The price of snacks in most movie theaters is exorbitant and it is not surprising that many people sneak in food. Although it violates the policies of theaters, people are rarely discovered and some employees will even overlook it. The best way to get around safety with snacks is to hide them in clothing or a purse. Always make sure that the snacks don't make a lot of noise and that they don't have a strong odor to avoid arousing suspicion. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Method 1 of 3: Putting Food in a Purse or Wallet
Step 1. Put small snacks in a bag
Use a purse, such as a backpack, shoulder bag, or purse to hide food and drink from the outside. For example, you can hide small snacks like candy, chocolate bars, potato chips, fruits, vegetables, popcorn, or bottled drinks inside your bag.
Step 2. Place the snacks in a sealed container
This way, your snacks won't spill into your bag while you're taking them to the movies. A sealed container will also mask the smell of popcorn or other snacks in the bag, making it less noticeable.
Step 3. Cover the food with other objects
Place a wallet, agenda, or other object on top of the food that you want to sneak into a movie theater. This way, if someone looks inside the bag, they will only see your personal belongings and not the food.
Step 4. Don't overfill the bag
Make sure to choose a bag that is large enough to hold all the snacks you want to introduce to the movie theater. You should not fill the bag to the point where the sandwiches are sticking out of the top. It is very likely that you will be surprised in this way. Make sure the snacks fit in the bag and are not visible.
Method 2 of 3: Hide Food in Your Clothes
Step 1. Hide one or two small snacks in the pockets
Wear large, baggy clothing so that you can hide small snacks in your pockets. For example, you can wear a pair of cargo pants, preferably one that has many pockets, and hide candy or chocolates in the pockets. Take a look in the mirror before leaving your house to make sure the food is not visible.
Step 2. Hide your food with a sweater or jacket
In some cases, the food you want to sneak in may be too large to fit in your sweater or trouser pockets. If this is the case, you can roll up your coat or jacket and hold it on your arm. Wrap the sandwich inside the garment. It will appear that you are simply wearing your jacket and no one will suspect that you are hiding food.
Alternatively, you can hide food in the front of your jacket. You may appear larger than normal, but most likely an employee won't ask you to lift your shirt unless it looks very suspicious
Step 3. Hide food in your sleeves
This technique works best with thin products, like chocolate bars. Keep your arms naturally at your sides and no one will look twice.
You can secure the food on your arm using a band or bungee cord. This way, the food won't fall off when you walk and move your arms
Step 4. Behave naturally
No one will look twice if you don't give them reason to be suspicious. Behave naturally and do not look at your bag or your pockets all the time.
If you get caught, apologize and admit you were bringing food. Most likely, they just confiscate the food and let you stay and watch the movie
Method 3 of 3: Choosing Products to Eat in a Movie Theater
Step 1. Choose products that are sold at the food stand
Most movie theaters sell candy and other snacks that can be purchased at any convenience or grocery store. These products can easily be introduced into a movie theater, as no one will suspect that they were not bought at the food stand. It is highly unlikely that you will be asked for a receipt.
Some large movie chains also sell food such as hot dogs, pizzas, and hamburgers. If this is the case, you can try to introduce larger products
Step 2. Select products that are not noisy
Some foods can make a lot of noise when you open and eat them. For example, most movie theaters don't sell canned soda. The sound of a soda can being opened is sure to attract attention.
- If you want to bring your own soda, pour it into a water bottle so you don't disturb those who see the movie by opening a can.
- Similarly, you can leave noisy wrappers at home by opening the candies ahead of time and transferring them to a disposable bag. This will be much quieter and will allow you to eat without attracting attention.
Step 3. Choose food that doesn't smell
When you want to sneak food into a movie theater, avoid products that have a strong odor. This can attract attention and can increase the likelihood that you will be discovered by the cinema staff. Limit yourself to odorless food, like a trail mix, candy, or bottled water.
Don't try to insert a hamburger or onion rings. Not only will it make the person next to you jealous, but the smell can get the staff's attention
Step 4. Choose snacks instead of dishes
As a general rule of thumb, you should never eat anything in a dark movie theater that requires silverware. Besides the fact that you probably create a lot of disorder, he is also inconsiderate of the people who try to see the movie. Cutlery makes a lot of noise and can be distracting from the movie. Leave leftovers at home and stick to small sandwiches and canapes.
Step 5. Do not eat the food that you try to introduce in front of the staff
Once you are inside the movie theater, be discreet. Keep food hidden and avoid eating these products in front of the employees in the room. This way, they will be less likely to discover you.
- If you have a baby, you can put products in the baby chair or diaper bag.
- Buy the ticket first. Then go out and put the sandwiches in the bag. When you get back to the movie theater show the tickets. Generally, employees will not double-check someone.
- Make sure to always clean up any mess you make when you finish the movie. Put any wrapping or packaging in the trash when you leave the room.
- You can ask a friend to meet you at the back door of the movie theater and hand you some snacks when you're done. This is a risky option and in most cases the rear doors are guarded by security personnel.
- If there is a sign that tells you not to bring food and drinks from outside, then you know that you are doing something that is not allowed in the movie theater, and as a result, you may be asked to leave.
- Most movie theaters make money selling snacks at the concession stand. This is because they must share the proceeds from the sale of tickets with the studios and distributors of the film. If you bring food into the movie theater, you are helping to put it out of business.