Cinemark is one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States and the largest in Brazil. It’s grown to become such a powerhouse partly due to its fantastic concessions menu with pretty good prices as well.
Here is the latest concessions menu for Cinemark with prices for their popcorn and snacks as well:
|Small Bag Candy||$2.30|
|Medium Bag Candy||$3.90|
|Large Bag Candy||$4.50|
|1/4lb Angus Dog||$5.35|
|Lite Bites Pack||$6.80|
|Chilli Cheese Fries||$7.00|
|Bacon Cheese Fries||$7.00|
|Hamburger w/ Fries||$7.95|
|Cheeseburger w/ Fries||$8.45|
|Bacon Cheeseburger w/ Fries||$9.95|
|Veggie Burger w/ Fries||$8.75|
|Small Cheese Pizza||$7.00|
|Large Cheese Pizza||$17.00|
|Small Pepperoni Pizza||$8.00|
|Large Pepperoni Pizza||$18.75|
|Otis Cookie (3)||$2.00|
|Hand Dipped Milkshake||$4.85|
|Ice Cream Float||$4.85|
Hot Drinks (medium)
|White Choc Mocha||$4.60|
|Hot Tazo Tea||$4.60|
|Tazo Chai Latte||$4.60|
|Large Popcorn & Large Drink||$14.95|
|Large Popcorn & 2 Large Drinks||$17.95|
|Medium Popcorn & 2 Medium Drinks||$16.50|
|Nachos & Large Drink||$9.75|
|Hot Dog & Large Drink||$9.75|
|Large Popcorn & Medium Drink||$9.75|
- Why is all the food so expensive?
- Are there any coupons for popcorn or other snacks you can use?
- What’s the most popular item on the menu?
- How healthy is their popcorn and other snacks?
- Is it worth getting food from the bistro instead?
- The history behind Cinemark and its concession stand
- How can you contact Cinemark?
I can tell you myself that one of the soul reasons all of their food and snacks (especially the popcorn) come with quite high prices if simply because people continue to pay them. It’s a simple supply and demand equation.
Cinemas, Cinemark in this case, is supplying their delicious popcorn and drinks at a certain price, and consumer (you and I) are paying the advertised price. So why should they change how much it costs?
The only way I see that the concession stand prices will start to come down is if people simply stopped buying them. But you and I know that’s not the case.
Who can resist the tempting smell of freshly made popcorn wafting through the air on your way into the theater? I can’t. You’re more disciplined than me if you can!
Sure, overall, the prices are no doubt higher than buying the same things at a grocery store, but you also have to remember that the revenue of concessions sales makes up a large portion of the profit for Cinemark.
Without it, prices for admission tickets would likely start to increase, forcing more movie-goers to consider alternate ways to watch their movies, which will lead to a further decline in profit – you see, a vicious cycle starts to form.
Unfortunately, it looks like the high prices of popcorn and fountain drinks at the cinema are here to stay for the near future.
You bet! The best way to grab yourself a discount on popcorn, or any other snack at the concession stand, is to signup to Cinemark’s weekly newsletter. It’s 100% free and the only way to get real discounts on their food.
If you do want to Google for coupons, most of of the ones you’ll find on sites such as Retailmenot and Coupons.com don’t work. These sites just advertise the combos that are available at all the theaters already just to rank high in Google so you’ll click on them.
The only sure fire way to actually save money on popcorn and snack is to get the coupons from Cinemark themselves. Interested? Click here to sign up to their weekly newsletter.
You’ll get info on movies, updates on the food they have, special invitations to certain events, and most importantly, the latest and greatest coupons to save some bucks.
I think you already know the answer to that question. It’s their popcorn of course! Cinemark, along with many other theater chains, put a lot of time and effort into ensuring they only serve up the best popcorn they have to offer. And to do it consistently as well.
Popcorn has been the go-to movie snack for nearly 100 years now, after the Great Depression there was a massive rise in demand for the cheap, easy to make, and delicious snack. Vendors were quick to set up popcorn stands outside the cinemas, and when the cinema chains saw their success, they were even quicker to start serving the popcorn inside their own walls.
Since then, it’s become a difficult task to resist the temptation of snacking on a tub of the goodness whilst enjoying one of the latest blockbusters. Of course, as you can see from the menu above, popcorn isn’t just all Cinemark serves up on their menu.
A few of the other favorites include their Nachos (get some extra cheese on top to make it extra special) and their Chilli Cheese Fries – delicious on all occasions.
If you’re on a diet or counting your calories, you’re likely going to have to skip the popcorn. A medium-sized popcorn from Cinemark is 800 calories with 45g of fat. And a large tub of the crunchy snack is a massive 1,120 calories in total, with 63g of fat.
Here’s a table with some caloric information on all their popcorn, and a few of the other snacks as well:
|Movie Snack Pack||308|
|Cheddar & Jalapeno Hotdog||230|
|Peanut Butter Cookie||170|
|Iced White Chocolate Mocha||450|
So – instead of asking How much does a large popcorn cost at Cinemark? You may be wiser to ask How many calories does Cinemark’s popcorn have? But let’s be real, you’re going to the movies to enjoy yourself, not to count every calorie in every bite you take. Choose what you want to eat, and enjoy it!
Click here to download the full PDF with all the nutritional information on the menu at Cinemark.
The bistro has its own special little menu. It’s a bit fancier than food from the traditional concessions stand, but that also means it comes with a higher price.
If you’re looking for food prepared by an actual chef for you to eat with your movie, then order from the bistro instead. Overall, the food is quite well prepared and definitely a step up from the hot dogs at the concession stand.
But still – you can never go wrong with a tub of popcorn and drink. Never.
Surprisingly, Cinemark isn’t just Cinemark. It actually has a number of chains that it runs including Century Theaters, Tinseltown USA, CineArts, and Rave Cinemas.
Altogether, the parent company operates cinemas at over 525 locations around the world, mostly in the Americas with a few locations in Taiwan as well.
Cinemark, like many of the other chains in the world, operates within the area that the concession stand is where they make the majority of their profit. And in this concession stand, there has been constant innovation and ever-changing foods on the menu over the years.
One thing that has always remained certain, though, has been their popcorn. Although in recent times, there’s been a move into a more upmarket menu with their bistro offering and in-seat full service at select locations.
One of the reasons this move was made is due to the declining admissions through the USA and the rest of the world. More and more consumer were happy enough to stay home and stream movies on the many platforms available. I’m looking at you Netflix.
Alas, the improved menu has been a vast success for many of the cinemas, with both admissions and overall profits increasing due to going to the movies still remaining an experience on its own.
On top of an improved menu, Cinemark are also vastly improving the seating available at selection locations:
If you’d like to get in touch with Cinemark about their menu or the prices on it, the best way would be to contact them on social media:
Otherwise, you can call them directly on 1-800-246-3627 or (1-800-CINEMARK). This will get you in touch with them directly where you can ask any questions you have.
Their headquarters are located in Plano, Texas. If you want to pay them a visit their address is 3900 Dallas Parkway, Suite 500, Plano, TX 75093-7865. Although I’d doubt it’d do much good.
Just give them a call or send them a message on Facebook, definitely the best way to get in touch.
All in all, Cinemark is a great cinema chain to watch the latest movies at, and they have an extensive concessions menu to choose from. Sure, the prices of their popcorn and other snacks are a bit high, but I believe they’re definitely worth the price.
Popcorn has been the traditional cinema snack for the past 100 years, and I believe it’ll be that way for the next 1,000 as well.
If you have any more questions about the menu or the prices, let me know in the comments below.