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Ushers Keep Finding Cucumbers At ’50 Shades Darker’ Showings

You usually can’t find anything healthy to eat at the theater, but the newly released “Fifty Shades Darker” movie seems to have moviegoers sneaking in healthy treats, in the form of cucumbers.

Workers at cinemas around the world have been posting photos of cucumbers mysteriously left on theater floors, which can only mean one thing — fans of the erotic “Fifty Shades Darker” film really care about getting their vitamin K.

OK, OK, enough beating around the bush, we all know what the insinuation is, and it’s pretty gnarly.

The fact that the following photo was tweeted by an Australian theater itself gives us hope that it was a gag, especially since the usher is holding the cucumber with his bare hands.

There’s also the Fredrikstad Kino theater in Norway, which found two cucumbers on its floor. Thankfully, it looks like those were not immediately grabbed by hand.

Then there was this gem that Reddit user pouty_pleb posted, which we still hope is a joke.

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Whoever’s bringing in these cucumbers probably isn’t getting enough vitamin D, if you know what I mean, and this is the latest example of why we’re not allowed to bring in outside food. Y’all are ruining it for everyone. But seriously, there’s no way this is real, right?

h/t munchies

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Movie Theaters Fighting Mandate To Require Calorie Count On Concession Items

A looming U.S. mandate that requires chain restaurants with at least 20 U.S. locations to post the calorie content of menu items is facing some serious opposition from movie theaters and grocery stores.

Why their concern? According to a report out of BusinessWeek, theater chains such as the well known Regal Entertainment Group make up to 1/3 of their annual revenue from their concessions. Imagine having to order that batch of popcorn and be reminded that you could be consuming upwards of 1,460 calories, depending on the size you order. The calorie count of popcorn at several major theatre chains was observed by The Center for Science in the Public Interest in 2009 to achieve these statistics. Popcorn calorie counts stood between 370 calories to 1,460 calories dependent upon your bag size and toppings.

The question still stands, should theater chains be exempt of posting calorie count on their concession menus?