Trying to take food into some area movie theaters is now like trying to take fruit across the border.
AMC runs 14 theaters in the D.C. area.
"AMC recently reviewed its company policy regarding outside food and drink and will no longer be permitting guests to bring in these items, as is the case with many entertainment venues," said Sun Dee Larson, vice president of corporate communications at Kansas City, Mo.-based AMC Entertainment.
So plan to spend more at the movies -- or wear baggy clothing.
Larsen added that AMC is considering expanding its menu to appeal to more moviegoers' appetites.