Someone Eating Popcorn At The Movies

The Hoyts candy bar is one of the most popular cinema snack stands in Australia. The smell of their popcorn wafting through the air is hard to resist on your way in. Down below you’ll find all the prices for the Hoyts candy bar including their famous buttery popcorn.

Here are the Hoyts candy bar prices:

Food ItemPrice


Popcorn (junior)$5.70
Popcorn (small)$8.20
Popcorn (regular)$9.20
Popcorn (large)$10.20
Popcorn (xtreme)$11.35
Gourmet Popcorn - Salted & Sweet$9.90
Gourmet Popcorn - Caramel Varieties$10.90


Popcorn & Drink (junior)$11.20
Popcorn & Drink (small)$15.25
Popcorn & Drink (regular)$17.25
Popcorn & Drink (large)$19.25


Soft Drink (snack)$5.90
Soft Drink (small)$6.90
Soft Drink (regular)$7.90
Soft Drink (large)$8.90
Soft Drink (xtreme)$10.90
Frozone (on top of soft drink)+$1.00
Pump Water$6.80
Mt Franklin$5.30
Powerade & Barista Bros$6.30
Keri Juice$5.40
Keri Juice Pop Top$4.80
Ginger Beer$5.56


Maltesers, M&Ms, Pods (regular)$7.60
Maltesers, M&Ms, Pods (family size)$10.60
Starburst Party Mix (regular)$6.60
Starburst Party Mix (family size)$9.10

Ice Cream

Choc top$6.50


Smiths Chips$5.70
Burger Rings$5.70
Red Rock Deli$5.70
Grain Waves$5.80

Menu photos

Here are some photos of the popcorn and drinks prices at Hoyts:

Why is the popcorn so expensive?

If you’ve watched one of the latest blockbusters at a Hoyts recently, there’s a 97% chance you’ve questioned why their popcorn is so expensive. Because they can. And more importantly, they need to.

As the industry goes, cinema chains traditionally operate on a low profit margin – particularly on ticket sales. Some managers of theatre chains around the world have even released candid reports in the United States that the only way their theatre was able to stay profitable, was through the sales of popcorn and candy bar items.

Usa Cinema Chains Charge High Prices For Popcorn As Well

As the Australian cinema industry is quite similar to the USA, we can come to the conclusion that the same factors are behind the reasoning of why Hoyts’ candy bar prices are so high as well.

Candy bar and popcorn prices are so high, because it’s one of the main profit drivers for Hoyts.

If Hoyts wasn’t selling large quantities of Choc Tops, Drinks, Snacks, and Popcorn, ticket prices would have to drastically increase to make up for the lost revenue. As we all know ticket prices play a large factor in determining how many Aussies go and watch a movie at Hoyts, if they were to increase, we’d likely see a steep decline in movie-goers. Which would then lead to lower food sales, and an overall general decline in the Hoyts corporation.

Does this take you back? Here’s the soundtrack of the classic musical which used to run behind the Hoyts candy bar promo behind a movie started: With Hoyt’s popcorn prices as they are, is there any way you can get your hands on some of their scrumptious popcorn at a discounted price? Keep reading below for the coupons.

Is there any other food besides the candy bar?

If you’re one of the lucky ones, your local Hoyts is also a Hoyts Lux – a premium, ultra-luxurious movie watching experience. The Hoyts Lux menu is out of this world, where you’ll find a range of freshly prepared gourmet meals and wonderful beverages to choose from. Hoyts has partnered with Manu Fieldel, one of the judges on Masterchef, to create the menu for them. It’s an experience in and of itself. One surely you’ll never forget.

With that being said, prepare to fork out more than a bit more cash to dine in the Lux Experience.

Are other cinemas cheaper?

Prices vary among the large cinema chains in Australia. For example – you can see that the Village Cinemas popcorn prices are slightly lower than Hoyts.

With that being said, most of the cinema chains in Australia have adopted high prices for almost all items on their candy bar menu. It’s just the way the industry has built itself up, by making a big portion of its profit on the sale of popcorn and drinks.

Of course, there are many smaller cinema operators in Australia which don’t charge ridiculous prices for their popcorn. Most of these are locally based so you’ll just have to do some exploring on your own.

What’s the best movie food?

Popcorn, by far, is the most popular item available on the Hoyts candy bar menu. Coming in at a close second would have to be their delicious Choc Top ice cream. A delightful waffle cone, filled with ice cream, covered in chocolate. Yum.

There’s no doubt that cinemas deliberately fill the air with the smell of their popcorn goodness. Not only does it create an instant connection of childhood memories, but it also increases the temptation of heading to the candy bar and buying some.

Popcorn Is The Most Popular Item On The Candy Bar Menu

Why is popcorn such a great movie snack? It’s easy to eat, not very messy, can be eaten in silence, can be covered in a wide range of flavours, and can be made at a rapid pace. Perfect for the cinema setting. Still curious as to how popcorn came to dominate the movie snack industry? Check this out.

Are There Any Popcorn Coupons?

Generally, no. As in, you won’t find Hoyts sending out a pamphlet with a bunch of coupons on it containing 2-for-1 deals on Large Popcorn at the local cinema. On top of that, you’ll be lucky to find the Hoyts popcorn being advertised at a promo price anywhere. But, there is still a way you can save a bit of cash if you choose to buy some snacks.

By signing up for their loyalty program, known as Hoyts Rewards. You’ll get access to a range of specials and deals. Not only on their popcorn and candy bar items but also on the cost of their ticket prices. Not bad at all. Better yet – it’s 100% free.

The Groupon Deal Occassionaly Available On Groupon
The Groupon Deal Occasionally Available On Groupon

One other way to grab a deal is through Groupon. There is one deal, which has been repeatedly available on Groupon – Regular Popcorn, Regular Drink, and a Choc Top for $16.50. You can find it here. It’s quite sporadic, unfortunately, and is often sold out or unavailable.

Other than that, there are very few ways to purchase discounted snacks on the Hoyts Candy Bar. Sorry! But hey, what’s a movie without some popcorn to snack on?

Talk To Hoyts Candy Bar Staff

There are a few ways you can get in touch with Hoyts to ask them any questions you have about their candy bar. Your best bet would be to head to social media:

If that doesn’t work, unfortunately, Hoyts doesn’t have a universal phone number for general enquiries. You’ll have to find the number of the Hoyts closest to you and call them directly. Lastly, you can skim through their FAQs to see if you’re question has already been answered.


All in all, a trip to the movies, traditionally, isn’t complete without making a pit stop at the Hoyts candy bar on the way in and grabbing a bucket full of popcorn with some delicious drinks to wash it down with. Due to the high price of the Hoyts popcorn, more and more people are opting to bring their own food to the movies instead.

If you have any questions about the Hoyts food prices or their popcorn, leave a message in the comments below.

Enjoy your movie!

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