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JHB

(37,181 posts)
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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 09:55 AM
Jun 2020

You can't munch on popcorn and other concession snacks with a mask on.

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/why-does-movie-popcorn-cost-so-much

The findings empirically answer the age-old question of whether it's better to charge more for a primary product (in this case, the movie ticket) or a secondary product (the popcorn). Putting the premium on the "frill" items, it turns out, indeed opens up the possibility for price-sensitive people to see films. That means more customers coming to theaters in general, and a nice profit from those who are willing to fork it over for the Gummy Bears.

Indeed, movie exhibition houses rely on concession sales to keep their businesses viable. Although concessions account for only about 20 percent of gross revenues, they represent some 40 percent of theaters' profits. That's because while ticket revenues must be shared with movie distributors, 100 percent of concessions go straight into an exhibitor's coffers.
In that case, don't expect to see me at the theater. Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #1
I'd think the popcorn eating would be more an issue jimfields33 Jun 2020 #13
Hey AMC, it's not a 'political' controversy. It's a medical fact. spanone Jun 2020 #2
This soothsayer Jun 2020 #3
Unlisted reason: JHB Jun 2020 #4
+1 dalton99a Jun 2020 #10
Bad mistake left-of-center2012 Jun 2020 #19
What a bunch of assholes. This thing is about to get about Squinch Jun 2020 #5
What are the odds they will reverse course in a month or two, as infections spike? fleur-de-lisa Jun 2020 #6
AMC wants to be sued big time uponit7771 Jun 2020 #7
Then they have chosen to be drawn into a political controversy. They have a "MAGATS-only policy. lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #8
Is it normal for companies to wave huge red flags that say "don't come here!" Takket Jun 2020 #9
There is no middle ground. Either everyone wears one or no one wears one. Mr. Ected Jun 2020 #11
i wont patronize any establishment that doesnt require masking before entering.. samnsara Jun 2020 #12
Headline in Financial News Karma13612 Jun 2020 #14
June 3rd USA Today "AMC preparing for bankruptcy" grantcart Jun 2020 #22
Ohhhh! 👍🙋‍♀️ thanks for the info! Karma13612 Jun 2020 #25
They do make a lot of money off concessions. Flaleftist Jun 2020 #15
"We did not want to be drawn into a political controversy" EarlG Jun 2020 #16
Why is asking people to wear masks being "drawn into political controversy" but not asking isn't? StarfishSaver Jun 2020 #17
I didn't intend to go anyway exboyfil Jun 2020 #18
Bad move Mad Lib Jun 2020 #20
I won't go with dumb people sitting there not wearing masks. Demsrule86 Jun 2020 #21
Has Alamo Drafthouse made a statement on masks? rogue emissary Jun 2020 #23
Well they don't have a choice in California SoCalNative Jun 2020 #24
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