Movie tickets might take hit from exploding popcorn prices

Here's a classic example of cascading unintended consequences: More of the nation's corn is being used to make ethanol, so the price of your movie ticket probably will go up -- perhaps substantially.

Huh?

Advertising Age explains how this works: More corn for ethanol means less corn for popcorn. That forces popcorn prices to rise. Popcorn and other concessions help movie theaters make money (according to Advertising Age, 25% of the price of theater admission is subsidized by popcorn, soda and candy sales).

(USA Today)


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