December 23, 2004

'fess up

Everyone has snuck candy and drinks into a movie theater, but I wonder how many of you can top my family.

Mookie once snuck a rootbeer float into the theater in her backpack. In order not to spill, she had to pretend she was an honors graduate of Miss Simmons' Charm School and put on her best posture ever. It was noticable enough that friends remarked on it.

Oldest daughter and wife once managed Chinese take-out. I am humbled.

So what's the craziest thing you've ever snuck into a movie theater?

Me? If there's a balcony, I'll bring a can of Campbell's Chunky Soup. Otherwise, I stick to the popcorn with psuedo-butter-colored liquid squirts and the 55 gallon drum o' soda.

Posted by Ted at December 23, 2004 05:23 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Beer, and lots of it. When I saw Poltergeist with a group of friends we snuck in enough beer for us to have two or three beers throughout the movie.

Posted by: Victor at December 23, 2004 07:57 AM

A large Italian sub, in the sleeve of my winter coat. And beer. Four per sleeve, per person.

And once a small bag of moths that I released into the projector beam. They look huge on the screen and there's no getting rid of them.

Posted by: Paul at December 23, 2004 10:29 AM

I am picturing you dutifully collecting moths the night before. You are an evil bastard, Paul.

I have made fireworks on the screen by throwing handfuls of popcorn into the beam.

I've actually never snuck anything of note into a theater. I'm there for the popcorn, usually. But I did have Taco Bell in one. For a brief time, the Centennial Lakes theater in Edina, MN sold Taco Bell at their concession stand. It was very weird watching a movie while eating soft-shell tacos.

Posted by: Keith at December 23, 2004 11:08 AM

Not me, I'm too much a Girl Scout. But I read a very funny account by Kevin Murphy (from Mystery Science Theater 3000 - he was Tom Servo, among others) about how he had his family snuck in an entire Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted by: nic at December 23, 2004 12:19 PM

Damn, I can't top Kevin Murphy (All Hail MST3K!! *sigh* Oh how I miss that show...) but my Dad once snuck in a 6-pack and an entire bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken--complete with tubs of mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and biscuits!

Of course if you aren't counting food, he used to have a penchant for sneaking ME in to movies that were wholly inappropriate for kids my age--like the first Alien movie, for instance!


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at December 23, 2004 03:17 PM

A tape recorder. Star Wars, 1977.

Gawd, I'm a geek...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 24, 2004 12:46 AM

This has some potential. The new Harkins 16 has opened up in Bricktown, east of downtown, just south of the fountain.

Just east of the fountain are a Sonic, a barbecue joint, and a Vietnamese noodle house.


Posted by: CGHill at December 24, 2004 06:47 PM

Back in college, I snuck a six-pack of Shiner Bock long necks into Star Trek IV (the whale movie). Consumed it during the movie, too. We didn't get busted, even though we were a bit obnoxious and a few empties rolled down under the seats to the front of the theater. I was even skinnier back then, and didn't have much space in my clothes (I used both pant legs and tucked others into my waist band with a sweatshirt covering them).

Posted by: JohnL at December 25, 2004 10:18 PM

The most interesting debris we have found cleaning up the theater was an empty large Pizza Hut pizza box, although I did once find chicken bones near the screen....

Posted by: Susie at December 29, 2004 09:36 AM
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