IT'S TWO HOURS FFS YOU WILL NOT KEEL OVER AND DIE OF STARVATION!!!
I mean I'm not going to say I always go in empty handed but the most I have is a small drink and maybe a bag of chocolate buttons or malteasers. If I ate any more than that in such a short period of time I'd be sick! I'm not kidding I saw a girl today with a huge drink that must have been bigger than a 2 litre bottle of pop, a tub of popcorn bigger than my head, something pretending to be nachos which was actually tortilla crisps and plasticky looking cheese sauce, a ben and jerrys 3 scoop ice cream sundae with cream on top, some jelly babies and a bag of minstrels. At first I thought oh she must be sharing with her friend but no her friend sat down with almost as much.
I take a tub of B&J ice cream with me sometimes if I can share it instead of the packet of chocolate. It's just the nice soft consistency by the time we sit down to the film (cinema only 10-15 mins drive away)
I once went to the cinema with a snack happy friend who offered to split the price and share a jumbo tub of popcorn. You know the huge ones that just about cost a fiver. She bought other things too (huge drink, pick and mix etc). I was in shock at how I had to compete for the few morsels I managed to grab during her feeding frenzy. She may as well have funnelled it in. Either she had been starving for days or she liked secretly pigging out in the dark and forgot she was sharing!
I find myself shocked, too. Gone are the days when there was another film before the main one, and in the interval, you queued up for a small tub of ice-cream that you ate with a plastic spoon.
When we took dd to see Beauty and the Beast at the Palace Theatre in Manchester it was horrible at the end seeing all the rubbish on the floor between the rows of seats. Must cost them a fortune to clear up, too,