Remember when $20 bought you a movie ticket, popcorn, and a drink? Well those days ended years ago and our parents adjusted to the harsh economic times by teaching us to skip the $6 bag of Skittles and sneak in our own food. Let’s give mami and papi a big gracias for saving us all that $$$ and reminisce about the crazy sh*t she’d make us sneak in…
Mami, tía, y abuelita always had us pack the biggest tote bag we had.
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“¡¿Seis dollares por un dulce?!” *walks across the street to Walgreens*
Practice made perfect and our skills got better with each movie.
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We mastered how to organize that bag. The heaviest goes to the bottom and you make sure you have something to obstruct the usher’s view.
Drinks required more preparation.
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You had to find thermos and make sure it closed properly. No one wants a wet purse.
Most times we were flawless.
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“Mira p’alante cuando entras and don’t stop, OK?”
Other times, we failed with style.
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“No. I don’t have any outside food or drink. Why do you ask?” ?
And the family used our innocence to get past security.
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“I’m sorry. No sabia she put that in my bag.” ?
Momma trained everyone, including our brothers.
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Soda? ✔️ Caramelo? ✔️ Baggy pants and jacket during summer? ✔️ Bueno, vamos.
Mom spent an hour preparing our #moviesnacks.
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Sandwich for you, your brother, your sister, her boyfriend, his brother, his brother’s uncle and for the people sitting next to you.
We matched our treats to the movie’s theme.
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There’s no better way to enjoy Jurassic Park than with galletitas de animalito.
What started as snacks soon became full meals.
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Because theaters don’t sell Hot-Cheetos.
Burritos are compact and wrapped in foil for a reason.
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Whether it’s from Chipotle or homemade, burritos during a movie are always a good idea.
Go ‘head, take a bite y disfruta tu victoria.
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You did it! Mami would be so proud. ? ? ?