Not all movie popcorn is created equally. I love going to the movies (every week!) and part of my ritual is having a bag of popcorn with a beverage. However, some places just don’t get it consistently right. It’s popcorn not making creme brulees here. All I want is a nice warm bag of crunchy goodness without the butter. I have no scientific evidence but I think the “butter” is canola or vegetable oil flavored with butter so I pass on the stuff. Call me crazy but who knows!
If I was ranking movie popcorn regarding taste and consistency, there is only one that comes to mind. It’s AMC Movie! I love, love, love it! For me it has always been warm, not too salty and has the perfect crunch. There is nothing more annoying than a stale, cold and over salted popcorn. When I know I’m going to an AMC theatre, my lunch meal is popcorn. My second place vote is for Clearview Cinemas. Pretty good and a solid second. I’ll eat it but if I had leftover AMC popcorn I would probably sneak it into the theatre. And yes, I’ve read the no outside food policy too.
My least favorite so far is Regal Cinemas. For example, this weekend I went to see the Smufs with my movie BF. Yes, a grown chick with another grown chick seeing a kiddie movie. Her mom said I must be a good friend. I told my BF, I think you invited me so that no one in the theatre would think you were a pedofile. For the record, she is not! I was so disappointed in the popcorn. It was so salty that I finished my 33 oz. water and only 10% of my medium bag of popcorn. Movie food is so expensive anyway and who is going to get up once the movie starts, wait in a long line to ask for new popcorn which may be salty as well. Not me I say. Movie vs. Popcorn Return – the movie wins!
So next time you go to the movie theatre, just remember not all popcorn is created equally! Oh and the Smurf movie was cute if you’re wondering. : )