Dark Stranger, on 13 June 2012 - 10:56 PM, said:
awww. cute. Making fun of my spelling. (which I know is bad) instead of focusing on the issue. How quaint.
To the issue itself. I like movie popcorn. I get the largest so me and all my friends can share. What's the harm in that. And this isn't about prices. Look the reason prices are so high is because of 1. Inflation. and 2. People not buying the product so prices have to go up to make up for the lost revenue. I remember the days of 4 dollar popcorn too. But those days are probably never coming back. Look at the big picture. These people aren't going to stop.
I never remember 4 dollar popcorn. Not even when I was a kid. When my mom took me out to the movies it cost 30 dollars always. For about four people. Not counting food. She rarely did it because it was a good 50 dollars just for me, her, and two cousins. Sometimes close to 100.
This is for: Tickets, a large popcorn, soda for everyone, and one box of candy. Nothing else.
There's a lot wrong with movie popcorn.
1) It's always been high. There was a report about how the prices in movies were going up even more, even though they were high enough. The last time I went to the show, which was the Avengers, my mother in law wanted one. A small was 5-6 dollars and when I mean small I mean small. A large, that you can share with friends that's the tube you are talking about in question, was a good ten-twelve dollars not including tax.
If you include drinks that is about 20 dollars there, mind you I didn't add in the tickets.
2) You have no idea what the health codes are with movie popcorn, but that's with anything food wise. Still must I point out the Seinfeld episode again? The last time I got popcorn they put something that wasn't butter on it among other things and he didn't wash his hands after handling the cash. I stopped getting snacks from the show then and there.
3) It's really unhealthy for you period. There has been health concerns about microwave popcorn as well as movie popcorn.
Also why wouldn't they stop? The people in the movies make tons of money, millions. The problem is that they don't want to do so and it's none of their concern. As long as people see their movies and support them, it's ok. And the sad thing is like public subways/buses, you either deal with it, or you don't.
I'm surprised you didn't point out how one state tried to ban MSG for a minute.
@linlindesu: Sadly that's true. Like the whole thing about a lady sueing Mcds over hot coffee because she didn't know it was hot. This is our country.
This post has been edited by The Fujoshi: 14 June 2012 - 01:55 AM