• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

My Son Wants To Go To A Movie This Weekend
0

12 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

lichjen    0

can I have any of the treats there (besides the boxed (non cookied) candy

normally we don't go to movies - I told him it depended on money esp with rent and electric due (gosh the last time we went to a movie at the theatre was the Simpsons movie and before that was Men in Black II so we don't go often LOL so he has been ONCE his whole life)

so he would like popcorn - I know I do NOT have the will power to say NO to movie theater popcorn if it is RIGHT THERE saying EAT ME - and then on the screen going UH EAT ME LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


yolo    61

can I have any of the treats there (besides the boxed (non cookied) candy

normally we don't go to movies - I told him it depended on money esp with rent and electric due (gosh the last time we went to a movie at the theatre was the Simpsons movie and before that was Men in Black II so we don't go often LOL so he has been ONCE his whole life)

so he would like popcorn - I know I do NOT have the will power to say NO to movie theater popcorn if it is RIGHT THERE saying EAT ME - and then on the screen going UH EAT ME LOL

I suggest you call first to see if what they put in it is OK or not or if there is likely CC. If its likely not OK for him, I suggest you bring your own bag of home made popcorn stuffed in a large purse or a regular kid's back pack. Getting sick just to fit in is not a fun way to spend the weekend. It will be dark. No one will see.

Bea

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Adalaide    361

I covered myself the first time I went to a movie. I called ahead and spoke with the manager telling him that because they serve hot dogs and many other gluten containing foods that I can not purchase their popcorn. Heck, the box of Gobstoppers I had said they were manufactured in a facility with wheat so I told him that I can't even have a significant amount of the candy they sell. He said that it wouldn't be a problem for me to bring my own popcorn and that's exactly what I did. When the person who checks tickets said I couldn't bring it in I simply told him that the manager said it was fine. If they give you crap tell them that celiac is protected under the ADA. All a manager needs to hear are those three letters to shut up and do whatever they have to to avoid a lawsuit. (No, I don't like throwing that around but I'll be damned if I have to see a movie without popcorn just because I can't trust them to make it for me.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ravenwoodglass    1,219

I go to the movies once or twice a year. When I first went to one I asked to see the popcorn oil and they were nice enough to bring it out for me. Long story short the popcorn oil was safe but I do skip the butter flavored stuff that gets poured on it. We can't get a real person on the phone just a recording so I went in early before they got busy to ask.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Darn210    174

My daughter has not had an issue with movie theater popcorn . . . but she is not overly sensitive.

However, if money is tight you may want to skip the theater popcorn. It is OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive. I took my daughter and her friend to the movies two weeks ago and the popcorn and soda were more expesive than the matinee priced movie tickets.

When we go to the movies "on the cheap", I take a big purse and take each kid a movie-sized box of candy ($1 a box at Wal-Mart vs $4 to $5) at the movies. I take a couple of sandwich bags of popcorn made from home (and let's face it, I am the one that eats most of the popcorn and I don't need it). I pack a couple of small plastic cups for soda. We buy one soda and I use it as a pitcher and pour everyone small cups once inside the theater because quite frankly, the sodas are outrageously expensive as well and huge!! What 10 year old needs a 32 ounce root beer? It just means we'll have to get up during the middle of the movie to hit the restroom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Kjas    12

I always buy beforehand and bring stuff in with me, it's safer and way cheaper. If they ask, I tell them I have celiac disease and therefore I need to know my food is safe. Nobody has ever argued, especially if you call beforehand and let them know and get the manger to okay it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


sariesue    27

I just buy the popcorn or candy that I know is gluten free and I haven't had a problem with it. Just check to see the ingredients. In the 3 movie theaters that I go to the popcorn is far away from the things like the nachos and hot dogs. So CC is fairly limited. And the nacho chip stuff is all prepackaged and when they serve hot dogs they use disposable gloves. Personally, I don't see it as being less safe than food coming from a facility that also contains wheat. Or eating at a house like mine that has a shared kitchen.

But, if you are really that concerned wait two months and rent the DVD from Redbox for 1$ and get a bag of microwave popcorn you trust. That will cost like 5 dollars for the 2 or even more of you instead of the 40 it will cost for tickets, sodas and popcorn at the theater.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Monael    9

What I usually do is eat a nice meal before going to the movies so that I am not tempted to eat a bunch of candy. That way I am too full to even consider it. My son doesn't even ask me to buy him anything because he is not hungry either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
maximoo    39

We go to the second run theater where the price is either $1 or $4 depending on the day. Due to the outrageously priced items I have always brought my own snacks/drinks for me & the kids. However DD really loves movie popcorn & I will splurge on a $5 small that is really worth .25 cents. lol There is no chance of cc as far as I can see. The popcorn is scooped straight into the bag & butter poured.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,897
    • Total Posts
      938,539
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,805
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Smarting
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I had 23andme testing which showed I have genes DQ2.5 and DQ8. When I learned this I decided to stop eating gluten to PREVENT getting celiac, but didn't worry about cross-contamination. A year later I got sick, and eventually had an endoscopy which showed Marsh 1. My blood tests were negative, as one would expect for anyone eating gluten-free. My gastroenterologist told me I could either decide to live like a celiac, or do the full 12-week gluten challenge. I cleaned up my kitchen and started being very careful with eating away from home, and my symptoms went away.
    • The beginning of your story sounds very much like mine. I stopped eating gluten regularly when I adopted a mostly paleo diet years ago (bonus: my lifelong canker sores disappeared!). When I got 23andme testing done and learned I have both high-risk celiac genes, I stopped eating gluten altogether, thinking I couldn't trigger celiac if I didn't have gluten exposure. But, since I didn't have a celiac diagnosis or symptoms, I wasn't careful about cross-contamination.  Then I got sick. My symptoms were vague: bloating, food sitting like a rock in my stomach after eating, exercise intolerance, weight loss, chest tightness. I had a bunch of tests, tried omeprazole, and eventually had an endoscopy. Because I hadn't eaten gluten in a year, I didn't expect any results suggesting celiac, but sure enough, my biopsies came back as Marsh 1: inconclusive, but all the other reasons to cause this result had already been ruled out or were very unlikely. I then had bloodwork for celiac, which was negative, as expected for anyone on a gluten-free diet. At this point I was sent to a gastroenterologist, who said she could not definitively diagnose me with celiac, and that my options were either to assume I have celiac and live like a celiac, or to do the full 12-week gluten challenge and then repeat all the testing. i didn't want to take the risk of triggering another autoimmune disease by doing the gluten challenge, so I cleaned up my kitchen, replaced my cutting boards, cast iron pans, and anything plastic or silicone, and confined gluten to one corner of the counter. I started being the annoying person at restaurants and potlucks asking a thousand questions. And my symptoms went away. i still don't know whether I have celiac. I struggle with the restrictions it places on my life outside of my home (travel, social life). Periodically I wonder whether I shoukd just do the gluten challenge so I know. But I'm afraid of the possible risks. Your allergist did you a great disservice my telling you to go on a gluten-free diet without testing you for celiac. But that ship has sailed. At this point I would say your choices are the same as mine: either do a complete 12-week gluten challenge and then retest, or decide to live as if you had a firm celiac diagnosis. It can be a tough decision. Good luck and I hope you figure it out and get better very soon!  
    • We do not have gluten in my home other then the bread he  Uses to make school lunch sandwiches.  however I am divorced so he spends a good part of the week at his dad's as well where he can eat whatever he wants. My son is a terrible eater and has been very picky since he was 2 years old, he's now 6.  Up until recently he literally would only eat 5 things. He once vomited all over my kitchen after I insisted that he try watermelon.   In the last several months he's been expanding what it is that he will eat however. Unfortunately still no fruits or vegetables, I have to sneak those In via juice.  it is actually one of the reasons that  I am not in a hurry to get him tested. I have to return to Boston to see my specialist next summer and we are going to take my son with us then for testing.  so it buys me time to expand his food list just in case we have to take half of it away.  my brother's children however, because he's a farmer, have always eaten a lot of Whole foods.  his house is totally gluten free but his mother-in-law will take his daughter out for treats occasionally. She does not seem to suffer any adverse reactions. My nephew on the other hand was always constipated and bloated when he was on gluten.  The kids will literally just walk out into the garden and grab a cucumber and start eating it basically.  I'm not even exaggerating. I am envious that his kids will do that and I wish that I had  tried harder with my son when he was younger instead of always defaulting to what he would eat.  I know my nephew will verbalize a memory of not liking some of the changes that were made initially at their house, like with the gluten-free bread. But then he will say he likes it now. So I think kids do definitely adjust  their preferences.  unless of course you're my son, and then the neighbors are wondering whether or not they should call Child Protective Services because  There is an awful lot of screaming next door at dinner time.  
    • S. If this was the cause of celiac disease, the gluten-free diet would be useless, because people 25 Feb 2015 Fish exposed to glyphosate develop ... View the full article
  • Upcoming Events