Question: Why Does Movie Food Cost So Much?

Why are concessions at the movies so expensive?

Why Does Movie Popcorn Cost So Much?

A marketing professor says the high price of popcorn at most movie theater concession stands actually benefits moviegoers.

By charging high prices on concessions, exhibition houses are able to keep ticket prices lower, which allows more people to enjoy the silver-screen experience.

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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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.

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.