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Fascinating food for thought for conspiracy theorists...The twelve industrialists are forcing adam sandleresque garbage onto the silver screen.

hall

My sister used to manage a theatre (Regal Cinemas) and said they made literally *nothing* from ticket sales of the movies. Obviously when you're charging $3.50 for a small popcorn and $3.75 for a small soda, there's killer profit there !

The Damned Ghost Of Tookie

I watch people pump that "butter" on to their popcorn at the theater, and I'm not sure if I should vomit or call a HazMat team, or both. What is wrong with you people? The stuff you pack into your bodies is astonishing.

... projectionists slightly expand the gap between the gate that supports the film and the lamp, even though this puts a film slightly out of focus. This is often considered an acceptable trade-off to the financially pressed chains. ... "If they find it too dark, they still have the concession stand."

This is a great example of why my theater-going has plummeted.

You want to get me out of my home theater? Start delivering a premium picuture/sound for the premium price.

dirjy

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"projectionists slightly expand the gap between the gate that supports the film and the lamp, even though this puts a film slightly out of focus. This is often considered an acceptable trade-off to the financially pressed chains. ... 'If they find it too dark, they still have the concession stand.' "

This is a great example of why my theater-going has plummeted.

You want to get me out of my home theater? Start delivering a premium picuture/sound for the premium price.

I doubt the theaters use real butter. It's probably margarine or corn oil or something. I wouldn't eat that junk if you paid me. Maybe if they had plain popcorn with no butter and no salt, and healthy drinks like pure juices, I might start eating at the theater. But all they have is unhealthy junk food fare that's the reason America has 60% overweight.

E. Craig Crawford

Obviously, the movie, popcorn, soft drink, theater seat dynamic deserves more than a quick glance. The weakest link, imo, is the movie. I say that because they have most of it figured out. Cup holders in the seat arm rests, salty butter on the popcorn, soft drinks to slake one's thirst leave only the movie industry to step up to the plate.

I propose that movie makers insert 10 minute spans of mindless drivel at strategic points preceeded by a short subtitle message indicating it's a good time for a concession stand break. Heck, some movies already contain the drivel; they lack only the message.

Exactly Craig, the problem is the movies blow, especially the "blockbusters" - all made for 15 year olds

Whenever I get the urge to take in a movie, I have a big lunch at home beforehand. Weighed down with the food and drink, I don't feel obligated to lay out tons of cash for salty, fake-buttery popcorn, $3 candy bars, and $3 for a small cup of a concoction consisting of syrup, water, and CO2.

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