Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

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Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby gringolandia » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:19 pm

I recently heard that there was some lawsuit that led Indecopi to make a new law that allows you to bring your own popcorn and soda into movie theaters.

I guess the thought was that movie theaters are price gouging on the items they sell. Which of course is true, but it is also where movie theaters get a major chunk of their revenue (I've heard the figure 40% mentioned). Most of the money paid for tickets doesn't go to the theater, but instead goes to the film distributors.

So first off I'm a bit concerned that movie ticket prices are going to go up significantly as a result of this.

But more concerning to me is the message this sends that a private business cannot determine their own prices and rules at their private property. This seems like a really bad socialist precedent to me.

I'm hearing this all second hand, so does anyone have any clarification on what is going on here and what this potentially means for other businesses?


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Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby Alpineprince » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:12 pm

It only applies to two chains. I believe they are cinemark and cineplanet.
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Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby Alan » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:05 pm

In fact, the case was not brought to Indecopi because of pricing, though this is the point that has gained traction with the public. Rather, the idea is that according to Indecopi, the food and beverage side is not the cinema´s key product, so therefore they should not be able to prohibit people from bringing in competing products. Still, it's a pretty anti-business, populist message.

There is a now a 30 day moratorium in place before the norm takes hold. The chains have asked Indecopi to define what "similar products" really means. For example, they sell hotdogs.. is a burger a "similar product"? If they sell nacho chips... hmm, how about pizza or fajitas? If the rule holds, I bet they will decide upon packaged candy, bottled non-alcoholic drinks, and popcorn like products, and we will see things like hot-dogs and nachos disappear from the menu altogether.
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Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby bigdaddy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:35 pm

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Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby woodchuck » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:10 pm

I cry "DISCRIMINATION!"
Maybe I will become Scotish & carry stuff in under my kilt.
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Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby atpe » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:34 am

hmm ... I did not know about it
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Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby woodchuck » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:32 pm

Ava,

Don't feel bad, I would assume many others have not heard of this situation.
I would never purchase movie popcorn as the "butter" is artificial with lots of chemicals.
See you at the movies!
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Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby asgp » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:42 pm

Jun 2018, prices are still the same, people still buy candy there...

It is nice to see this worked out the right way. :roll:
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Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

Postby Malvina » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:01 am

Yes,I like eat and watch films )its very cool

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