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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2003, 07:36 PM »
Usually, I smuggle my candy in, unless I don't have time to stop by the local grocery store.

At the theater, I get a Medium Popcorn (with butter), a Medium Lemonade (And I am ALWAYS asked if I want to make it a large for a quarter. A guy once told me that they are forced to ask that, though), and I get Reese's Pieces for candy.

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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2003, 08:48 PM »
I usually buy a sode (diet Coke) and smuggle the rest in, candy.  My candy choices are Sour Punch Straws, SSour Patch Kids, and sometimes SOur Patch Kids Watermelons.  
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They have Guinness in the theatres up there?

That's it--I'm moving to Canada, and re-thinking my "no snacks or drinks at the movies" policy. . .  

I know that the threater at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin had a bar in the movie threater complex when I first went to it.  I'm not sure if they still have it or not.

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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2003, 09:02 PM »
I know that the threater at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin had a bar in the movie threater complex when I first went to it.  I'm not sure if they still have it or not.

Yeah, you know, after I made that post, I remembered that I went to a little indie theatre in Dallas (the Magnolia) last year that had a bar in it, too.

It's just that, here in Oklahoma City, we don't have any theatres like that (none that I know of, anyway), and all of my theatre-going is usually done at an AMC or a Cinemark theatre, where they obviously don't have any booze.

For shame. . .

And anyway, to hit on another point:  Remind me never to go to the movies with any of you people--ever.  Except maybe Morgbug.  He seems good like that.  

(What's your schedule look like for late May 2005, Brent?)    :D

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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2003, 09:18 PM »
I always get a large popcorn with no butter and a large diet coke.  I don't mind paying the high price for popcorn/pop, because that's something you must have when watching any movie.  But, I refuse to spend $4-5 on a little box of candy.  If I think I'm going to want some candy I'll just stop at Target and pick up a huge bag of candy for something like $2 (sometimes less).
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2003, 02:55 AM »
I get a medium Coke (damn theaters don't offer Pibb >:( ) and a ridiculously small bag of Reese's Pieces that usually end up thrown at punk kids talking during a movie I paid a lot of money to see.
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2003, 03:51 PM »
I almost always get nachos with lots of jalapenos, and bring my own soda.
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2003, 05:47 PM »
My girlfriend is a fan of buying those big plastic cups that you can get refilled for 1.50 at theater chains (she has quite a few of them).  So drinks are cheaper if you actually remember to bring the cup.

Candy, I try to buy beforehand if I want it for some reason. I've snuck sodas in a few times, but I like fountain soda better than bottled or canned, so I don't mind paying for the 4 dollar cup if I have to.

I actually don't get popcorn much, usually because I see movies in the evening when I'm either planning on or have just been to dinner.
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2003, 11:08 PM »
I almost always get nachos with lots of jalapenos, and bring my own soda.

Sometimes I do get nachos, and you MUST put a lot of jalapenos on them.  I put so many of them on my nachos that you can't see any of the nachos anymore.   :o
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2003, 11:36 PM »

And anyway, to hit on another point:  Remind me never to go to the movies with any of you people--ever.  Except maybe Morgbug.  He seems good like that.  

(What's your schedule look like for late May 2005, Brent?)    :D

Well, my wife should throw me out by then, or whenever she realizes just how many toys I have.  Bless her, she bought me a figure today, but it underscored just how little she knows.  I should be good, where are we meeting ;)

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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2003, 12:43 AM »
True that. I don't think I've gone to see a flick since Pirates of the Carribean because of the reasons I mentioned above. Also I really loathe people who sit directly behind me in a nearly empty theater and kick my seat when they move around because their larda$$ fell asleep. Not to mention the talking. Grrr. Arrgh.

I just wait for most movies I want to see to come out on DVD. I can watch them at my leisure without annoyances and with plenty of beer, pizza, and Dr. Pepper ripoffs.
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2003, 05:11 PM »
I usually bring a can of pop or bottle of water and get pretzels or share popcorn.  Occasionally I will splurge and have my *own* popcorn.
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2003, 05:14 PM »
I used to go by the old standby:  popcorn and a coke.

But lately?  A pack of twizzlers, and a bottled water.
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2003, 09:30 PM »
I smuggle in candy and then eat off the hubbys giant popcorn and pop (free refills).  ;)
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2003, 10:14 PM »
Free refills?!  Our theater used to offer that and then got rid of it.  :(  We used to always get large drinks and popcorn, but no longer... :'(
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Re: What do you buy at the Movie Snack Counter?
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2003, 10:30 PM »
For me it really takes alot ot get me into the theatre (JP, SW, LOTR, Slasher Films) but when I do go to a theatre, I buy a drink, and nachos.

When I go to the drive-in theatre, we always sneak in food...its a hella lot easyer and cheaper than paying $2.50 for a pizza roll smaller than your standard egg roll...good god...how can they charge that.

If your going to a theatre with free refils on stuff, keep the containers, like the bag for next time. I figure for the 11.00 they charge they can afford to give me my free refils. Whenever I want.

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