Monday, June 23, 2008

Popcorn? Candy? Treats That You've Smuggled In...

What do you eat in the movie theater? Or perhaps you hate the chomping noises...

20 comments:

Emma said...

Well, I adore the drink of the crushed ice thingies, which in England are called Slush puppies. I love blueberry favour the most.

For eating, I usually have Thai sweet chilli crisps, lots of pick and mix and maybe some fudge to go with that.

It's expensive to go to the cinema when you're a pig like me! :D

Robert said...

I must say I'm really not a muncher. The last time I got popcorn at a movie I ended up throwing it at a rude theater patron.

That was more enjoyable than eating it could have ever been.

Dame James Henry said...

My friend and I are experts at smuggling food into the movie theater. First, we make sure she has her big Juicy purse that looks like a bowling ball bag. Then we head over to Target to get our treats. We usually get some kind of normal boxed candy, but we've also smuggled in ice cream (from Dairy Queen and those bite-sized Dips), chips, pop and even Starbucks coffee once (I'm especially proud of that).

dusty said...

I'm a sucker for extra-buttery popcorn. But! Just across the Rio Grande, in Reynosa, Mexico, there's a great "VIP" movie theater that serves sushi and delicatessen foods -- all for roughly the same prices as a tub of popcorn on this side of the border. I saw The Happening there last weekend and munched on a swell three-cheese croissant. It was probably more satisfying than was the movie.

Carl said...

Popcorn (no butter) and ice cream. The big Toll-House Cookie ice cream sandwich is preferred, but I will settle for a box of Bon Bons. Or Dibs, if that is all that is available.

Robert said...

Oooh I forgot to mention: The indie theaters here in Cleve-town will sell you a beer.

So yes, I usually have a beer.

Runs Like A Gay said...

When I was single, and working in a bar in the evenings, I always used to smuggle in sandwiches to the more arty Saturday matinee fare. Spread out over 2-3 seats and relax.

The boyf deos not approve of this - and we see more mainstream films - so it's mintrels and sprite now.

Catherine said...

I usually just like a bottle of water and some M&Ms, maybe popcorn if I feel like blowing a tenner on a moderately sized tub.

The weirdest thing I ever witnessed somebody eating was during The Orphanage, when the couple in front of me took out a curry. A curry.

Janice said...

My friend and I once had to smuggle the remains of our dinner from the restaurant across the street to the arthouse theater to catch the movie. I don't remember exactly what I had, except that I got a lot of tomato sauce on my denim jacket (the good news - tomato does indeed wash out of denim, if treated right away). I still don't know how I didn't get kicked out or asked to leave just based on the aroma.

Catherine said...

Janice, your tomato sauce stain story reminds me of a time when a friend of mine, having discovered upon her first bite that her hot dog wasn't quite as tasty as she'd hoped, shoved the whole hot dog, ketchup and mustard and all, into her pocket for the duration of the film. She was wearing white jeans. I still can't fathom why she didn't just put it on the floor...

Andy Scott said...

I snuck in a bagel once, but only because I went to one of those $6 AMC shows in the morning.

Anonymous said...

I've had a Chipotle burrito in the movies once and a full Wendys meal another time including a Frosty.

The movies weren't as special as the meals though... Happy Feet and Licensed to Wed...

whitney said...

Subway sandwhiches, 32 ounces of soda, burritos from chipotle, pre-popped microwave popcorn...

anything I can smuggle, basically.

-Whitney
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Glenn said...

If I'm with friends I will usually get popcorn and a soft drink.

If by myself then, if I get anything at all, it's most likely I would smuggle in maltesers (the supermarkets nearby sell them so much cheaper than the cinema does) or if I go to this certain cinema in melbourne that has a chocolate store across the way I will go in there and get a bag of mixed chocolate duds (the bag has milk/white/dark combination) because they're so delicious. Usually with chocolate I just have a bottle of water with me though.

Now I've got a craving for them.

Also, if I eat popcorn I will be finding it in my teeth for days, no matter how much I brush my teeth.

NATHANIEL R said...

DJH --i'm also a smuggler. although lately i've noticed NYC theaters not really caring. which is great. the food is just too expensive @ the theater

runslikeagay --what are mintrels?

catherine --curry? i can top that. My best friend used to bring in cans of tuna (his diet to keep his bod). We had to beg him to stop. So embarrassing.

glenn --i have the same popcorn issue but i still love it.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Has anybody ever brough in fried chicken? Sorry, but this entry (especially the curry remark) reminded me of this scene. Although it is NSFW.

The Know Nothing Know It All said...

I can't pay for movie food anymore. Too damn expensive. Usually I'll go without, or (if I'm feeling particularly ambitious) I'll go to the local CVS before the movie starts and stock up. But I'm just gangster like that...

My friend and I snuck in little mini-bar bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream into "Lady in the Water." Not necessarily in anticipation of it being terrible, though the Bailey's did end up helping us get through that mess of a movie. We're not alkies, though...right?

The weirdest non-alcoholic thing I ever smuggled into the movies was probably fried oysters...we had just come from dinner.

Runs Like A Gay said...

Minstrels are a kind of british version of M&M's only the outer shell is chocolate and less hard.

Finding them on the net is a nightmare, but here's a link for nayone who wants to try:

http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/Minstrels_Chocolates.html

And no I'm not on commission.

Michael Parsons said...

Peanut M&M's with salty popcorn.

Catherine said...

Nathaniel: tuna? That sounds...actually, I kinda want to try and smuggle in a tin of tuna the next time I go to the pictures.