How to Sneak Candy Into the Movies [Without Getting Caught]

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Kids: How are we going to sneak candy into the movies?

Dad: Well, I got a few Twix up my sleeve.


We are all familiar with the outrageous prices that movie theatres charge for confections and other snacks. Or maybe they just don’t carry your favorite type of candy.

You can bring your own candy into the movie theatres for a fraction of the cost (and a little bit of stealth).

Most places won’t check your bag thoroughly or pat you down, as long as it’s not glaringly obvious you’re hiding something.

Disclaimer: This post is for entertainment purposes. You are responsible for your own actions (duh).

5 Practical Ways to Sneak Candy Into Movie

1. Use a purse or tote bag

Make sure to place the snacks at the bottom and then cover it with other normal items such as tissues.

A tote bag is a useful tool for sneaking candy into the movies because it is large enough to carry a significant amount of candy and other snacks, yet it is not typically subject to the same level of scrutiny as other types of bags.

The casual, everyday appearance of a tote bag makes it an ideal choice for discreetly carrying candy into the theater, as it is less likely to draw attention from theater staff or other moviegoers.

2. Bring in a blanket

Movie theaters can be really chilly inside, so it’s not all that suspicious to bring in a blanket.

Using a blanket to sneak candy into the movies is a simple and effective technique that can be done with minimal effort. By wrapping your candy in a blanket, you can conceal the items and make them easier to carry into the theater without drawing attention.

A small, lightweight blanket should suffice for this purpose. Simply place the snacks inside the blanket and fold them over themselves a couple of times. Just try to make the wrappers crinkle against each other as you bring it in.

3. Hide it in your sleeves

With long sleeve shirts, it is easy to sneak in a couple of snacks. As long as it’s not bulging out of your arms in an obvious way, most security guards won’t care to check. They might even know what you’re doing anyways.

4. Tuck away in a scarf

Tucking candy in a scarf is a great way to sneak in candy because it provides a convenient and discreet hiding place. A scarf is a versatile accessory that can easily be wrapped around the neck or waist, making it easy to conceal small items such as candy.

Furthermore, a scarf can be used to keep you warm during the movie, making it a double-duty item that serves both as a candy stash and a comfort item.

5. Bring an umbrella on a rainy day

Hiding candy in an umbrella is an effective way to sneak in candy because an umbrella is a common item that people bring with them to the movies (provided that it’s raining of course).

The umbrella also provides a convenient and discreet hiding place for your candy, as it has a long handle and a large canopy that can easily conceal small items such as candy. A compact and collapsible umbrella is ideal for this purpose

3 Fun Ways to Sneak Candy Into Movies

1. Broken Limb Method

An arm cast is a decent way to hide a candy bar because it provides a unique and unexpected hiding place. It’s pretty easy to pretend your arm is broken too; just don’t move it (too much).

When using a broken arm cast to hide candy, it is important to choose a cast that is not too large or cumbersome, as this could make it more noticeable and annoying to move around in the theater.

2. Hiding in a Hat

While you may not be able to fit much, a hat can bring in a bag of candy without too much hassle.

Just be careful about shaking your head too much.

3. Fake pregnant belly

A genius idea. I mean, who is really going to ask a woman to lift their shirt and reveal their stomach?

Credit: @AngelaBrisk

As long as you’re not jumping around, making candy packaging sounds, this idea is quite fool-proof.

What happens if you get caught sneaking candy?

Double-check your local movie theater, but most places cannot legally stop you from bringing food into the theater. However, employees have every right to kick you out if you are not abiding by their rules of conduct.

You could also just try another movie theater. In my experience, most workers don’t really care if you bring in snacks. Just don’t be super obvious about it and flaunt it.


Don’t be bitter and litter

Cleaning up after trash that is left by patrons bringing in outside food and beverages irritates movie theater staff. If you’re going to sneak snacks into the movies, at least clean up after yourselves.

Most of a movie theater’s revenue comes from its concessions so it’s already hard for them to stay profitable.

Maybe if they didn’t charge crazy prices for snacks, people would be less inclined to sneak in candy.

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