I don't bother checking prices in movie theatres or at live shows. I know I am going to pay a bomb for anything I buy, be it a snack or a glass of wine or an ice cream. I bought R a bottle of water when we recently attended the Regent to see Le Grand Cirque. I think it was $5.50. Lalalalalalah. I am not listening.
R still had the bottle when we arrived home the brand was Aqua Panna, imported from Italy. Like tinned tomatoes, I cannot understand how such heavy items can be shipped from Italy to Australia and sold here competitively. Perhaps Australian mark ups are huge. I should think the technology and labour costs in producing and canning tomatoes would be much the same in Italy as here. As for water, well even Australian water bottled from the downstream Yarra River will cost more then petrol.