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rackhampearl Tue 20-Feb-18 18:40:14

I haven't been on MN in ages so don't know if this has been done recently. Just wondering if you think it's ok to take your own snacks to the cinema? I've never done it before but we are moving house next week so things are a little tight but I promised the girls a cinema trip during half term. Could do without the £10 for a popcorn and fruitshoot. They don't drink juice anyway so was thinking of taking their water bottles and stopping by the shop for a £1 bag of popcorn and some chocolate buttons, AIBU?

PotatoesOfTheCarribean Tue 20-Feb-18 18:41:33

YWBU to not take snacks. I always take drinks and a bag of popcorn

SharonBottsPoundOfGrapes Tue 20-Feb-18 18:41:40

Yanbu. I do it all the time and no one bats an eyelid.

Justanotherzombie Tue 20-Feb-18 18:41:48

I think many people bring snacks to the cinema. I wouldn't even hide it.

RitasEducation Tue 20-Feb-18 18:41:56

Yes I would do it.

It can be very expensive.

C0untDucku1a Tue 20-Feb-18 18:42:03

Vue allows snacks now. Not hot drinks though.

Dragonglass Tue 20-Feb-18 18:42:07

What cinema is it? Vue allow you to take in snacks so no sneaking needed. I see nothing wrong with sneaking a bit in if needed though.

TidyDancer Tue 20-Feb-18 18:42:24

Yanbu imo. I get a pick and mix before I go and take my own water bottle in. No way am I paying extortionate prices for sweets and water.

throwcushions Tue 20-Feb-18 18:43:08

Who doesn't do this? I always go armed with bottles of water and a bag of sweets. I do buy popcorn though.

Deshasafraisy Tue 20-Feb-18 18:43:33

I go to M&S and stock up on lovely things to take into the cinema every time.

HarrietKettle Tue 20-Feb-18 18:43:36

I take cheese and wine.

AnotherDunroamin Tue 20-Feb-18 18:43:41

We almost never buy the cinema snacks. Not just because they're extortionate but because we make a lot of popcorn at home so it doesn't feel like a treat. We usually take something healthy like grapes plus a treat like chocolate buttons or m&ms. And I carry water everywhere I go so always have that with me anyway. Don't think it's unreasonable at all!

mumonashoestring Tue 20-Feb-18 18:44:41

Our local Odeon do a kids snack box - a child sized popcorn, either a Capri sun or bottled water, and a small bag of haribo for £1.99, might be worth checking if your local cinema does something similar. Otherwise YA absolutely NBU - cinema prices can be ridiculous.

Deshasafraisy Tue 20-Feb-18 18:44:55

I bought popcorn at the cinema recently as if left it too late for M&S and the girl practically threw it at me so half of it landed on the floor, it was filthy behind the counter and the staff were all grumpy and rude. Never again.

LizzieSiddal Tue 20-Feb-18 18:45:21

I go to the National Theatre Live shows which are broadcast at the Odeon. People bring hampers for the interval!! . They got out wine, nibbles and various snacks

No one bats an eyelid grin

Cupoteap Tue 20-Feb-18 18:46:02

It's not an issue to take your own snacks

DaphneFanshaw Tue 20-Feb-18 18:46:11

Do you really Harriet? I have been tempted to do that. I would definitely take a few beers in and maybe a pizza.

Pebbles16 Tue 20-Feb-18 18:46:13

As long as your snacks aren't noisy. If they are then, generally, YABVU!

Northernknickers Tue 20-Feb-18 18:46:39

Why do you think you have to 'sneak' them in? Never been to a cinema that didn't allow this.

Smellylittleorange Tue 20-Feb-18 18:46:43

Ive been known to foil wrap bags of microwave popcorn to keep them warm on journey to cinema. If you can get to poundland it can be a veritable feast!

SharonBottsPoundOfGrapes Tue 20-Feb-18 18:46:45

Even though I know it's hugely overpriced I do buy the hot popcorn and get half sweet half salted. A bag from the shop isn't the same. But everything else is from wilkos or pound shop.

Pittcuecothecookbook Tue 20-Feb-18 18:46:46

Bring snacks! I worked in a cinema and sent people to Wilkos to buy pick and mix as it was next door and about 1/3 of the price...

ChardonnaysPrettySister Tue 20-Feb-18 18:47:13

I somehow manage without food for a couple of hours.

rackhampearl Tue 20-Feb-18 18:48:19

Thanks everyone! I'll be doing that then. Will have two happy girls in the morning smile cheap tickets too! Thanks

ScoopskiPotato Tue 20-Feb-18 18:49:18

Chufty badge for Chardonnay!

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