Are cinemas allowed to kick you out of a screening if you brought in outside snacks?

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Found 24th Jul 2009
I normally go to a different cinema but I saw a couple being removed from a screening, purely because they brought in there own snacks, which I was quite shocked about.

Security kept coming in every 15 mins to check, which was distracting me from the film but are cinemas actually allowed to do this, as I've never witnessed something like that before?

yes they can
- lumoruk

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lol neither have i, thats crazy!! :w00t:

I always take my own stuff, we stock up on snacks at asdas before we go :lol:

x

i always bring my own stuff but ive nt been in like a year, the cinema is extortionate now its like 7 quid to get in the they expect you to pay a tenner for some popcorn and a drink, its shockin

I havn't been in years, but always used to bring my own.

which cinema was it?? :?

never been kicked out of the cinema, even with a variety meal from kfc.. hidden in the missus bag

Depends on the snack, if it was garlic bread or something that had a strong smell then I could understand it, but if it was crisps or something that they sell there, then I dont see how they could justify it (or prove that it wasnt purchased there)

There are huge signs in showcase nottingham about it now, think peeps should boycott if they start with the ejecting crap tho, they are lucky people even bother now, espesh with how quick the films come out on dvd and more people getting big tv's.

i always take my own....£5 for a slush puppy!!

Depends on the cinema. UCI near me had a 'no hot food' policy to the point where they were borderline searching people for burgers and stuff (years ago now) but the Odean and Empire near me couldn't care less.

zerowing;5836546

never been kicked out of the cinema, even with a variety meal from kfc.. … never been kicked out of the cinema, even with a variety meal from kfc.. hidden in the missus bag



me n my ex got kicked out the cinema once, the fim was crap so we decided to "entertain" eachother:oops:

zerowing;5836546

never been kicked out of the cinema, even with a variety meal from kfc.. … never been kicked out of the cinema, even with a variety meal from kfc.. hidden in the missus bag



wow!!!! :thumbsup:

nope i always buy from cinema. its part of the experience

have nowt against anyone who chooses not to though

micoo;5836593

me n my ex got kicked out the cinema once, the fim was crap so we decided … me n my ex got kicked out the cinema once, the fim was crap so we decided to "entertain" eachother:oops:



lol, been there! didnt get caught tho

jambo1082;5836608

lol, been there! didnt get caught tho



we thought we were the only ones there LOL, we were wrong

Our Cineworld is sound about it, i asked the other day when i had a coke in my hand from Maccies and he said i could take it in no problem, just no hot food.

odriscoll;5836619

Our Cineworld is sound about it, i asked the other day when i had a coke … Our Cineworld is sound about it, i asked the other day when i had a coke in my hand from Maccies and he said i could take it in no problem, just no hot food.



i think cineworld are fine about it, odeon is the only place tht ive hd trouble with for outside food

student_mummy;5836531

lol neither have i, thats crazy!! :w00t:I always take my own stuff, we … lol neither have i, thats crazy!! :w00t:I always take my own stuff, we stock up on snacks at asdas before we go :lol:x



same here spend a couple of quid in asda or a tenner at the cinema hmmmmmmmmmm lol

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odriscoll;5836619

Our Cineworld is sound about it, i asked the other day when i had a coke … Our Cineworld is sound about it, i asked the other day when i had a coke in my hand from Maccies and he said i could take it in no problem, just no hot food.



Yeah, we were in Cineworld, so it sounds like other branches have different policies.

It was honestly really annoying me that security kept coming around to see if people brought in snacks, it was very distracting.

I once saw a guy with a picnic in the cinema. He had it in a carrier bag and kept dipping into it every 20-30 mins. Made loads of noise too! But he didn't get turfed out.

It doesn't bother me personally, but if you seriously can't go 2 hours without eating there must be a problem.

I took 3 cousins to the cinema to watch terminator salvation....

We took in nandos! in tesco bags!

Nobody said a word!
(yep. nandos.. not nachos)

Banned

RBH;5836633

same here spend a couple of quid in asda or a tenner at the cinema … same here spend a couple of quid in asda or a tenner at the cinema hmmmmmmmmmm lol



LOL :lol:

Its a very hard decision... :roll: :thinking:

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milesy29;5836672

I once saw a guy with a picnic in the cinema. He had it in a carrier bag … I once saw a guy with a picnic in the cinema. He had it in a carrier bag and kept dipping into it every 20-30 mins. Made loads of noise too! But he didn't get turfed out.It doesn't bother me personally, but if you seriously can't go 2 hours without eating there must be a problem.



But its just what you do at the cinema lol, god knows why, but its not the same without some munchies :thumbsup: x

The Cineworld in Hengrove Bristol has a sign that says no food not bought on the premises, however they arent draconian about it! no security etc.

most cinemas are generally good. but as has been said, no Hot food which is fair enough really

student_mummy;5836705

But its just what you do at the cinema lol, god knows why, but its not … But its just what you do at the cinema lol, god knows why, but its not the same without some munchies :thumbsup: x



haha - this is true. No problem with popcorn, just the 3 course dinner troops.

My younger Brother works in a large Empire cinema (previously Odeon) and has said they really couldn't care less, even with hot food. They just want you to buy the overpriced hotdogs and stale nachos with 'cheese?' (don't think cow juice has even touched that bright yellow goop).

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milesy29;5836757

haha - this is true. No problem with popcorn, just the 3 course dinner … haha - this is true. No problem with popcorn, just the 3 course dinner troops.



lol, yeh thats a bit odd tbh

Do these people starve all day before they go....:? x

Yea there allowed, when me and some friends go, you can't help to wonder why all our coats are buffed up with 2 litre bottles and giant packs of doritos ect

student_mummy;5836831

lol, yeh thats a bit odd tbh :pDo these people starve all day before they … lol, yeh thats a bit odd tbh :pDo these people starve all day before they go....:? x



lol i always take a litre of irn bru n a tub of pringles:thumbsup:

Was this not in the paper a while back lol... some guy and his kids got chucked out of the cinema for bringing in there own snacks...

The Vue cinema near me wouldn't care less if you brought your own stuff in... obvisouly if I had a KFC bucket and a bottle of Pepsi under my arm when I went to buy tickets I think then they would prob say something lol

thisislondon.co.uk/new….do

I knew I read it somewhere... was a postman that got thrown out of the cinema lol

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micoo;5836863

lol i always take a litre of irn bru n a tub of pringles:thumbsup:



haha, not diet irn bru? :w00t:

I take snack a jacks, gummy bears and diet irn bru

not been in ageeeeeeeees though :-( x

student_mummy;5836997

haha, not diet irn bru :w00t:I take snack a jacks, gummy bears and diet … haha, not diet irn bru :w00t:I take snack a jacks, gummy bears and diet irn bru not been in ageeeeeeeees though :-( x



na i dont like diet irn bru i just tastes watery :thumbsup: me neither ive not been in over a year, there isnt one near me anyway lol and i cba going too

Say Hello to my little friend, if you brought Maccy D's in here!!
http://firstfriday.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/foodpolice.jpg
Was security this tight?:lol:

5nowman;5836685

I took 3 cousins to the cinema to watch terminator salvation....We took … I took 3 cousins to the cinema to watch terminator salvation....We took in nandos! in tesco bags!Nobody said a word!(yep. nandos.. not nachos)



you smelly mongrels! bet you wiped your hands on the seats too :-D

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micoo;5837016

na i dont like diet irn bru i just tastes watery :thumbsup: me neither … na i dont like diet irn bru i just tastes watery :thumbsup: me neither ive not been in over a year, there isnt one near me anyway lol and i cba going too



lol, normal ones are like treacle, i cant drink any of the full fat ones they taste odd! :?

Ive been to the one in Dundee quite a few times, was supposed to be going to see my sisters keeper but i probably would have just cried right through it :cry: x

wow not ceo'in

Original Poster

Personally, I think cinemas should allow you to take it in, as long as you don't leave a mess behind...I don't think it's legal for them to kick you out for bringing in your own snacks, that's out of order. :x

ALWAYS take my own drinks n sweets or crisps etc in for the kids.
If we didn't use any codes/vouchers it would cost me and my OH over 50 quid to take all our kids to the cinema so there's no way i'm then gonna fork out another 20 quid for goodies i can buy elsewhere for under a fiver!
Total rip off!

Surely if you saw "security" coming in to check on what people were eating, you'd just put it back in your bag till they left?

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magough;5837429

ALWAYS take my own drinks n sweets or crisps etc in for the kids.If we … ALWAYS take my own drinks n sweets or crisps etc in for the kids.If we didn't use any codes/vouchers it would cost me and my OH over 50 quid to take all our kids to the cinema so there's no way i'm then gonna fork out another 20 quid for goodies i can buy elsewhere for under a fiver!Total rip off!Surely if you saw "security" coming in to check on what people were eating, you'd just put it back in your bag till they left?



Yeah but that would mean you'd have to keep looking over every 15 mins and that would distract you from the film. :roll:

zerowing;5836546

never been kicked out of the cinema, even with a variety meal from kfc.. … never been kicked out of the cinema, even with a variety meal from kfc.. hidden in the missus bag



haha, i've done this too, but i jsut carried it all in lmao!

The one i got to (Metro Centre, Gateshead) doesn't let you take HOT food in from elsewhere but anything else is fine.
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