How to Bring Food Into a Movie Theater

Going to the movies nowadays is a great experience. Unfortunately, money can sometimes be tight. Why bother spending $15+ on food when you can sneak it in for free?


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    Go to Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, etc. and buy the candy or food you want to sneak in. Try to buy candy that comes in a box, because candy in bags or wrappers are loud and noticeable. For actual food items (Subway, Burger King, etc.), put the food in a Ziploc bag, then tape the bag to your stomach. Put on a loose-fitting sweatshirt, and no one will notice!
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    If you have a friend who has a purse, put it in there. No one is going to search through it unless it is fairly obvious that you're sneaking food in.
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    For smaller food items such as candy bars, put them in your shoe (wear loose fitting slip-ons or something similar). On top of your foot, but still in the shoe. No one will notice.
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    Cargo pants with many pockets can be a haven of hidden food. Utilize every pocket available!
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    If you're trying to bring in candy bars or other slim, rectangular shaped items, tape them to the underside of your arm. This only works if you wear a loose sweatshirt.
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    Put drinks in a tightly sealed water bottle. That way, you won't have to open a can of soda (loudly) inside the theater.
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    If the theater is in a mall area, have a shopping bag from a nearby store and put food in it. No one will question it.
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    If you have a backpack, you can sneak food inside it.


  • Avoid tight clothing as it will reveal your food.
  • Avoid hot foods, as their odor will be noticed by the employees.
  • Hide things deep in pockets of your purse. It is less likely that they will go through every pocket unless it is bulky and sticking out.
  • Never underestimate the power of a loose-fitting sweatshirt.
  • If the employees try to search through your purse or bag, tell them that you're not comfortable with them going through your things.
  • Don't get nervous when you're entering the theater; people do it all the time.


  • If you get caught, they will make you throw out the food you're bringing in.
  • Try not to disturb others by opening loud, crinkly wrappers whilst in the theater.

Things You'll Need

  • Loose-fitting sweatshirt
  • Candy from Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
  • A bag or purse
  • Ziploc bags

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Categories: Cinemas