As the 2nd largest movie theater chain in the United States with over 7,300 total screens, many of Regal Cinemas’ customers make a quick stop at their concessions stand on the way in. Discover the prices of their food, popcorn, drinks, and other snacks.
Here are the latest prices for Regal’s concession menu including their snacks and popcorn:
|Movie Snack Pack (popcorn, drink, candy)||$6.19|
|Corn Dog Nuggets||$4.29|
|Cinnabon Gooey Bites||$4.59|
|Cheeseburger & Fries||$8.49|
|Chicken Tenders & Fries||$7.99|
|Spicy Chicken Sandwich & Fies||$8.49|
|Small Fountain Drink||$5.59|
|Medium Fountain Drink||$6.09|
|Large Fountain Drink||$6.59|
|Upgrade to ICEE||+$0.50|
|Small Bottled Water||$4.99|
|Large Bottled Water||$5.29|
|Gourmet Pretzel & Medium Soft Drink||$9.99|
|Hot Dog & Medium Soft Drink||$9.99|
|Nachos & Medium Soft Drink||$9.99|
There are a number of reasons that many people think the food prices are high at Regal (and many other cinemas) – because they are! Just scroll back up and take another look at the price list.
There’s no denying the fact that the popcorn, drinks, hot food, and desserts all come with a premium price tag at Regal’s concession stand. But why is this the case? Well, it all comes down to how movie theaters make their money.
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Traditionally, movie theaters have always made a low proportion of their total profit from ticket sales. This is simply because they have to pay the studios who produce the money, a very high amount to show their films. The cinema chains try to pass on as much of the cost as possible but of course, they can’t make the admission prices too high because then we’ll all just stop going!
Instead, they’ve chosen to find ways to make money in other areas of their business. And, sorry to say, but that means the price of their popcorn is likely going to stay where it is. We’ll just have to swallow our pride and face the fact that to swallow their popcorn, we’re going to have to pay the prices they’re asking so.
For consistencies sake, Regal isn’t the only cinema charging considerably high prices for their popcorn. Hoyts in Australia, Odeon in the UK, and competing US chain AMC, all charge a fair amount for their snacks and popcorn.
In saying that, you’re more than welcome to say bugger that and bring in your own food. But just a heads up – if you’re too obvious about it, they’ll ask you to leave. So just hide some snacks in your bad or purse and you should be fine.
You bet! Regal know not all of us can afford the popcorn at their current prices all the time, so they’ve been generous enough to consistently give out coupons and promos so you and I can save a bit of money.
Usually, the best way to stay up to date is to become a Regal Crown Club member. If you do join, you’ll gain access to the following food specials:
- 50% off popcorn every Tuesday
- 25% off candy every Monday
Don’t want to become a member? No worries 🙂 Download their app and they’ll send you a range of coupons for concessions as well. November 2018’s coupon was 15% off the combo – 2 Large Drinks, Large Popcorn, and Candy. Not bad at all!
Want to learn more? Regal has a section dedicated to all the latest promotions on their website. Click here to see what they have.
Bonus: I’d highly recommend following their Twitter account for any specials on popcorn and other snacks. For example, here’s a deal they recently posted:
Here’s a Popcorn Tuesday deal you’ll be sure to 🧡: get 50% off all 🍿at Regal. pic.twitter.com/CirMBmIu6F
— Regal (@RegalMovies) November 20, 2018
One word – nope. Regal has spent more than a bit of time perfecting the way their popcorn is not only made, but how it’s served, what type of seasons and flavouring goes on top, and the exact feeling you’re going to have when you take your first bite of the crunchy deliciousness (it’s a good one).
I’m not the only one that’s thinks they make some fine popcorn:
Lol, you know it! 🙂 I just want to enjoy @RegalMovies popcorn (the BEST popcorn in the world) in the comfort of my own home!
— juliet (@juliet_prieto) November 12, 2018
On top of their traditional butter flavoured popcorn, Regal has also experimented a bit (and will continue to do so) with other flavours such as Caramel and Zebra. I can only assume they’re going to continue making whatever’s the most popular!
Of course, just because their popcorn is undoubtedly a fan favorite, doesn’t mean there’s nothing else on their menu worth a mention.
If you’re tired of tubs of popcorn all the time, I’d recommend giving their Nachos or Loaded Fries a go. Both are great little sides to snack on whilst enjoying the latest blockbuster on the big screen.
I’d love to know what you think! What’s your favorite food at Regal? Let me know in the comments.
Unfortunately, their delicious snacks and popcorn come with a cost in addition to their price, and that’s a high calorie count. Regal’s small popcorn has 280 calories. Bump it up to a large and you’ll be consuming 840 calories along with your movie.
Sorry to say, but if you’re on a diet or looking to count your calories, you’ll want to stay away from their concessions stand if you can help it. Unless it’s your cheat day! Then go all out and get everything you want.
Here’s a table with some calorie numbers on a few of their other concessions:
I couldn’t find any official nutritional info from Regal themselves (those were just taken from their menus in a theater). If you know of one – send it to me to so I can add it here!
Look, there’s no denying the fact that it’s unbelievably hard to walk past their concessions stand, grabbing a wiff of their heavenly popcorn being served up, and not immediately changing direction to grab a bucket of your own.
If it was me (I go to the movies maybe 1-2/month), I’m all for getting a box of popcorn and pop to wash it down with. I’m a cinema lover, and I quite enjoy the whole experience of watching a movie on the big screen with popcorn at my side. But that may not be you – and that’s perfectly OK.
Concessions aren’t for everyone. If you’ve made it this far, you know they’re high in price, and even high in calories. So they’re definitely not something you should be eating every day. In that regard, it’s definitely not worth stopping over at the popcorn bar all the time.
All in all, this is a question only you can answer. If you want popcorn, go get it. If you’re sitting on the fence, the smell is going to convince you. And if you don’t want it – don’t get it! Simple.
Regal Cinemas has quite an interesting history. Knoxville, Tennesee, was the first location in the US to play home to one of their cinemas. That was in 1989 when Mike Campbell was their CEO.
It grew rapidly over the following years thanks to their upmarket feel and their exclusive cafe that was attached to many of the theaters, which made them quite upmarket compared to many of their competitors at the time.
Over the next decade, they swallowed up many smaller chains such as Cobb Theatres and RC Theatres. Unfortunately, they went a bit too far and weren’t able to keep up. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2001.
Thankfully! They made sure it wasn’t the end by merging with Edwards Theaters and United Artists.
Today, they have more than 570 theaters and have total revenue in the billions and are a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (one of Europe’s largest cinema groups).
Just recently, in October 2018, Regal announced it will undergo a $1 billion rebrand across all of its cinemas. Aiming to bring the company into the 21st century with a sleek, minimal logo and conducting massive renovations across many of their locations.
If you’d like to get in touch with Regal, I’d recommend giving them a message on one of the following platforms:
Social media not for you? Feel free to give them a call direct on 1-877-835-5734. Or, you can head to their contact page here and give them some feedback or ask them a question.
All in all, Regal is a great movie chain to watch the latest and greatest blockbusters at, and they’ve spent a bit of time perfecting their concessions menu as well.
Hopefully, I’ve been able to answer your questions such as how much their popcorn costs or how much their drinks are.
If you have any more questions about about Regal or their prices and menu, let me know in the comments below.