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You can get food poisoning from movie theater food. The most commonly reported symptoms from AMC Theatres are diarrhea and vomiting. It is possible to contract food poisoning from concession food and beverages such as popcorn, pretzels due to sick staff or food handling hygiene.

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Updated: March 5, 2021 2:37 AM

AMC Factoria 8, Factoria Boulevard Southeast, Bellevue, WA, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
AMC Factoria 8, Factoria Boulevard Southeast, Bellevue, WA, USA

March 5, 2021 2:37 AM

“I came back from the movies and took my daily meds - then the nausea start Took an hour or so before the nausea kicks in. Then I started throwing up. It’s just me that went to the theater so I’m the only one sick
Two three hours ago  See Less
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AMC Sarasota 12, South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting Soreness
AMC Sarasota 12, South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, USA

February 22, 2021 7:44 PM

“We had a private show with buttered popcorn and drinks on this past Thursday 2/18. 4 of the 6 of us got sick that night. One had to go to minor medical due to seriousness of her reaction See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Doctor visit

AMC Creve Coeur 12, Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Stomach Pain
AMC Creve Coeur 12, Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO, USA

December 25, 2020 4:48 PM

“It's been a couple years ago but would still likely be true today. I use to go to the movie theater every other week. One of my favorite things was eating a small bag of popcorn with butter flavor, soda, and a hot dog.
Right after the movie would end, I would start to have an upset stomach. By t... See Morehe time I got home, I had diarrhea off and on for about a day and a half.
So the next trip I eliminated the butter flavor. Smae result, just not as severe. I've always been able to eat popcorn at the movies until just a few years ago. I've talked to others who have told me they too could eat the popcorn - until a few years ago,
I believe the main culprit is when the Theater changed from popping their corn with genuine canola oil to using a (probably less expensive) dehydrated (?) type coconut oil. And the butter flavored oil is just another variation of this. And it's not just AMC. I tried the popcorn with no butter flavor at anothe local movie chain, same result.
Too bad someone there is not aware of this. .
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AMC Arizona Center 24, North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting
AMC Arizona Center 24, North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, USA

October 20, 2020 9:54 PM

“I went to the movies last night at 7:40 thinking it was safe because the theater room was empty. I got a medium popcorn with butter (they had little cups of butter they gave you behind the counter), a medium drink (filled from the soda flavor machine: I got cherry vanilla coke zero), and a bunch a c... See Morerunch (that was sealed in plastic). The straw for the drink was also behind the counter to help hygene. An hour or two after I got home from the movie (around 11) I ended up getting diarrhea and needing to quickly run to the bathroom multiple times in a short succession. I eventually felt well enough to go to sleep. I woke up the next morning around 7:30 am feeling really nauseous. Around 8 I had a bought of vomiting multiple times in a row. Not too long after that the diarhea came back. Around 9 am I actually was going back and forth between the two in short succession , and then soon after went back to just diarhea. I eventually felt okay enough that I could lay down and rest again and by now I feel a lot better but I still feel kind of queazy/ lightly nauseous and my stomache feels delicate. I also still have slight diarhea now when I go the the bathroom (it's about 7 pm). I haven't eaten anything since yet. See Less
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AMC Fairlane 21, Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Stomach Pain
AMC Fairlane 21, Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, USA

October 11, 2020 12:24 AM

“I ate a large popcorn with butter from there and now my stomach hurts badly and I feel nauseous See Less
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AMC CLASSIC Jefferson Point 18, West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Stomach Pain
AMC CLASSIC Jefferson Point 18, West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

September 21, 2020 7:37 AM

“I went to the theater with a friend of mine to watch a movie at 7:45 pm last night. I purchased a bag of popcorn and ate it while watching the movie. The popcorn wasn’t very good but I didn’t think much of it at the time. I went to bed last night and woke up in the middle of the night feeling incred... See Moreibly sick, and I wasn’t able to fall back asleep. I was suffering from abdominal pain and I also had watery diarrhea. I haven’t vomited yet, but I don’t suspect I’m far off. It’s caused me pain, sleep deprivation, and I had to call in sick today at work. I’m fairly frustrated to say the least. See Less
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AMC CLASSIC Frontier 9, Dell Range Boulevard, Cheyenne, WY, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting
AMC CLASSIC Frontier 9, Dell Range Boulevard, Cheyenne, WY, USA

March 15, 2020 12:24 AM

“After ate their popcorn and is not like a ate a big bucket. It was just the medium popcorn I start to feel nausea and vomiting. See Less
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AMC Fresh Meadows 7, Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
AMC Fresh Meadows 7, Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY, USA

March 2, 2020 12:04 PM

Hot dog  As soon as i bit hotdog i felt nauseous, I’ve been throwing up and having diarrhea since then  See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

AMC DINE-IN Northbrook 14, Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
AMC DINE-IN Northbrook 14, Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL, USA

February 18, 2020 12:58 AM

“I got sick from the bacon chicken mac & cheese. See Less
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AMC Veterans 24, Anderson Road, Tampa, FL, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
AMC Veterans 24, Anderson Road, Tampa, FL, USA

February 17, 2020 10:03 PM

Popcorn with butter gave my son food poisoning. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User