Moviegoers Share Hilarious, Disgusting Theater Food Horror Stories
It’s a pretty universal rule of movie theaters: No outside food or drink. But c’mon. Let’s be honest with each other. We’ve all done it. Sometimes you don’t have time to eat dinner before a movie, or you’re not in the mood for a plastic tray of flimsy nachos and liquid cheese, or you don’t feel like paying $14 for a bag of Starburst. It happens to the best of us.
But there is sneaking food into a movie theater and then there is sneaking food into a movie theater. Nobody cares if you quietly chow a granola bar. But an entire meal of hot, smelly food? That can be quite pungent. And distracting.
Out of curiosity, I asked my followers on Twitter this question:
The responses I got amused me in some cases, and shocked me in others, to the point that I decided they must be recorded and preserved for posterity. Some of the respondents were innocent bystanders. A few were theater staffers who have endured unspeakable horrors. In others, the writers themselves were the guilty parties. Below I have collected the most horrifying, the most bizarre, and the most hilarious examples. But a word of warning: You may not want to read them on a full stomach...