which is also really bad.
Nachos and Icees was next on the list. Ughhh.
I began to feel as if i was dying.
It's funny because last night is the first night in MONTHS that I have picked up a chip and cheese at my theater. I thought i was going to throw up.
Oh...as for candy. One in every 5 customers complains about either the prices or the cnady selection. "Do you see me here in this blue uniform. I am just here for my mini wage and free movies. I am not here to rise against the injustices of movie theaters. And I usually end by saying...you stop paying and the prices will stop rising. That is when i get written up again. Another notch on the belt.
Concession Stands are crazy little places in this world. You see every type of person seeing every type of movie. I could go on forever. I could tell you things that would cause you to never pay for the ish again.

To quote fight club...(with theater added in)

Business woman on plane: Are there a lot of these kinds of theaters?
Narrator: You wouldn't believe.
Business woman on plane: Which theater company do you work for?
Narrator: A major one. (worked for two actually)

Piper said...

Good Lord Shea,

You're going to scare me off of concessions forever. That may not be a bad thing.

I had a friend who worked for a Drive-In and he had to reheat burgers they didn't sell the night before and people would come in and complain about Snickers with maggots on them because they had been in the case so long.

Piper said...

Dan E.

An interesting thought about mixing flavors during movies. I had never thought about that.

* (asterisk) said...

Any food or drink that makes a noise or smells should be banned in movie theatres. That includes popcorn and cans of fizzy drink. Amen.

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