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Interactive Theater Snack Cue Points

Bad guy character: "In battle I will crunch your bones like a person watching a movie eating crunchy delicious popcorn!". (everybody eats a handful of popcorn)
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Inspired by the Rocky Horror Picture show where people throw things or yell stuff on cue. This variation has people eating their noisy snack bar food at appropriate moments designated by the movie characters.

Rebellious revolutionary: "The rulers of this kingdom have sucked the very life out of us through taxation, like a nave slurping icy cold, refreshing Coca Cola." (audience all takes a slurp of their Cokes.) At the end of the movie, when the cup is empty the evil sheriff rattles a box containing a peasant's last few gold pieces and says "What's this? Ice in a cup or your last remaining gold you were going to feed your family with?" (audience rattles the ice in their empty cup)

"Giagantor is taking a bite out of the Empire State Building like a Snickers bar!" etc.

Of course this would help avoid the annoying loud wrappers being opened distracting from the movie.

Sexy space gal: "Oh no! Get your laser gun! That space creature is about to rip our spaceship open like a bag of Junior Mints!".

doctorremulac3, May 02 2019

Interactive screen https://interactive...n-waters-polyester/
I have the Polyester “Odorama” card [xenzag, May 03 2019]

Starting my research into eating scenes. https://www.youtube...watch?v=5_4_zunoc_E
Ice cream? I guess you could have the Snack-Along trays frozen, you'd need the ice cream scene to be early on so it doesn't melt. [doctorremulac3, May 03 2019]

Somebody made a Tantino and food video essay. https://www.youtube...watch?v=SZGqD0HKwjI
Oh to have that kind of free time. [doctorremulac3, May 03 2019]

And ANOTHER Tarintino food essay. https://www.youtube...watch?v=I3HoxM7mECc
Uhhh OK. [doctorremulac3, May 03 2019]


       You know, [doc], you could really boost the UK film industry.   

       (You _are_ US-based, aren't you?)
MaxwellBuchanan, May 02 2019

       Yea, I think I’ve mentioned that you can see my (real) name in a few major motion picture credits. At the end where the soundtrack artists are listed, so that makes me a big time Hollywood mogul. To this day I make hundreds of dollars in royalties and occasionally take my family out to dinner or fill up my car’s gas tank when the big checks roll in.   

       At one time the checks were in the thousands but that was a while ago.   

       "Doctorremulac3's reminiscing about the old days make my tears fall like so many fruit flavored gumdrops!"   

       Supposedly the concession stand is a major part of a theater's income. I know when I pay $22 for 2 tickets to a movie I pay at least that much at the concession stand.   

       People sitting around eating junk food on command. Tell me that won't give some money loving theater chain owner chills up his spine just imagining it. "Like a bite from a frosty Eskimo Bar."   

       OK, you get the idea. Joke's getting stale.
doctorremulac3, May 02 2019

       //major motion picture credits// Now _that_ is cool. I think music is more your niche.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 02 2019

       It was, for music used in the movie. Music's the only thing I've ever been really good at. That and being a husband and dad.   

       But I mean the only thing I've ever been really good at that I got paid for.
doctorremulac3, May 02 2019

       99% of people just aren't good at anything. 1% are good at one thing. The remainder are good at several things.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 02 2019

       I've done other stuff pretty good, like starting and running a couple of successful businesses, but nothing that people would want my autograph for.
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       Nice one doc. Reminds me of John Waters’ scratch and sniff film Polyester. (my scratch and sniff card still works!)
xenzag, May 03 2019

       Thank you xen. I was thinking you could have a variation of that where you had a little tray of snacks instead of scratch and sniff patches. You just sequentially eat the next little peel off container of whatever they’re eating on screen.   

       Wonder if you could sell thesecsnack trays for movies already made. Maybe I’ll start noting bwhat characters in a movie are eating. In The Godfather for instance I think there was a lot of snacking. A character at the bar eats a peanut from the dish, you open the peanut section and join in.
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       A better option would be a drink-along, where you match the characters drink for drink.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 03 2019

       That might be interesting. A variation of movie drinking games where you take a drink every time a character says a particular line.   

       The snack tray could have a clapper board theme. Those things you write in and snap to mark the beginning of a scene for future editing.   

       And it wouldn’t have to be the exact food the character is eating in screen. You could eat a few gummy bears shaped like fish in the scene where Tom Hanks ate acraw fish in Castaway.
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       Or a zombie film where you snack on the person beside you.
xenzag, May 03 2019

       Good idea, but it has to be cleverly seeded in wild first, like some warped Rube Goldberg experiment to try to get it to happen and thus avoid rubbish advertising.
wjt, May 03 2019

       Snack-Along tm.   

       Hmm. Wonder if people would buy these. It’s patentable. At least for the next 12 months.
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       The sex snack trays you've proposed sound like they'd sell well at the movies.
notexactly, May 03 2019

       That was me typing on an iPhone unable to sleep after waking up at 2 in the morning. I can barely read what I'm typing. I'm not going to admit I'm awake by putting on my glasses. That's admitting defeat.   

       It's nothing new. It's what I do every night. I can't get back to sleep until I've solved all my problems, my families problems and the world's problems. In lieu of that I decided that a sampler box of movie theater candy could be shaped like a clapper board. Spelling in these situations will be schetchy. I'll solve the rest of the world's problems tomorrow night maybe.
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       "Keep calm, and snack along!"   

       Tag line for a Snack-Along adventure or horror movie.   

       Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would be a natural. Eh, too easy. Plus you'd get sick of eating chocolate for an hour and a half.   

       Going through the video link, you could have beef jerkey for the meat eating scenes I guess.
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       Silence of the Lambs is going to be interesting.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 03 2019

       Beef jerky.   

       Of course, like I said it doesn't have to be the actual food. You can have people shaped gummy bears to represent cannibalism.
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       And remember, Jelly Belly jelly beans come in lots of weird flavors. I’m sure they could come up with something.
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       Human Beans, presumably.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 03 2019

doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       Sp.: "D'oh!"
MaxwellBuchanan, May 03 2019

       Incidentally, I think "D'oh" would make a great HB tagline.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 03 2019

       // whatever they’re eating on screen // // A variation of movie drinking games // I had that exact idea during a movie drinking game about 20 years ago. I didn't think of selling it at concessions though, just a website that would tell you what to get for each movie. I think a concessions snack tray would have been ideal for Harry Potter, and possibly even influenced the later screenplays.   

       Do you want to take the red jelly bean or the blue jelly bean?
marklar, May 03 2019

       //Sp.: "D'oh!"//   

       D'oh again!
doctorremulac3, May 03 2019

       Sp. Knave
pertinax, May 04 2019

       D'oh d'oh!
doctorremulac3, May 04 2019

       // match the characters drink for drink //   

       Or better still, a movie starring Richard Burton, Oliver Reed and Peter O'Toole, where you match the actual performers drink for drink ...
8th of 7, May 04 2019

       I have a video of P o'T in "Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell". Drinking along to that one is a challenge.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 04 2019


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