Over a hundred years ago, my beloved Uncle Mike smuggled a paper bag (grocery store size) of air popped popcorn into the theater. After sitting down, he realized he had forgotten to put butter on it. He promplty took the bag out to the concession stand and asked them to butter his popcorn. They did.
Somewhere along the way, I decided that it was dishonest to bring treats into the movies. There is that sign, after all: Please do not bring in outside food and drink. Our family usually--as in almost always--goes to the bargain theater. Because I know they make no money off the tickets, and because it is a family-owned, local business, I don't mind paying for their treats. Plus, they are reasonably priced, for a theater, of course.
In the past few weeks, I have seen a sudden desire to 1. forgo movies at the "new release" theaters forever and 2. if I have to go, disregard their plea for honesty. The first scenario includes a $2.50 unadvertised and additional fee for the required 3D movie glasses. When a humongous family saves up for a movie, they don't save up for unadvertised additional fees--fees one must pay when one has promised a brood of children they are going to a movie and for which they are in the lobby of the theater. The second scenario includes $5.64 for a large soda the size of which is smaller than the $1 two liter bottle of soda I can get at any grocery store.
Now, I'm not trying to justify my own temptation for dishonesty by saying "They were dishonest first by charging too much." But, really! They were dishonest first by charging too much!!!