Film and TV

Top 5 Foods to Sneak into the Movies

There's nothing like the combined pleasure of gazing at Channing Tatum's face on the big screen, filling your belly with treats and silently protesting a $10 ticket price. Such are the joys of sneaking food into the movie theater. Just remember that if you undertake this mission, don't pack anything that will overpower the stench of theater chilidogs, or anything that needs utensils.

5. Candy Bars and Popcorn

Yes, they already have these things at the concession stand, but they're expensive. By bringing your own, you have a greater selection of items, like truffles and generic-brand gummy worms. Try mixing candy from last Halloween throughout your popcorn.

4. Burrito

While the truly hardcore strap pizzas to their chests, some of us who want to have dinner with our show also want to be more discrete. The downside is that burritos are a bit messy, but the noiseless foil around a burrito trumps any deafening paper burger wrapper.

3. Donut Holes

Like most of the other items on this list, donut holes can be consumed piece by piece over time. That way, you won't have eaten your entire snack before the previews are over (at least in theory). Donut holes are also really tasty. Seriously, why does this city have no late-night donut shops?

2. Japanese Rice Snacks

Also known as kari kari, these crunchy, savory rice crackers come wrapped in seaweed and flavored with soy sauce and sesame seeds. Shaped like circles, diamonds and leaves, they're similar to Gardettos, but more exotic.

1. 50-Piece Chicken McNugget Meal

Most McDonald's only have this available on Super Bowl Sunday, but a few participating locations have the 50-piece McNugget option every weekend. It comes in either a bucket (difficult for sneaking) or five boxes of ten nuggets (easier for sneaking). There is the problem of opening dunking sauce in the dark, but at $8.99 it's a ludicrously cheap way of glutting yourself and feeling awesome.

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