Quick Answer: Why Are Movie Theatre Snacks So Expensive?

How much money do movie theaters make from concessions?

SmartMoney reports on just how much the theaters make at the concession stand: Of each dollar spent there, roughly 85 cents is profit, says Warren Miller, a senior equity analyst for Morningstar who tracks the theater chains.

Why are movie theaters so expensive?

The main reason that movie tickets have gotten so expensive is because of inflation. It was actually more expensive to go to the movies in the ’70s than it is now. A ticket in 1978 cost $2.34. According to the National Association of Theater Owners, the average cost for a ticket today is $9.11.

How much do movie concessions cost?

AMC Concession Prices

FoodCost
1 Large Popcorn + 1 Large Drink$14.59
1 Large Popcorn + 2 Large Drinks$20.79
1 Movie Nachos + 1 Large Drink$13.09
Kidspack (Kid’s popcorn, drink, Frooti Tooti)$6.89 – $9.59

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Is it illegal to sneak food into a movie?

A: It’s possible, but you’ll have to do more than just sneak in food. The prohibition of outside food at movie theaters is a rule set by the private company, not a law. If a person who sneaks food into a theater refuses to leave, he or she could be arrested for trespassing.