AMC Theaters new concession size: Insanely Large

19 Apr

As I walked up to the concession stand at my local AMC Theater while attending a screening of “21 Jump Street” last weekend, I didn’t have the intention of getting very much food.  Usually the #1 combo for myself & wife is more than sufficient.  First thing I noticed was a price increase- $13.25.  Now I don’t attend many theater screenings, but I have bought this combo enough to note the price used to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $12 bucks.  I shrugged it off as I waited in line…just like anything else I rationalized, prices always go up.  So I placed my order, paid, and waited for the food.  The concessions gal proceeds to first hand me a giant overflowing bucket of popcorn.  I look at it, then look up at the menu board thinking I screwed up the order.  “That’s not a bag of popcorn.  Did I super size the popcorn?”  Next she hands me a 54oz cup of Diet Coke, a size so big I’ve only seen at my local gas station.  “Did I super size the pop too?”  I waddle over to the butter/napkins/salt area and set everything down.  I’m trying to figure out how can I apply butter to the mammoth popcorn bucket.  Underneath the machine it goes and I press the button…stopping soon after.  “This isn’t gonna work.  Where is the salt?  I just want to go sit back down.”  Next thing to figure out is what do I tell my wife about what I just purchased.  She’ll think i’m crazy for buying so much.  Laughing, I shrug my shoulders again and figure this just must be the new sizing structure at AMC Theaters.  They just haven’t updated the signage yet.  It should now read: “#1 Combo – Insanely Large Popcorn + Insanely Large Drink”.  FYI- we only got through about 1/2 the drink and 1/3 of the popcorn.

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5 Responses to “AMC Theaters new concession size: Insanely Large”

  1. Diane June 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I always leave with extra popcorn…can’t remember the last time I finished it

    • Jeff June 4, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      I’m not kidding, the soda was huge! I’ve had popcorn buckets before…but I think I was sharing with 4-5 people. Maybe Michael Bloomberg needs to extend his soda size ban to movie theatre concessions LOL

      • Vincent March 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

        He did that to movie theatres.

    • Charles Martin August 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

      me too, i get it on the way out, and feed it to the birds!!! I was shocked tonight by the 55 gal drum of soda!!!

  2. tom richards November 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    did you follow up on this at all? i noticed recently that regal and amc started supersizing drinks again from “insane” to “heart attack”. is it a legitimate economic move for them, or is this a way to drive more food addiction business? make a good story 🙂 supersize me IV. thanks tom richards

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