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without reading the whole thread - I insert my anecdote-

I worked at a movie theater in high school (Mann Theaters, no idea if they still exist)
Shortly before i started working for theis chain, a man had gone to jail for trying to bring in his own popcorn (to another theater owned by the chain- University Blvd IIRC)
He insisted he had the right, the manager told him no, police were called, arrest was made, lawsuit was filed, theater chain lost.

As a result, anyone attending a movie at a Mann theater could bring in ANYTHING to eat or drink (barring alcohol*) - Big Macs, Corn dogs, ice cream (what a mess) - people used to get pizza delivered to midnight movies...

So, for some theaters, the *no outside food* may really be a strong suggestion, and not really a rule.

To FH (the OP) -
Usually the cost of the ticket covers the FILM ONLY. That money goes almost entirely to the Studio.
Concessions cover everything else - payroll, rent, utilities, etc...

peace & popcorn

*there is another story there, of course
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