Fair warning to all ye cinephiles trying to save some money on snacks while savoring some sweet revenge on the Nazis: If you’re stocking up at Trader Joe’s before the movie, the UA theater on Court Street is on to you. We’re not sure when it started, but at least as of last weekend, filmgoers have been flooding back to TJ’s to return popcorn and the like after ticket takers asked them to open their bags for a snack check. (And theaters wonder why people are staying at home downloading movies instead.)
This Brokelyn correspondent, after scrimping and saving his rubles to cover the $11.50 ticket price, had his bag and his friends’ bags probed at a late screening the other night. How did that kettle corn get in there? We hear that the theater, where you can easily double your ticket price at the concession stand, has also been hassling people who have doggie bags from restaurants. The obvious solution: smaller snacks!