Re: DRM didn't protect anything, ever.
"They didn't believe that hardcore fans would pay the kings ransom for every installment AND buy overprice snacks too. What morons."
The whole situation with theatres has been awkward for ages. For new release high profile movies, the theatres usually make about 25c/seat per screening. The rest of that ridiculous ticket price goes to the distributor.
Basically they get fascist about snacks because they RELY on them to actually make money and not go under - (they actually make far more money from the film society screenings midweek or the low profile screenings also showing than the blockbusters. For the really high profile stuff it's been known for them to be forced to make a loss on the seats)
Sooner or later something's going to break.