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Date: 02/22/13 03:52 PM

33 Responses to Getting Ready For the Movies [Pic]

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    Link: Getting Ready For the Movies - It used to involve getting dressed up. Not so much anymore. Hey don`t judge me, times are hard.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32822 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Movie ticket? $12
    Milk Duds? $5
    Pop? $3
    Twizzlers? $7
    Small popcorn? $4

    This is why I stay home and pirate movies off the interwebs! Yo-Ho-Ho!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Drive in.
    Big Gulp from 7-11.
    Home microwave popcorn.
    A 12 pack of tacos from Taco Bell.

    $8.00 per person, double feature :)
    And if the movies boring you can have sex in the back seat instead.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    If we go to the movies then yes...this is what we do. A woman has a purse for a reason ;)
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    5Cats -- and a bottle of rum.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    are they really strict in america with taking stuff in? in england they don`t give a rat`s ass lol
    s
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2163 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    Gerry, what is this so called `Drive in` that you speak of?
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm
    There was still a drive in movie theater last time I was home.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2081 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    Three bucks for a Coke and four bucks for a box of candy, hell yes.
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    FemBot Female 18-29
    262 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm
    This is oddly sexual.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    it`s so sad we have to be so sneaky with candy
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    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    They make their money at the concession stands, so yea, they can be a bit pissy about this. I can fit six bottle-rockets (tiny bottles of booze) in my bra without it looking too lumpy. Times is hard y`all.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    The people will always find a way.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    "Well, Ray, it`s sure nice of you to invite me to - what? You mean that`s just a bottle of Coke in your pants?!"
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm
    ...this is how we`ve always done it
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 9:43 pm
    If tickets and concession stand prices weren`t such a giant rep-off, they wouldn`t have this problem.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm
    tote bag purses. snuck in two personal pizzas from dominos,candy and drank bottled sodas with paper fruit straws. ah memories.
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    toqr Male 18-29
    199 posts
    February 22, 2013 at 11:43 pm
    You are not allowed to bring outside foodstuffs into the cinema???

    Thats just messed up...
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 2:18 am
    Enjoy it while you can, I am sure there will be TSA type pat downs in US theaters soon enough.
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    matherdon Male 18-29
    68 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 5:25 am
    Lol what country is this? North Korea??
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 5:41 am
    I do this, except with liquor.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9240 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 6:33 am
    My dad did that all the time with me and my brother when we were younger. It`s not like they check bags or anything anyway, at least at the all theaters I`ve been too.
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    cocacola311 Female 30-39
    19 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 9:09 am
    Hey I load up my purse when I go...the last time me and my mother forgot and it cost 10.50 for 2 large drinks! Whatever...
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 11:01 am
    I`ve brought in even full bags of popcorn. Why do movie theatres insist on ripping people off on the drinks and food? I`d buy it if it was fairly priced, and I`m sure other people would too.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Fine if you want to smuggle food in but, for the love of all that`s good in the world, remove all the damn noisy wrappers BEFORE you get to the theater. I rarely go to the theater because people are so annoying but I recently saw Flight with my sis and some old dude behind us took FOREVER to noisily unwrap something he had brought in. I almost turned around and socked him one.

    Gerry- they are taking out the drive-in by my house. very sad. I would cover all my car windows with garbage bags so I didn`t get lights in my eyes from people`s brats opening their car doors every 5 minutes but it was nice to have my own space and a big screen

    now I have a 100" screen in my own living room and all is good in my world..
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    "I`ve brought in even full bags of popcorn. Why do movie theatres insist on ripping people off on the drinks and food? I`d buy it if it was fairly priced, and I`m sure other people would too."

    Because they don`t make money off the tickets. The vast majority of the ticket price goes to the movie maker. Food is the source of profit for the theaters. My nephew used to manage food services for a major theater chain and they were trying all sorts of things to make the food more appealing, like selling more meal-type items like burgers and pizza. Some theaters were trying having tables and waiters in the theater. If enough people start smuggling in their own food, theaters will die even faster than they are already.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    I`ve done this my whole life. I`ve also paid for one ticket and seen two or three movies. Yes, I`m the reason the economy is in the toilet.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm
    My nephew used to manage food services for a major theater chain and they were trying all sorts of things to make the food more appealing...
    ...except selling it at a reasonable price. This is simple economics. I you`re selling popcorn for a penny a bushel you won`t make any money because it costs you more than that. If your selling popcorn for $100 per gram, you won`t make any money because nobody will buy any. Somewhere in between is the price that will produce the most profit. Charging any more or less will result in lower profit. I am thoroughly convinced that movie theater prices are WAY on the high side of this optimum price.

    It`s one reason I haven`t been to a theater in 10 years -- that and all the people who won`t STFU, and the smell of the crowd, and the fact that I can`t pause the movie to get something to eat or drink or to take a piss, and I have to use ear plugs because they crank the goddamned sound up way, way, WAY to loud.
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    Saunder Male 30-39
    181 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 5:02 am
    I don`t buy food and drinks in theatres, ever. But that is also because they only sell crap stuff like soda and candy. I would totally buy a plate of good iskender end a refreshing kinnie!
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 9:41 am
    Why bother? Is it not possible to sit through a film without stuffing ones fat f*cking face?
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    YOLO
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
    546 posts
    February 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    freddyferret, Movie hopping is not unheard of, its been done by a few folks including myself. Also @spanerbulb, my face is not a f*cking fat one, but I do enjoy some candy and snacks during a movie and I do not enjoy paying the ridiculous prices of the movie theaters here in the US
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    Garrison Female 30-39
    36 posts
    February 25, 2013 at 7:46 am
    @OldOllie - Couldn`t agree more. Maybe it was a good model, back when the only way to see a movie was going to the cinema but not these days. Like an awful lot of entertainment ventures, it`s an outdated and overpriced business plan.

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