AMC Theatres Ban Outside Snacks
I came across this article about how AMC Theatres is moving into nationwide policy banning outside grub from their theaters. Is this even new news? I thought all movie theatres had a “No Outside Snacks” policy…? It turns out that AMC Theatres never had a policy against bringing outside food into their theaters. Well now AMC Theatres has banned outside snacks, but how much will this actually affect movie goers? I’m one of those people that actually doesn’t munch on anything during movies about 9 times out of 10. Theater grub is outrageously priced and really not worth it, especially when a movie ticket is $10+ these days. I’ll grab dinner before or after the flick on most occasions.
It seems as though concessions are really the only major way for theaters to make their money. A large portion of the price of a movie ticket ends up going into the pockets of the movie studios. A lot of costs for AMC goes into improving the movie experience and a $6.00 bag of buttered popcorn seems to be a way of making up for those costs. So people sneak in their gummi-bears they bought for a dollar at Target and the theatre loses out on being able to sell you a smaller portion for 3x the price. Entertainment options these days are so vast. Studio movies are released to DVD and Blu-Ray a lot faster and who wants to put up with the loud and annoying person sitting behind you at the theatre. I’m sounding like a true curmudgeon now. I don’t really see how AMC will be able to enforce this new policy but it’s worth a discussion. Do you bring in outside snacks into your local theater? What’s your favorite movie munchie?