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So here we are in 2013, and so far this year doesn't look all that different from last year. Movie theaters are still packed with folks lined up to see the weekend's new release, and just like last year, you still go through the same routine of entering the theater, picking up the tickets you reserved through Fandango (if you didn't already print them out or keep them on your phone), and then hustling over to the concession stand to pretend like you don't already know what's there.
So you stand around for a few minutes trying to survey the menu, which, depending on your local theater, may have in recent years grown to include hot foods like chicken fingers, french fries and pizza. Then you finally step up to order ... popcorn. The usual. And it tastes pretty good. But what if there was something new on the menu that helped sway you away from the popcorn this time? What if that something new was too good to turn down? What would that have to be?
That's what we're looking to get out of you this week. As many of you plan to head out to the theater for the first time in 2013 this weekend, what's one new food item you'd like to see on that menu the next time you're standing in front of it trying to decide what to munch on? Would you go healthy and choose a specific salad or wrap? Or would you go the chocolate-covered route?
Mmmm ... chocolate covered .... anyway, sound off below and let us know what one new food item you'd like to see in your local theater next time you go see a movie.
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Fruit dried or fresh popcorn balls w/ flavors nuts and seeds mixed fresh juices low sweetener oven fried chips with chicken fingers jello and fruit inside
Nice choice matt
Beer... Fat Tire, preferably
Something healthier snacks like trail mix and mixed popcorn.like cheddar popcorn and kettlecorn
I tried some like that when i saw Wreck it Ralph the taste was all right
STARBUCKS yeaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! :)
A theater near me has a Starbucks inside it
well it would be cool to sell coffee and cake pops, cupcakes, ect. I can never stay awake during a movie
Some movie theaters have coffee
Nice to know
I think it would be kind of cool to offer healthier snacks. Granola bars, fruit and nuts, actual fruits, and possibly even veggies and ranch dip. Mmmm... Ranch
Go big. Have a theater where dinner and a movie is a way to spend an evening. At the prices charged you might as well get a real meal and a glass of wine before the show.
Here in Oregon we have one of those theatres... it's called Cinnebar. The food is decent, not 5 star dining by any means, but worth the cost. Waiters sneak in and take your order periodically during the show, bring refills, etc.
Maybe that will happen to me one of these days
Fresh fruit cups, yogurt, nuts ... anything that isn't total junk
Something that does not smell up the theater. The popcorn smell is the only thing I can tolerate. What about a healthy choice of mixed fruits?
ITems with out salt due to my diet.
Something with an asian flare!
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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