Why I Always Smuggle Snacks Into The Movies
I smuggle snacks into the movies. There. I said it. I practice a form of “cinematic subterfuge” often, and with conviction.
Accordingly, I will continue to suffer “sticker shock” when I hand over my hard-earned cash to the theatre of choice and see that I have just paid a minimum of $25 just to walk into the movies with my daughter. We haven’t even gotten to the treats and goodies yet, and I have broken out into a cold sweat.
Despite the availability of extensive entertainment options these days, there’s nothing like popcorn and a dark movie theatre to get our kids (and sometimes our own) excitement levels up. Maybe it’s the Dolby sound or the huge screen; who knows. It works, nonetheless. We may love to watch the latest videos on YouTube or even our large flat-screen TV in our home, but nothing holds a candle to seeing a first-run film in a darkened movie theatre. Some may disagree but it’s highly unlikely that this popular pursuit will go the way of the Dodo. The love of film is in our blood.
It is for this reason that we go back with our children, time and time again, paying the big bucks to watch the latest and not-so-greatest Hollywood blockbuster with our little ones. Disney, Pixar and the like have figured out that we’ll keep coming back for more, and as a result, feed us what we want. And so we return with our kids in tow, wallet in hand.
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