People are just now finding out that you can take your own food to the movies

Twitter users were shocked to discover there is – and never has been – a rule preventing you from bringing snacks like candy and popcorn to the cinema

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Cinema snacks are notoriously expensive.

For years, movie-goers have smuggled inexpensive goodies from the local supermarket just to avoid spending an arm and a leg on popcorn, candy and giant kegs of fizzy drinks to enjoy while watching the movie.

With the goods successfully secured and hidden in the deepest recesses of your bag or pockets, all you have to do is keep a poker face long enough to get past the ticket inspector.

But it turns out we’re stressed for no reason.

While admission is at the discretion of the staff, it has emerged that there are no rules against bringing snacks and soft drinks into the cinema.

No need to smuggle in food


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The revelation came after a moviegoer tweeted Cineworld, Vue and Odeon asking, “Can I bring my own food and drink onto the screen?”

To the shock of many, all three brands answered yes.

Cineworld replied, “Hey Bünyamin, as long as it’s not hot or strong-smelling food, you’re perfectly fine with it.”

Vue had a similar response, writing: “You sure are! You are welcome to bring your own cold food and soft drinks to any of our venues. I hope it helps.”

Odeon added: “Hello! No problem at all, we just ask that they are not hot, too smelly or alcoholic.”

In short, bags of candy, popcorn, and soft drinks are fine. But don’t expect to bring a Big Mac and get away with it.

Twitter users were shocked by the revelation and were quick to share their outrage.

One person wrote, “I saved this thread to show to any cinema staff who ask me if I should bring my own snacks.”

Another added: “Are you serious!?”

This isn’t the only revelation that’s stunned people lately.

If you’re a fan of Ritz Crackers, you might be interested to know that they have a secret function.

The delicately serrated rim of the delicious savory snack that most of us assume is for aesthetics actually has a purpose – it can slice cheese.

A TikToker demonstrated how to take full advantage of the ridges in a now viral video, see here.

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