You Might Be Overpaying For Movie Popcorn According To TikTok

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If you're debating on whether or not to get the small or medium popcorn for your next trip to the movie theater then you might want to opt for the smaller option according to TikTok!

A now former concession stand worker went viral earlier this week with over SEVEN MILLION VIEWS on his TikTok revealing that most movie theaters' small and medium popcorn buckets are the same size, but the medium size just looks bigger.

In the video, which has since been taken down off TikTok, but I linked it below from Twitter, @thatcoolguy.25597 pretends to be a customer

A concession stand worker has gone viral with almost 7 million views on TikTok for a wild claim he has made about movie theater popcorn.

According to @thatcoolguy.25597 on TikTok, if you feel like you’ve been getting scammed every time you purchase a bag or bucket of popcorn at a movie theater, there is a pretty good chance that you have been.

Setting aside the fact that we are all paying for popcorn at a markup of somewhere around 2,000 percent, it’s the size of the order that is the focus of this TikTok video. 

In the video, @thatcoolguy.25597 acts like he’s your average customer who orders a small popcorn because they feel like the medium would be “too much.”

So, for $7.35 he gets himself a small popcorn.

Then, he pretends to change his mind and orders a medium-sized popcorn instead. So, he pours the contents from the small popcorn into the medium bag and… wait… they’re the same!

But the medium costs $8.44. Whaaaaaaat?!

Also in case you were wondering, he says he just put in his two weeks notice so he isn’t concerned about getting fired. That’s why he made these videos.

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