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22nd Jul 2023

Cinema-goers urged to buy snacks and support theatres if watching Barbie or Oppenheimer

Callum Boyle

Cinema Barbie Oppenheimer

Treat yourself to a snack during Barbie or Oppenheimer

Cinema-goers have been encouraged to buy snacks to help support theatres when going to watch Barbie and Oppenheimer.

This weekend is expected to be a busy one for the big screen after two of the most hotly-anticipated films of the year were released on Friday, July 21.

Nowadays, most people like to travel to the cinema with their snacks pre-prepared to avoid paying extra on top of the ticket but many avid cinema fans have encouraged people to buy from the theatres themselves in order to keep them funded.

One user tweeted: “I hope EVERYONE flocks to the cinema this weekend. And if you can – only if – buy some snacks when you’re there so cinemas can stay afloat, stay open, stay screening! For my part, I’ll be Oppenheimer-ing and buying lots of Revels.”

Another wrote: “It’s #Barbenheimer day!! I don’t care if these films aren’t for you, it’s important to support the cinemas, especially after the pandemic. I’m definitely making the most of it being a rainy weekend and will get my tickets to see both!”

High-profile stars have also been expressing their excitement for this box office weekend, including Tom Cruise, who revealed he will go and watch both films.

Speaking at the Australian premiere of the new Mission: Impossible film, Cruise told The Sydney Morning Herald“I want to see both Barbie and Oppenheimer.

“I’ll see them opening weekend. Friday I’ll see Oppenheimer first and then Barbie on Saturday.

“I grew up seeing movies on the big screen. That’s how I make them, and I like that experience,” the actor added about his love for cinema.

“It’s immersive, and to have that as a community and an industry, it’s important. I still go the movies.”

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