In light of declining revenues, it's hard to blame AMC for finally dropping its policy that allows moviegoers to bring in outside food and drinks, as reported yesterday on The Kansas City Star's Dollars and Sense blog.
Although outside food is now banned, AMC promises to offer additional concession choices to keep patrons happy. So perhaps the test-marketing of breakfast items earlier this year was a sign of things to come.
In light of the new policy, Fat City wanted to offer guidance for novices considering sneaking food into the movies.
Do sneak in anything sealed (candy up the sleeves of your shirt is one possibility), a wrapped sandwich (in the front pocket of a hoodie sweatshirt), or contained in a ziploc bag (popcorn is a good filler).
Do not sneak in anything that could leak (open containers), makes your pockets or purse suspiciously lumpy (20 oz. sodas don't fit inside of anything), has a strong odor (tuna fish), makes excessive noise (crinkly bag, aluminum wrapper, potato chips), is patently obvious (a sack from Burger King), or could leave you sitting with a lap full of cheese and hot sauce (Taco Bell).
It is not for Fat City to decide whether you should actually sneak anything inside of the theater. Ultimately, that is a question for your conscience and jacket to decide.
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