Regal Cinemas is the 2nd largest movie chain in the states. Each year, millions of customers buy some snacks from the concessions stand on the way in. Discover Regal’s popcorn prices, 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 & Fries||$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|
Why Is Regal’s Food So Expensive?
There are a number of reasons people think the food prices are high at Regal – because they are.
There’s no denying the fact 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.
Traditionally, movie theaters have always made a low proportion of their total profit from ticket sales. This is because they have to pay the producers a very high amount to show their films. Cinemas try to pass on the cost as must as possible, but they can’t make the admission prices too high because then we’ll all just stop going to watch Netflix.
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.
As well, it’s not only American cinemas with high popcorn prices. Hoyts’ popcorn prices in Australia, Odeon’s food prices in the UK, and Cineplex’s popcorn prices in Canada all have quite high costs for their snacks.
Is There Anything More Popular Than Regal’s Popcorn?
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 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).
The opinion holds true for many people:
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
Okay the Regal popcorn is way better than the Cinemark one!! Js
— Kim 🌼 (@hernank121) March 6, 2019
Just because their popcorn’s 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, give their Nachos or Loaded Fries a go. Both are great little sides to snack on whilst enjoying the latest blockbuster on the big screen.
How Many Calories Are In Regal Popcorn?
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. Upgrade to a large and you’ll be consuming 840 calories along with your movie.
If you’re on a diet or looking eat healthily, 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 and allergen info from Regal themselves on their website. However, the popcorn calories above were sourced directly from a menu in a Regal Cinema so they’re accurate.
Is Regal’s Popcorn Vegan?
Good news – Yes! Regal’s popcorn is vegan. The popping oil, buttery topping, and popcorn salt are gluten free, dairy free, and 100% vegan.
It’s been confirmed on multiple occasions from Regal’s official Twitter account:
Hi there! We can confirm that our popping oil, buttery topping and popcorn salt are all dairy free, gluten free and vegan. Thanks!
— Regal (@RegalMovies) January 12, 2017
Hi Miriam, Our popcorn, popping oil, popcorn salt and "buttery topping" are all vegan and gluten-free. I will pass your concerns along. For further questions please fill out the form below. https://t.co/hbeYcFv7m2
— Regal (@RegalMovies) August 20, 2018
It’s a good move by Regal to offern vegan popcorn due to the massive rise in veganism and vegetarianism across the globe over the past decade.
As you can see, it’s come to the delight of many of their customers:
I was today years old when I found out the popcorn at AMC and Regal is vegan and I could have been eating it this whole time
— ✨tamale mamí✨ (@ScarlettJohoNot) January 28, 2019
Totally support! FYI, Regal cinemas popcorn and butter are vegan😏♥️
— Kat🌚 (@TheeSnoopKat) August 2, 2018
Is It Worth Getting Something From The Concessions Menu?
There’s no denying the fact it’s unbelievably hard to walk past their concessions stand, grabbing a whiff of their heavenly popcorn being served up, and not immediately changing direction to grab a bucket of your own.
In saying that, concessions aren’t for everyone. Regal’s popcorn prices are quite high, and even higher in calories. So they’re definitely not something you should be eating every day, but perfectly OK every now and then.
It’s 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 🙂
Are There Any Popcorn Coupons?
You bet! Regal knows not all of us can afford the popcorn at their current prices, so they’ve been generous enough to consistently give out coupons and promos so you can save a bit of money.
Usually, the best way to stay up to date is to become a Regal Crown Club member. Join, and 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
About Regal Cinemas
Regal Cinemas has quite an interesting history. Knoxville, Tennesee, was the first location in the US to have a Regal Cinema. That was in 1989 when Mike Campbell was their CEO.
It grew rapidly over the following years thanks to their upmarket feel and an exclusive cafe that was attached to many of the theaters, which made them quite fancy compared to many of the 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, 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.
Talk To Regal’s Food Staff
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 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.
Yes, Regal’s popcorn and snack prices are a bit high, but it’s part of the movie experience and prices don’t seem to be changing any time soon.
If you have any more questions about Regal or their prices and menu, let me know in the comments below.