Saturday, January 23, 2010

Movie Madness



Last night the mister and I went out on a hot hot date. We started with dinner and ended with a movie. Now, that might sound like a yawn fest to some of you but hey, it's our kind of fun. We went to a fun Mexican restaurant near us and we always have to get the table side guacamole. I have seen this done many many times and I can never get it quite right when I get home. I think I was freaking the guac guy out I was staring so hard. No matter, I think I have perfected the recipe and guac guy was willing to over look my freakishness once I stuffed his tip jar.

Then comes the awkward part of the date for the mister and I. I like to go to Target and buy some candy and a water bottle so I don't have to pay three million dollars for a treat at the movies. This has been a source of contention for us for many years. The mister thinks its wrong to sneak treats into the movies. It is assumed at most theaters that they prefer you not to bring your own contraband. Case in point; Rewind about twenty years or so. My sister and I are sitting in a dark movie theater watching Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. We have slipped in two bottles of Clearly Canadian and we are both enjoying them with discretion. I have gulped mine down before Bill and Ted discover the phone booth. My sister however, enjoys drawing out her enjoyments a bit. This time it came back to bite her. An oily teenager with a movie theater vest comes in with a flashlight and busts us for our illegal beverage sneak. He takes hers away! She hasn't even had half of it yet. She is outraged! I am outraged! How can they do this to us?!?! It's not like it's against the law! The mister thinks that it is dishonest to sneak and I say-- bring it on! First they slap you with $12 to get in (it was 3-D) and then they charge you 6 bucks for some popcorn. POPCORN! Everybody knows it's the cheapest stuff on earth. I will not stand for this blatant price tweaking. Sure I'll have to pay the bloated price to get in the door. (By the time we pay to get in, it's basically the price of the DVD in a few months.) But that's where this dance ends for me. I WILL HAVE MY MOVIE AND MY CANDY TOO! This one is for you and your controversial Clearly Canadian little sis! To sneak or not to sneak-- that is the question...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Remember when the awkward part of the date used to come at the end? Funny post. The other day we went to see the Chipmunks movie and we stopped to get snacks before. I had the kids shove the snacks in their pocket. That made it feel a little wrong. I want to leave this post anonymous but I think you know who I am.

the Heatons said...

Oh baby! I remember Clearly Canadian! Wish I could have that last half of the bottle right now. Mmmmm! You are SO funny. I still sneak. That oily teenager didn't scare me. I do feel sightly guilty as times, though.

Margene said...

i say sneak in candy but not popcorn. popcorn is best when it is hot and buttery

Macey said...

MORE POWER TO YOU ALECA!!! I'm right there with you.

Jodi said...

I still sneak the candy in. I am with Margene with the popcorn though. There is nothing better than movie popcorn. You know how I feel about it! YUM!!!

Candace said...

From what I've heard, the theater doesn't make money from the tickets sold as the majority of that money goes back to Hollywood. The theater makes its money through concessions. That being said, I sneak all the time in a full-price theater, but I always try to buy at the dollar theater since they need the support.

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