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An order form for the movie theatre concession stand that
can be filled out while waiting in line to purchase your
tickets. As you buy your tickets, you hand the cashier your
order form and pay for what you ordered as well. The cashier
submits the form to the concession stand (through a
scan of the form perhaps). The workers at the
stand gather your snacks together and have them waiting for
you at the entrance to your particular theatre. They scan
your ticket to find which order is yours, hand your snacks to
you, and you're ready to sit and watch your movie.
For those of us that don't want to pay the 1000% markup on popcorn
I'll be sitting here then, thanks [CoolerKing, Aug 06 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||Indeed, feeding troughs running the length of each row
might be a good idea in its own right.
||There's a small chain here called 'Mugs and Movies' that have real tables with comfortable chairs, and waitrons that you can order real <well, for values of 'real' extending to 'burgers and onion rings or fries'> food from and have it brough to you while you watch the movie.
||Reasonable prices, too, not marked up to 500$ for a soda...
||StarChaser: We had an independent theatre here that did
the same thing. Unfortunately it went out of business, but
I think that had more to do with the fact that it showed
somewhat artier flicks.