Sony Exec Asks Theaters To Serve Healthier Snacks

The movie theater has never really been a place where people go for healthy eats, but the head of Sony Pictures thinks it could be.

Speaking at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas on Monday, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton said that, while the current fare offered at theaters is great, theater owners should be considering healthier alternatives.

“I don’t mean to close the window for popcorn, soda and candy. Audiences love them and should always be able to buy them at your theaters,” he said. But he added that “by bringing healthier snacks into your concession stands, you would be helping our country meet an urgent public health need,”

Lyton pointed to a survey Sony did of 26 theaters around the country. According to their findings, 42% of parents said they’d buy more food at the concession stands if healthier options were made available.

Among the foods Lynton suggested theaters offer were veggies and dip, fruit cups, yogurt and granola.

What’s your favorite thing to eat at the movies? And is there something less unhealthy you would eat instead?

Sony boss asks theater owners for healthier snacks [AP]