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[So]The Brits are going too far this time[orbital]

Code4
08-10-2008, 04:46 PM
We need to help our friends across the pond and free them from this anti-popcorn tyranny.

'The End' for popcorn in British cinemas: report (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=0808100113 08.vwdet4yi&show_article=1&catnum=9)

The credits are rolling in Britain for the time-honoured cinematic tradition of munching popcorn at the movies -- a newspaper reported Sunday that increasing numbers of cinemas are banning it.
A combination of health-conscious cinemagoers rejecting sugar-coated popcorn and disgust at its distinctive smellwtf? is steadily spelling "The End" for the snack in some arthouse cinema chains, the Observer reported.

It quoted Daniel Broch, the owner of the renowned Everyman cinema in London's upmarket Hampstead district, who recently bought 17 more venues.

"I will de-popcorn every new venue I acquire," he said. "It has a disproportionate influence on the space in terms of its overwhelming smell, the cultural idea of it and the operational problems created by the mess it produces.

"I'm not saying no popcorn is better than popcorn," he added. "But I am saying there is no way in which it fits with the culturally sophisticated brand I wish to sell."

The Picturehouse Cinema, a chain of 19 cinemas across Britain, will experiment with popcorn-free screenings in September.

"Popcorn is a contentious issue. Lots of people absolutely hate it and have asked us to ban it, so we're going to do exactly that," the group's head of media, Gabriel Swartland, told the Observer.

"If it's a success, and I've no reason to suspect it won't be, we'll roll it out across all our cinemas and make it a permanent fixture," said Swartland.

But other cinemas which tried to go popcorn-free found customers demanded it.

"Audiences in three venues... began asking for popcorn, so we provided it," said Richard Napper, the marketing director of the Curzon chain.

Mudman
08-10-2008, 04:47 PM
Replace popcorn with corn on the cob.

Metropolis
08-10-2008, 04:49 PM
best movie snack is twizzlers anyhow

Excel
08-10-2008, 04:49 PM
bags of creamed corn from home.

Code4
08-10-2008, 04:50 PM
best movie snack is twizzlers anyhow
is this you?
http://www.setpower1000.com/pics/lolgaytwizzler.jpg

Phantred
08-10-2008, 04:54 PM
i hope that once we're done banning trans fats and simple carbs and all this other nonsense the human race is wiped out by a meteor or something else unrelated.

Just for the irony.

RezPunk
08-10-2008, 04:56 PM
its un-american to not like popcorn.

inkja
08-10-2008, 04:58 PM
Unlike americans most british people can go 2 hours without stuffing our faces. You fat greedy ****s.

GreyGhost
08-10-2008, 05:01 PM
thats caramel corn you ****in limeys



Cracker Jacks in the US




pop corn has "butter flavored topping" if anything on it

Witch
08-10-2008, 05:06 PM
Eating in movies is retarded anyways. All that noice :<

GreyGhost
08-10-2008, 05:09 PM
noice


is this like flavuor or colour?

Breyer
08-10-2008, 05:13 PM
sugar-coated?

Do they think cracker jacks or caramel corn are normal popcorn or something?

Baby Bew
08-10-2008, 05:15 PM
:popcorn:

Yetskii
08-10-2008, 05:19 PM
Good thing I do not live in Britain..

SaintDude
08-10-2008, 05:38 PM
The US has serious problems of its own. The UK on the other hand has strange made up **** like this. Between that and an abundance of overly political correctness they need a slap to wake up.

Banito
08-10-2008, 05:42 PM
****ing art house cinema's. ****ing ******s.

Im gonna sneak popcorn in, and eat really loudly. Whilst using a fan too waft its destinctive smell around.

DDS
08-10-2008, 05:43 PM
Won't happen.

They make TONS of money off the confectionies

i.e most of their revenue

bEbOp
08-10-2008, 05:45 PM
If you outlaw popcorn, only outlaws will have popcorn.

Pengo
08-10-2008, 06:50 PM
19 theaters in the entire country :rolleyes:

Sounds like the guy is trying to create some kind of unique image. Whatever

burtrennalds
08-10-2008, 06:51 PM
best movie snack is twizzlers anyhow

watermelons sour patch kids, retard