May 07, 1990 12:00 PM

Item: Moviegoers in the Washington, D.C., area rebel against high concession stand prices by smuggling candy and popcorn into theaters. (Theater owners say they must charge $3.50 for 13 cents’ worth of popcorn to make money, but where does the ticket revenue go?) Item: Warner Bros, joins the Disney organization in refusing to allow commercials before its films in theaters. Two steps forward for the stub-holder revolution! Item: Ernest Goes to Jail zooms up the box office charts. One step backward for the stub-holder revolution.

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