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#1 - penispenisthree
Reply +39
(05/20/2013) [-]
actually...Movies need their snacks to have that 500% mark up. That is the ONLY profit that the building itself makes. The ticket prices goes straight to the people who make the movies, the studios, the producers. The concessions stand is the only profit margin that the theater can have. So well..yeah, they have no choice because the studios take all the ticket cost. (aside from the 3d surcharge, the building will make minor profit on that, though 30% goes to buying the glasses.)

Source: Worked for Regal Entertainment Group for 2 years, and Majestic Theaters for 3.
#12 to #1 - gorginhanson
Reply -5
(05/21/2013) [-]
that's the problem with these ******* businesses today, they always pass down their own **** down to you so they aren't affected at all by new taxes, etc
#19 to #12 - teranin ONLINE
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(05/21/2013) [-]
That's capitalism 101 man, if you have a problem with that you might be in the wrong country.
That's capitalism 101 man, if you have a problem with that you might be in the wrong country.
#39 to #19 - gorginhanson
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
naw man that isn't how it's supposed to be
#10 to #1 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
That's not entirely true. Theaters usually have agreements to where all ticket profits go to who made the movies for a certain period of time , like say, the first week for example, then the theater itself gets profit from tickets after that.
#28 to #1 - onewithpokerface
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#42 to #28 - killerofcows
Reply -1
(05/21/2013) [-]
1800%
$2
$3600
pls tell me how you do math
#44 to #42 - onewithpokerface
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
Oi, I goofed that one pretty badly. I'm not very good at math. My bad.
#36 to #1 - ilovetocuddle
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
If It were that important to their profit you'd think the would stop people from bringing snacks. but around here you can walk in with mc donalds...
#49 to #1 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
The problem here is that they're too damn broke to lower the food prices, and I'm too damn broke to buy the food.
#15 to #1 - motherfuckingkenji
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Great, now I feel like an asshole since I get free pop/popcorn since I work there.
#4 - sickpuppie
Reply +8
(05/21/2013) [-]
As someone who works at a movie theater here is a tip. Get the refillable popcorn bag or soda cup, even if its a large. AND BRING IT BACK. I do it and i work at the ******* theater, its pretty easy.
As someone who works at a movie theater here is a tip. Get the refillable popcorn bag or soda cup, even if its a large. AND BRING IT BACK. I do it and i work at the ******* theater, its pretty easy.
#5 to #4 - Temari
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(05/21/2013) [-]
That's a good idea
#8 - AngusFTW
Reply +5
(05/21/2013) [-]
You know that's how the movie theaters make money. They make little profit through ticket sales. Most of their income is through foods.
#41 - psychfouronenine
Reply +4
(05/21/2013) [-]
It's not just that most of their profit comes from concessions, it's that they're in the red by a hell of an amount without them. Movie theaters are in the whole for about 10m on average from just tickets alone for just getting the rights to show the movie from distributors (who are thieving cunts). So they charge a little extra, put a little more salt in the popcorn (so that you come back for another drink, and probably some more food too, creating a vicious cycle), and turn a profit in an industry that makes it near impossible. Don't blame the movie theater, blame the distributors that have become greedy little cunts.
#33 - Ottovan
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I was watching Taxi Driver the other day, and the mother ****** buys a soda, and like 4 ******* candy bars at a movie theater, and it cost him under $2.

What the **** happened....
#38 to #33 - jackalcureofprusia
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
Moral of the story: porn was always cheaper
#40 to #38 - Ottovan
Reply +2
(05/21/2013) [-]
But everything was so cheap back then...

did you know a bottle of coke used to be 5 cents? That's $0.05

Today, it's like 2 bucks for one bottle.

Idk if it's just a smut-house coupon deal or what, but damn....
#45 to #40 - insanefreak
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
TWO?

I went to the movie theater in Kortrijk (Belgian city) a few months ago. I bought a small bag of candy, and a soda. Cost me 9.98 euros.

Which makes it an average 5 euros per piece.
#50 to #45 - Ottovan
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I was talking about a 16 oz bottle.

But at the theater, it's about $5-6 for a large soda. I always sneak in candy, saves me 10 bucks
#51 to #50 - tiinuyama
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
i actually work at a theater, a large soda is 3.25 lol
#17 - maskedgamer
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I work in as movie theater and days when I work in concession are the worst. I'm just sitting there thinking "WHY THE **** AREN'T YOU PEOPLE SMART ENOUGH TO BUY **** FROM WALMART BEFORE YOU COME HERE! NO ONE GIVES A ****!"

I work at a movie theater and to this day have never bought a single item from one.
#20 to #17 - darksideofthebeast
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(05/21/2013) [-]
It makes you look like a poor douche bag.
#23 to #20 - redmudgrown
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
You must be one of those snobby douches that are concerned with what over people think..
#25 to #23 - darksideofthebeast
Reply -6
(05/21/2013) [-]
other*
and no
I don't give a ****
You're just a poor bitch if you go and take your own snacks.
#26 to #25 - redmudgrown
Reply +2
(05/21/2013) [-]
Actually you're just a stupid bitch if you're willing to spend $25 on something you could get ahead of time for $5 and bring yourself. There's absolutely nothing wrong with saving money when you can..
#27 to #26 - darksideofthebeast
Reply -4
(05/21/2013) [-]
It's all about money isn't it you dumb cunt
**** you
If I have the money to spend it on movie snacks I will.
#29 to #27 - redmudgrown
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
Oww you called me a dumb cunt because I disagreed with your arrogant view of someone trying to save a bucks.. I'm soo hurt.. That's the difference between someone who thinks about their future and someone who lives paycheck to paycheck. Enjoy your struggles in life my dear.
#53 to #29 - maskedgamer
Reply +1
(05/21/2013) [-]
OMG marry me
#57 to #53 - redmudgrown
Reply 0
(05/22/2013) [-]
Lol! With pleasure my dear!
#32 to #29 - kyouko
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
Don't bite.
#35 to #29 - darksideofthebeast
Reply -1
(05/21/2013) [-]
I have a nice computer a 1000$ guitar and amp set
A nice house
Nice tv's
I'm good for now...
#54 to #35 - redmudgrown
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
Yeaaa I'm sure you are.. Why do I get the feeling that mommy and daddy are paying for the house?... and the "Nice t.v.s"... and pretty much everything else.. Your whole attitude screams spoiled brat.
#55 to #54 - darksideofthebeast
Reply 0
(05/22/2013) [-]
Dad doesn't even live with me
And I got the money from a settlement from a car crash I was in
You just jelly you have to be a poor fag.
#56 to #55 - redmudgrown
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(05/22/2013) [-]
My dear it's impossible for me to be jealous of anyone who didn't get their money the honest way by actually working and making a living because I have no respect for people who won't hold their own, though now I do pity you. I'm sorry that you were obviously injured bad enough to receive a settlement but your entire attitude makes you seem like an awful person that's either extremely immature or is suffering from some sort of mental disability due to the accident.. Either way If I were you I wouldn't be bragging about buying things with money from an insurance settlement. Just so you're aware, that's definitely nothing that an adult would be proud of. By the way, I'm in no way a "poor fag" as you like to think. My Net income is a little over $3000 a month. I'll still have that CONTINUOUS income every month long after you've blown through your little settlement darling. I've grown bored of arguing with you and honestly have no desire to waste anymore of my time on someone as childish as you so I won't be responding to anymore of your "not-so-witty" comebacks. As I said before enjoy your struggles in life dear.
#24 to #17 - hanabro
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
Because it's hard to have fresh, buttered popcorn if you have to make it at home and sneak it in.
#52 to #24 - maskedgamer
Reply +1
(05/21/2013) [-]
You obviously haven't been to a theater in years. All theaters have self serve butter.

Also I wasn't talking about Popcorn. I was talking about candy that they could buy for a dollar and pay 5 for, or the bottle of water that people pay 6 bucks for or the chicken tenders that people pay 8 bucks get 5 when they could go to mcdonalds and get 10 tenders and a drink for the same price. People are ******* retarded.
#2 - heartlessrobot
Reply +3
(05/21/2013) [-]
Go in with your girlfriend female acquaintance appearing to be pregnant but it's actually snacks.
#13 - vilememory
Reply +1
(05/21/2013) [-]
It is true, movie theaters make little to no profit at all from ticket sales that all goes to the studios. They only make money off of the concession stands, and the studios are even demanding a cut of that now.
#7 - awildniglet
Reply +1
(05/21/2013) [-]
I've worked at a movie theater, and I can honestly say nobody ever gave a **** about people bringing in food or drinks.
#16 to #7 - secretdestroyers
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
Yeah, but it makes some people feel edgy when they sneak it in! ****, I used to smuggle healthy fruits and vegetables to eat when I went to see movies, but that was just too damned badass!

I didn't even recognize myself after a while!
#48 - dandyhandy **User deleted account**
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
This is one of the upsides to being a chick. I don't normally carry a purse, but the theater workers don't know that.
#46 - Loppytaffy
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
Movie theatres don't get any profit from the movies; they only get money from selling snacks and such.
If you want a cheap snack with a movie, wait two months for it to be on netflicks and buy your snacks at walmart or something.
#31 - ShadowEagle
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Either eat before hand or smuggle something small in like candy. Problem solved
#30 - swiftykidd **User deleted account**
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#34 to #30 - oodlesandoodles ONLINE
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
They don't. Usually, when dealing with big studios such as Fox or Paramount, the box office sales are split down the middle. However, studio gets more for 3D ticket sales (which is why every movie nowadays is in 3D) This also can vary depending on the deal made.
#14 - motherfuckingkenji
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#11 - OsamaBinLadenz
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
That's a douchebag move for the theaters. They make most of their profit this way.
#9 - dangerwank
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
If you didn't leave all your **** on the floor they wouldn't have to pay people to clean it up.
#6 - thejerseyjenn
Reply 0
(05/21/2013) [-]
My movie theater is connected to a mall. So i buy some things and some food and put the food into a bag from a clothing store. they never suspect a thing.
#3 - hottbill
Reply -2
(05/21/2013) [-]
The employees paid to pick up your **** that you snuck in and left on the floor had nothing to do with the price of the concessions.

Also, who invented this rule that you HAVE to eat something during a movie. Can't your caloric intake wait until after the movie?
#18 - colonoscopy
Reply -3
(05/21/2013) [-]
Why do you even need to eat every ******* time you go out? Greedy bastards.
#37 - fordun
Reply -4
(05/21/2013) [-]
I don't even give a **** about theaters anymore. A lot of movies i can torrent before they are even released. I pirated Skyrim i think 2 weeks before release. Never played it. Once.

I'd rather sit at home were i can eat fried chicken and smoke and use the bathroom without missing parts.