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SarasotaRepub
03-17-2010, 06:06 AM
For the love of God!!!!!!!!!!!! (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article7064680.ece) :eek:



For many, a night out at the movies would not be complete without the sound of popcorn and chocolate wrappers from the stalls. One of the most powerful studio bosses in Hollywood, however, would like to see cinemas selling healthier snacks.

Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive of Sony Pictures, says that audiences would be better off nibbling on granola bars, fruit salad, yogurt and vegetable crudités with dips. “I can almost imagine the Romans eating popcorn and drinking Coke at the Colosseum 2,000 years ago,” he told a convention of cinema owners in Las Vegas. “But by bringing healthier snacks into your concession stands you would be helping our country meet an urgent public health need.”

The average cinema bucket of buttered popcorn has 76 grams (2.6oz) of fat — the equivalent of six McDonald’s cheeseburgers — and 1,100 calories.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! ! :D

noonwitch
03-17-2010, 08:07 AM
The Main Art Theater in Royal Oak, MI, has been offering healthy alternatives in their theater for years. It's the artsy theater, where all the independent movies are shown. Plus, Royal Oak is a trendy, hip community.


All the theaters that have kids in attendance only sell the crap the kids want to eat. Adults don't buy as much food as the brats do.

I don't go to movies often, but I usually just buy a bottle of water.

NJCardFan
03-17-2010, 10:43 AM
Um, popcorn is a very healthy snack food. It's the fake butter and salt that is bad. If they offered lightly salted popcorn, that would be very good.

Articulate_Ape
03-17-2010, 11:09 AM
What's next, no hotdogs at ballgames?

marv
03-17-2010, 11:13 AM
The Main Art Theater in Royal Oak, MI, has been offering healthy alternatives in their theater for years. It's the artsy theater, where all the independent movies are shown. Plus, Royal Oak is a trendy, hip community.
Are there any statistics that show that they are healthier for selling only alternative food?

BTW, what makes theater popcorn so much better than pop-at-home stuff is the coconut oil.

Also...

http://aquickbite.blogs.theledger.com/10015/is-popcorn-health-food/

http://www.wholegraingrub.com/2009/08/popcorn-health-food.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1207480/Why-eating-popcorn-good-health.html

...extra butter and salt, please...http://users.mo-net.com/mcruzan/avatars/yum.gif