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Sony boss asks theater owners for healthier snacks
hostednews/ap ^ | 03/15/10 | AP

Posted on 03/16/2010 6:46:40 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

LAS VEGAS — The head of Sony Pictures suggested Monday that movie theaters offer healthier snacks to help fight obesity and give audiences a broader range of food choices.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthy; obese; sony; theater

1 posted on 03/16/2010 6:46:40 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3
Those folks in Hollywood know everything.
2 posted on 03/16/2010 6:47:45 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

can’t wait to throw my vegan tofu at the screen during the showing of his next piece of crap


3 posted on 03/16/2010 6:51:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TornadoAlley3

They could just make the prices high on the food they already offer, so you won’t buy and eat so much of it. Oh, wait... they already do that.


4 posted on 03/16/2010 6:53:28 AM PDT by married21
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To: TornadoAlley3

Actually I would welcome this idea. At least we would get a larger variety of refreshments to choose from. Popcorn, candy, nachos and hotdogs gets old.


5 posted on 03/16/2010 6:53:33 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: 6ppc

6 posted on 03/16/2010 6:55:09 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Let me see if I understand this correctly.

People in theaters are slobs, they spill food willy-nilly and the food sits there until some minimum wage teenager gets around to pushing a broom down the aisle.

Coke gets sticky, dries and eventually turns to a powder. Popcorn dries out, as do the rest of the concessions. Spilled chocolate snacks do not stink and rot.

Now, let’s make things ‘healthier’. Let’s have rotten apple cores, bananna peels and milk sitting in the aisles. Let’s invite hordes of cockroaches and pests by serving fruit and vegetables.

Who needs to bother actualy thinking a thought through; when the emotional return on a knee-jerk statement feels so good?


7 posted on 03/16/2010 6:58:13 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Great, $5 apples to replace $5 candy bars...


8 posted on 03/16/2010 6:59:00 AM PDT by apillar
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To: 6ppc
Actually I would welcome this idea. At least we would get a larger variety of refreshments to choose from. Popcorn, candy, nachos and hotdogs gets old.

I may go to the movies once a year. Getting greasy buttery popcorn and a box of candy is an essential part of the experience, thank you very much.

9 posted on 03/16/2010 7:00:28 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama's Waterloo: a "hockey mom" with a laptop and a Facebook account)
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To: apillar

Ding!Ding! We have a winner!


10 posted on 03/16/2010 7:00:31 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Hodar
Yeah, all of the roaches and rodents are getting tired of the same old crap! lol
11 posted on 03/16/2010 7:01:18 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: TornadoAlley3
I HATE my Sony DVD player - a replacement for a Panasonic that died...

I used to like Sony products, but this is just one more reason for me to never buy another Sony product again.

12 posted on 03/16/2010 7:01:56 AM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

And to further advance politically correct agendas, he could also persuade the theaters to use seats and movie screens made out of 100% recycled materials and dim the lights sooner to save energy.


13 posted on 03/16/2010 7:04:08 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: TornadoAlley3

Hmmm... seeing a movie is the only time I permit myself the luxury of eating bad ... I loves me some popcorns (sans that anti-foaming agent they call “butter”) and Coca-Cola.


14 posted on 03/16/2010 7:04:19 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Sony boss asks theater owners for healthier snacks

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Who is he kidding? He’s worried about serving healthy snacks? What about the unhealthy (immoral and disgusting) movies they are serving up?

I suggest Hollywood clean up their own act first. Then they can get around to saving their customers from junk food.


15 posted on 03/16/2010 7:07:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: TornadoAlley3
Hedley Lamarr's choice:
16 posted on 03/16/2010 7:10:17 AM PDT by sticker
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To: TornadoAlley3

Better yet, follow my advice and boycott movies altogether. NOT ONE DIME!


17 posted on 03/16/2010 7:11:21 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: apillar
Great, $5 apples to replace $5 candy bars...

Exactly. Which is why my "big purse" goes to the movies. We smuggle in ziplock bags of 94% fat-free popcorn, apples, carrots and celery, sugar-snap peas, etc.

Call me nuts, but I've had cancer and I've had enough poison put into my body, thank you. I ain't paying five bucks for more.

OK, we share a half-gallon cup of diet coke :-) Gotta draw the line somewhere, LOL!

18 posted on 03/16/2010 7:14:03 AM PDT by T Minus Four ("You do not have soul, you ARE a soul. You have a body." C.S. Lewis)
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To: TornadoAlley3

As long as Lynton subsidizes the cost of what audiences won’t eat.


19 posted on 03/16/2010 7:19:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Hodar

The theater I go to already serves Burger King, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Can’t see that the other stuff you mention would be any worse. I just doubt that much of anyone going to the movies really wants a tub of raw veggies to snack on while they watch the show.


20 posted on 03/16/2010 7:27:23 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Those folks in Hollywood know everything.

I assume you forgot the sarcasm tag. That aside, this guy's opinion should be totally irrelevant to any self-respecting, Hollywood-hating Freeper because as conservatives, we should not be using our hard earned money to support the leftist commie propagandists who write, produce, direct, act in, and distribute the trash that comes out of Hollywood.

21 posted on 03/16/2010 7:29:35 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Hodar

You need to find a new theater to go to. Our local multiplex is not only clean, it has ushers that keep tabs on things and will eject unruly patrons. Now if they just had better movies I woul go more often


22 posted on 03/16/2010 7:30:24 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: TornadoAlley3

Sno-caps! GIMME!!


23 posted on 03/16/2010 7:32:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Hey Sony, why don’t you and the other movie makers make ‘shorter’ movies. All the ‘health food’ in the world ain’t going to make a lick of difference when we’re spending 3+ hours on our collective arses at a theatre.


24 posted on 03/16/2010 7:35:21 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: kevkrom

The popcorn’s never been the same since they stopped using coconut oil. *Sigh*


25 posted on 03/16/2010 7:36:38 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. -- James Madison)
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To: T Minus Four
Exactly. Which is why my "big purse" goes to the movies. We smuggle in ziplock bags of 94% fat-free popcorn, apples, carrots and celery, sugar-snap peas, etc.

The local theaters have all allowed me to carry in a full-sized paper grocery bag of popcorn I've popped myself with extra virgin olive oil in my West Bend Stir-Crazy, with only a light dash of salt.

Two cardiac stents are enough. I don't care how tasty movie house popcorn is, it's not worth another stent.

Fruit would also be welcome. I'll have to try bringing in some of that as well. Worst case, they make me throw away an apple? I can live with that.

26 posted on 03/16/2010 7:38:02 AM PDT by Monitor (Gun control isn't about guns, it's about control.)
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To: sticker

My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention.


27 posted on 03/16/2010 7:41:37 AM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: TornadoAlley3

28 posted on 03/16/2010 7:42:18 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: TornadoAlley3
I don't think most folks who are going to the movies much care if their food choices are healthy, or not. I guess it would be OK to have a couple of better choices, though. When I was growing up, there was always an ice chest full of hugh plain old dill pickles on sticks! That was in MS, though. I can't even FIND pickles like that up here in MA; all they seem to have is Kosher pickles, not plain.

Hubby and I are going to the local beer and burger theater tomorrow night to see The Blind Side. This place gets the movies after they've been out a couple of months, and you can order up a beer, soda, burger, pizza, fries, or onion rings to eat while you're enjoying the movie. They have little tables between the chairs, for your convenience. It's about the ONLY place we ever go out for a movie these days, with the exception of the IMAX theater for certain films.

29 posted on 03/16/2010 7:42:51 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: kevkrom
I may go to the movies once a year. Getting greasy buttery popcorn and a box of candy is an essential part of the experience, thank you very much.

Exactly!

Since the advent of DVDs and large TVs it just doesn't make any sense to go to movies (a movie comes out on DVD about six weeks after it's in the theaters and you can buy the DVD for the same price as two tickets). Plus, there just aren't that many good movies coming out.

But about once a year there is a movie my wife and I really want to see and we want to see it in a theater. It just wouldn't be the same without a bucket of greasy popcorn.

30 posted on 03/16/2010 7:44:10 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: TornadoAlley3

silly me...and I thought the customer was ALWAYS right...


31 posted on 03/16/2010 7:45:01 AM PDT by mo
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To: TornadoAlley3

Cool! Bananas for $4.95 each, Grapes $10 bunch, Apples and Oranges for $5 each!


32 posted on 03/16/2010 7:45:13 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: 6ppc

PNC Park in Pittsburgh has an All You Can Eat section, where the price of admission gets you unlimited hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, ice cream and soda-pop.

Some Health Nazi raised a stink about that last year, so they added green salads to the menu.

I think I can count on my fingers and toes the number of salads eaten in that section over an 81-date home schedule.


33 posted on 03/16/2010 7:49:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TornadoAlley3

I have an idea, why doesn’t Sony offer a rebate on a movie ticket if the purchaser buys a healthy snack at the concession stand....


34 posted on 03/16/2010 7:49:59 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Funny, SONY a producer of films wants the theatres that show films to change their business model so SONY can pretend to be concerned about adolescent obesity. The funny thing is, theatres make no money on the tickets sold but exclusively on the concession. If we are to believe SONY’s interest, should we not expect them to reduce their take on tickets to offset the theatres “good works” as defined by SONY? Fat chance.


35 posted on 03/16/2010 7:56:26 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Waverunner

Must not reply with taggart’s answer, the sad thing is we both know these lines


36 posted on 03/16/2010 8:23:46 AM PDT by sticker
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To: TornadoAlley3

Seems to me the scrupulously PC Sony boss should try making some decent MOVIES before he lectures the rest of us on eating habits.


37 posted on 03/16/2010 8:31:58 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: sticker
Ahh, the good ol' days of candy cigarettes! We "smoked"...then ate...the brands our parents used. Never made me a real smoker, just cool to sit in the Saturday matinee and "puff" away! [Also had to have a bag of popcorn with black licorice bites mixed in!]


38 posted on 03/16/2010 8:38:22 AM PDT by twister881
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To: TornadoAlley3

I sneak my own healthy snacks in my pocket or purse.
I do wish they would offer microwave popcorn though.


39 posted on 03/16/2010 8:42:33 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: sticker

ditto


40 posted on 03/16/2010 8:43:02 AM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

lucky you! Our local theatre reeks of pee.
We drive 20 miles to the next theatre cause it is clean with great seats.


41 posted on 03/16/2010 8:44:11 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: twister881

I have to admit that I saw that movie as an adult.


42 posted on 03/16/2010 8:48:01 AM PDT by sticker
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To: 6ppc
Popcorn, candy, nachos and hotdogs gets old.

it has to be popcorn with Hot Tamales candy tossed in... and a big a$$ Coke...

43 posted on 03/16/2010 8:51:27 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: sticker

You are so provincial


44 posted on 03/16/2010 9:07:36 AM PDT by sticker
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To: -YYZ-
The theater I go to already serves Burger King, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

Ewwww, do you have fabric seats? Sitting on spilled Coke is miserable; sitting on cheese, oils from taco's or pizza would be unpleasant in the extreme. How could you ever hope to get the grease out of the fabric?

45 posted on 03/16/2010 9:11:55 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Screw that, Michael. If the industry is going to continue putting out the manure bombs it has been, never mind the stuff the theaters are serving now, they need to start selling items “As Seen On thisiswhyyou’refat.com”. And open a full bar.


46 posted on 03/16/2010 9:20:07 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: sticker

That’s Hedy...oh, wait...


47 posted on 03/16/2010 9:21:05 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: All

heh...Yeah, they figure they better listen to Michelle O lest they end up like Toyota! lol


48 posted on 03/16/2010 9:30:50 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: Waverunner

You are so provincial


49 posted on 03/16/2010 10:08:39 AM PDT by sticker
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