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Aug. 3rd, 2004

Went to discount theater.

Price of bag of popcorn, the "Large," $4.75.

This was the size of a bag of microwave popcorn, and not quite as fresh.

There *was* a Jumbo Tub, the "eat popcorn until you SWEAT ARTIFICIAL BUTTER" size. Which is what I wanted, oh yes. Grease me up. Slather more oil on that tub than they put on Brad Pitt in "Troy."

It was $5.75, and only for sale if you bought two $2.50 sodas. It wasn't even listed on the Size Chart.

I'm not sure why this affected me so profoundly. $5.75 is an acceptable price, by movie theater standards. But that I couldn't purchase it without two massively overpriced sodas, which I don't really consider part of the theater "experience." I want an itemized reciept. Actually, at those prices, I want sexual favors, or at least a copy of the take-home game. Or proof that part of the price went to the Betty Ford Home for Over-the-Top Furries.

(Shrug)

(crunch, crunch)

I do want my popcorn prices understandable, though. That seems fair.

Comments

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gen
Aug. 3rd, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
Dangit. I crave popcorn now!
spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
Perfectly understandable :) I keep a stash on hand at the office. I could fax you some?
diermoo
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:10 pm (UTC)
Popcorn is indeed a good thing. Yesh, yesh. I went to P.F. Chang's today. I was rather unimpressed. Wanfu is so much better. Cheaper, and frankly, that peacock rocks my world.
spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
(Blink) Chang's is one of my fave restaurants. Eat hot lead.

(torrent of machine gun death)

spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
Probably overreacting there. Bactine?

Long day, many spreadsheets.
kt_kat
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
Never been there, but Jeff and I got lost and ended up in the parking lot once, and it looked discomfortingly schmancy.
spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
They make the sauces at the table, and serve portions big enough to serve BOISE.

However, there are definately too damn many yuppies.

They're like roaches.
spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
FRAG THE YUPPIES!!!
spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC)
...
Mr. Logic's superego will be restoring order soon, and apologizes for recent laps in reason. Thank you for your patience.
kt_kat
Aug. 3rd, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
No, there was no lapse in reason, you were definitely right. ^-^

Is that a new icon? Or have you been saving it for such an occasion?
spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
Claire made it for me a few months ago, but I rarely have the opportunity to use the "staring blandly at the camera" image.
kt_kat
Aug. 5th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
Re: ...
Ah, I see. Jeff and I were attempting to count your userpics the other day, and were wondering what all your slots were taken up by(since you mentioned that you only have 2 or so left.)
diermoo
Aug. 4th, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
*dies in slow-motiom* The tea was quite yummy, if that makes up for it. It was pretty to look at, if crouded. Oh, well, the banana spring rolls were good. Forgot about thoes.
spottylogic
Aug. 4th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
Ooh! Banana spring rolls! That sounds good! I'm going to have to scrounge a recipe for that one! You can get back up now :)
diermoo
Aug. 4th, 2004 11:37 am (UTC)
They were truely nummy. Had some raspberry goo, and vanilla icecream to go with 'em. Good stuff. Aside from that, too many yuppies, not enough waitstaff.
kt_kat
Aug. 3rd, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC)
If I had a big bucket of popcorn, then I'd LIKE to have soda, but two is a bit much. ^_^;

Its agonizing when one ends up paying more for snacks than the actual ticket price.
baktre
Aug. 4th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC)
Totally. Tickets were 1.50$. Concession prices were just as high as anywhere else.

I really need to get back in to my old snack-smuggling habits...but darn it, it's HARD in Texas where extra layers cause spontaneous combustion.
kt_kat
Aug. 5th, 2004 11:50 am (UTC)
Truly. Chocolate wouldn't last ten seconds, even in winter. When I was young, I tried keeping a box of Junior Mints in my pocket...he Junior Mints never came out again. >_
artfulreggie
Aug. 3rd, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
Twizzlers drowning in nacho cheese with jalapeños. Best. Theater treat. Ever.
spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 03:30 pm (UTC)
Eeew...While that's definately the ur-snack so far as movie theaters go, that sounds really repugnant. You may wish to stretch your cerebral cortex out and air out the little wrinkly places. They've accumulated something really weird.
artfulreggie
Aug. 3rd, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
Hrmph, that's the first time I've heard of a hyena snub a snack. Don't knock it till you try it.
spottylogic
Aug. 3rd, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)
You first!
sdocat
Aug. 3rd, 2004 10:33 pm (UTC)
YES BUT.. What movie did you see? Only you would post about going to the movie theater and only mention the food, not the actual movie. :p

Frag.. have you been installing doom on everything again.. wait.. wrong friend..
spottylogic
Aug. 4th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
I had it installed on my microwave. It makes reheating leftover curry an adventure :)

I think the movie was called "Grace." Girl pregnant by gay semiexboyfriend seeks acceptance and God in the context of a *highly* Christian high school. The send-off of the "Jesus Freak" youth subculture was dead on.
baktre
Aug. 4th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)
It was 'Saved'.

"I am FILLED with the love of God!" *hurls bible at other student*
jerseytude
Aug. 5th, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
Now you know why I only go to movies at the Alamo if I can help it. When a full-service restaraunt-and-movie is cheaper than popcorn-and-movie, you know there's something seriously screwed up with movie theatres in this country.
spottylogic
Aug. 6th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
A valid point! Though the dollar theater still comes out slightly cheaper, even with a monster tub of popcorn, than any others. You just have to see the movie three months later...
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