Hoyts has one of the most popular candy bars in Australia. The smell of their popcorn makes it so hard to resist grabbing a tub on the way in! So what are the prices like?
Here are the latest popcorn, candy bar, and food prices for Hoyts:
|Gourmet Popcorn - Salted & Sweet||$9.80|
|Gourmet Popcorn - Caramel Varieties||$10.80|
|Popcorn & Drink (junior)||$11.30|
|Popcorn & Drink (small)||$14.95|
|Popcorn & Drink (regular)||$16.95|
|Popcorn & Drink (large)||$18.95|
|Soft Drink (snack)||$5.80|
|Soft Drink (small)||$6.80|
|Soft Drink (regular)||$7.80|
|Soft Drink (large)||$8.80|
|Soft Drink (xtreme)||$10.80|
|Frozone (on top of soft drink)||+$1.00|
|Powerade & Barista Bros||$6.20|
|Keri Juice Pop Top||$4.70|
|Maltesers, M&Ms, Pods (regular)||$7.50|
|Maltesers, M&Ms, Pods (family size)||$10.50|
|Starburst Party Mix (regular)||$6.50|
|Starburst Party Mix (family size)||$8.90|
|Red Rock Deli||$5.60|
If you’ve watched a movie at Hoyts recently, there’s a 97% chance you’ve asked this question. Here’s the answer:
Because they can. And more importantly, they need to.
Traditionally, cinema chains have an extremely low profit margin on ticket sales themselves. There are even candid reports by some managers of theatres in the United States that the only way the business was able to stay profitable, was through the sales of popcorn and candy bar items.
Having a similar market and economy with the US, it can be said cinema chains in Australia are quite similar:
Candy bar and popcorn prices are so high, because it’s one of the main profit drivers for Hoyts.
Without the massive sales of their food items, ticket prices would have to drastically increase to make up for the lost revenue.
This would then lead to fewer and fewer patrons watching movies at the cinemas, having been forced out by the higher ticket prices. Which would then lead to lower food sales, and an overall general decline in the Hoyts corporation. Something I (and you) don’t want to see.
Hoyt’s occassionaly runs promotions (or reminders) for the candy bar before the movie starts. Here’s one of the more memorable versions with the M&M twins:
With the prices as they are, is there any way you can get your hands on some of their scrumptious popcorn at a discounted price? Let’s find out.
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, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Hoyts even advertising anywhere for special pricing of their candy bar. But, there is still a way you can save a bit of cash if you must buy some snacks.
By signing up to 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.
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 some snacks at a discounted price at Hoyts. But hey, what’s a movie without some popcorn to snack on?
Yep – but only at a few locations. Hoyts has a premium service & food offering called Hoyts Lux.
On Lux’s menu, you’ll find a range of freshly prepared gourmet meals and a range of wonderful beverages to choose from.
Hoyts has partnered with Manu Fieldel, one of the judges on Masterchef, to create the food menu for them. All let us tell you – it’s an experience in and of itself.
With that being said, prefer to fork more than a bit more cash to dine in the Lux Experience. Check out the link above to see their menu and the prices of each item.
Fairly standard. Most of the cinema chains in Australia have adopted the pricing model of charging quite high prices for all the items on their food 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 exorbitant prices for their popcorn. Most of these are locally based so you’ll just have to do some exploring on your own!
Popcorn, by far, is the most popular item on the menu at Hoyts. 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.
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 in a rapid pace. Perfect for the cinema setting.
Of course, not everyone is the same and some people would prefer other items on their menu than the popcorn.
So let’s hear it! What’s your favourite food to snack on at Hoyts? Let’s us know in the comments below.
There are a few ways you can get in touch with Hoyts to ask them any questions you have about their candy bar and its prices, I’d recommend sending them a message on social media first:
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 candy bar on the way in and grabbing a bucket full of popcorn with some drinks.
With that being said, due to the high prices of these items, more and more people are opting to bring their own food to the movies instead. Whichever you choose – I hope you enjoy the movie!
If you have any questions about the popcorn or other food prices at Hoyts, let me know in the comments below!