Archive for January, 2011

Entry Date: January 17th, 2011

Cashing in at the Concessions Stand

Ah, the concessions stand. Much maligned by movie-goers, opting rather to starve their way through two hours of previews and runtime rather than subject themselves to the controlled economy inside the theater, the snack shop is not without its relative bargains. Yes, stocking yourself with adequate food and drink is will likely cost you more than the price of admission itself (depending on the theater and show time, of course), but if you do decide to break the bank and succumb to a hankering, it’s best to get the most bang for your buck.When ordering popcorn or beverages at the movie theater, there is one cardinal rule of thumb that prevails even above your perceived notions of rational human consumption. The tub of popcorn may look large enough to bathe a toddler and perhaps the large drink could cure a camel’s thirst, no matter, the bigger the better. Why waste money on popcorn and soda you stand little chance of finishing? Value.In the world of marked up prices, an extra 50 to 75 cents to upgrade the full scale from small to large will often net 2 to 3 times as much popcorn. The standard small sized bag is little more than a few handfuls, with medium only offering marginal improvement. Similarly, a small drink is one built-in straw and handle away from a kiddie cup. (more…)