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User avatar #1 - penispenisthree (05/20/2013) [+] (10 replies)
actually...Movies need their snacks to have that 500% mark up. That is the ONLY profit that the building itself makes. The ticket prices goes straight to the people who make the movies, the studios, the producers. The concessions stand is the only profit margin that the theater can have. So well..yeah, they have no choice because the studios take all the ticket cost. (aside from the 3d surcharge, the building will make minor profit on that, though 30% goes to buying the glasses.)

Source: Worked for Regal Entertainment Group for 2 years, and Majestic Theaters for 3.
#4 - sickpuppie (05/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
As someone who works at a movie theater here is a tip. Get the refillable popcorn bag or soda cup, even if its a large. AND BRING IT BACK. I do it and i work at the 			*******		 theater, its pretty easy.
As someone who works at a movie theater here is a tip. Get the refillable popcorn bag or soda cup, even if its a large. AND BRING IT BACK. I do it and i work at the ******* theater, its pretty easy.
User avatar #8 - AngusFTW (05/21/2013) [-]
You know that's how the movie theaters make money. They make little profit through ticket sales. Most of their income is through foods.
#41 - psychfouronenine (05/21/2013) [-]
It's not just that most of their profit comes from concessions, it's that they're in the red by a hell of an amount without them. Movie theaters are in the whole for about 10m on average from just tickets alone for just getting the rights to show the movie from distributors (who are thieving cunts). So they charge a little extra, put a little more salt in the popcorn (so that you come back for another drink, and probably some more food too, creating a vicious cycle), and turn a profit in an industry that makes it near impossible. Don't blame the movie theater, blame the distributors that have become greedy little cunts.
User avatar #33 - Ottovan (05/21/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I was watching Taxi Driver the other day, and the mother ****** buys a soda, and like 4 ******* candy bars at a movie theater, and it cost him under $2.

What the **** happened....
User avatar #17 - maskedgamer (05/21/2013) [+] (16 replies)
I work in as movie theater and days when I work in concession are the worst. I'm just sitting there thinking "WHY THE **** AREN'T YOU PEOPLE SMART ENOUGH TO BUY **** FROM WALMART BEFORE YOU COME HERE! NO ONE GIVES A **** !"

I work at a movie theater and to this day have never bought a single item from one.
User avatar #2 - heartlessrobot (05/21/2013) [-]
Go in with your girlfriend female acquaintance appearing to be pregnant but it's actually snacks.
User avatar #13 - vilememory ONLINE (05/21/2013) [-]
It is true, movie theaters make little to no profit at all from ticket sales that all goes to the studios. They only make money off of the concession stands, and the studios are even demanding a cut of that now.
User avatar #7 - awildniglet (05/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I've worked at a movie theater, and I can honestly say nobody ever gave a **** about people bringing in food or drinks.
#48 - dandyhandy **User deleted account** (05/21/2013) [-]
This is one of the upsides to being a chick. I don't normally carry a purse, but the theater workers don't know that.
User avatar #46 - Loppytaffy (05/21/2013) [-]
Movie theatres don't get any profit from the movies; they only get money from selling snacks and such.
If you want a cheap snack with a movie, wait two months for it to be on netflicks and buy your snacks at walmart or something.
User avatar #31 - ShadowEagle (05/21/2013) [-]
Either eat before hand or smuggle something small in like candy. Problem solved
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User avatar #11 - OsamaBinLadenz (05/21/2013) [-]
That's a douchebag move for the theaters. They make most of their profit this way.
User avatar #9 - dangerwank (05/21/2013) [-]
If you didn't leave all your **** on the floor they wouldn't have to pay people to clean it up.
User avatar #6 - thejerseyjenn (05/21/2013) [-]
My movie theater is connected to a mall. So i buy some things and some food and put the food into a bag from a clothing store. they never suspect a thing.
User avatar #3 - hottbill (05/21/2013) [-]
The employees paid to pick up your **** that you snuck in and left on the floor had nothing to do with the price of the concessions.

Also, who invented this rule that you HAVE to eat something during a movie. Can't your caloric intake wait until after the movie?
User avatar #18 - colonoscopy (05/21/2013) [-]
Why do you even need to eat every ******* time you go out? Greedy bastards.
#37 - fordun (05/21/2013) [-]
I don't even give a **** about theaters anymore. A lot of movies i can torrent before they are even released. I pirated Skyrim i think 2 weeks before release. Never played it. Once.

I'd rather sit at home were i can eat fried chicken and smoke and use the bathroom without missing parts.
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