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How to Sneak Your Own Snacks Into a Movie Theater

Money is tight for most people these days. Going to the movies can be a fairly inexpensive form of entertainment if you take advantage of matinée prices, except for one thing: refreshments. Here are some tips for sneaking in your own snacks and beverages.

Money is tight for most people these days. Going to the movies can be a fairly inexpensive form of entertainment if you take advantage of matinée prices, except for one thing: refreshments. Everyone knows that the concession stand is where the movie theaters make most of their money. The prices you pay for snacks and drinks can be almost double what you would pay at a convenience store. The choices the theater gives you are to pay their inflated snack prices or to do without. But you can still enjoy your movie with refreshments without giving in to the outrageous concession stand prices if you know how to get away with bringing in your own refreshments. Here are some tips for sneaking in your own snacks and beverages:

1. Smuggle them in your purse. If you are a woman, you can sneak candy, individually wrapped snacks, and sealed soft drink bottles in a large purse. If you are a man, you can see if your girlfriend or wife would be willing to carry the snacks and drinks in her purse, though this is not recommended if you are on a first date and don’t know how she’d react to your penny pinching yet!

2. Hide them in your coat. If the weather is cold, you can wear a coat with lots of pockets and keep your refreshments there until the movie starts. Coats with hidden inside pockets work best. On warmer days, it might be best to find an alternative method of hiding you refreshments, as wearing a coat might draw suspicion. 

3. Create a distraction. If you have no where to hide food, have a friend create a distraction while you walk in with the snacks and drinks.This would also work if you are trying to sneak into a movie without paying, though that is not recommended as you are more likely to get into serious trouble for failing to buy a ticket than for bringing in a couple of outside candy bars. 

4. Just walk in with your snacks. Depending on how crowded the theater is and how much the people working that day care about their jobs, you may be able to get away with simply walking in with your food. I’ve heard of people walking into movies with fast food bags and pizza boxes without getting stopped. The worse that could happen is that they tell you to leave the food in your car. 

5. Eat before or after you go to the movie. How important is it really to eat while watching a movie anyway? Perhaps you could enjoy the movie more if you aren’t stuffing your face every three seconds. It might be best to bring only a drink, if anything. 

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3 Comments
  1. Posted March 21, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Gr8 work.

  2. Posted March 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Excellent ideas!

  3. Posted April 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    great post,thanks.like your share.

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