One of the best parts about going to the movies is knowing that we'll be able to devour some sweet candy or an extra large tub of extra-buttery popcorn. But should theaters start considering some healthier options at the snack stand? At the annual ShoWest exhibitor's convention, Sony Pictures' Michael Lynton told theater owners that one of their surveys found that two-thirds of moviegoers would be interested in buying healthy food at the concession stands if those options were made available.
No specific food suggestions were made, but I'd think we'd be looking at a variety of salads for starters, and maybe light sandwiches on whole wheat bread. That sort of thing. But would healthier snack options help theaters or hurt the moviegoing experience? Let's face it: We don't feel so bad buying the candy and popcorn when we know there aren't any healthier options. Shoving salads in our faces may make us feel too guilty to pick up those cheese nachos, and, as such, our enjoyment of the ensuing film could be tarnished.
Of course, I could be jumping to some pretty absurd conclusions here, but I'd be interested to see what you think. Would you buy healthier snacks if they were available at the movie theater concession stands?