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Best movie theater popcorn

htown Oct 2, 2000 04:11 PM

I always thought this should be a Best of Boston category...Any suggestions? The Lexington Flick on Mass Ave used to have GREAT popcorn. Seems they've changed lately though. The kind they have now is pretty typical.

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    Justin Kerber Oct 11, 2000 03:55 PM

    West Newton Cinema, I think, has the best movie popcorn. Also (tied with the Coolidge Corner Movie Theater) the best movies.


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    1. re: Justin Kerber
      Ezra Sep 5, 2001 10:31 PM

      I'll have to second the popcorn at the West Newton Cinema, at least based on my having worked there 10 years ago! I'm pretty sure it's still the same thing though - it's freshly popped, they use this yummy salty seasoned stuff with each batch, and they only use REAL butter.

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      VvrroomVroom Jul 23, 2009 05:15 PM

      Dedham Community Theater!!! They pop it fresh and use REAL butter...it is FANTASTIC!!

      1. ScubaSteve Jul 23, 2009 05:58 PM

        i'm fond of the popcorn at the Kendall Sq Theater.
        it seems to always be just-popped.

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        1. re: ScubaSteve
          pollystyrene Jul 23, 2009 06:26 PM

          I'll second the Kendall, along with its sister Landmark theater in Waltham. I like it much better than West Newton or the Coolidge.

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            CreativeFoodie42 Jul 24, 2009 08:03 AM

            I also love that Kendall offers the various toppings to put on it.

            1. re: CreativeFoodie42
              pickledtink Jul 24, 2009 11:58 AM

              I like the toppings at Kendall too...it's like having an unique "independent" popcorn to go with your independent movie :)

          2. re: ScubaSteve
            Stride Jul 24, 2009 01:43 PM

            Yes but sadly the Kendall no longer uses real butter with their popcorn. Listen carefully next time when you buy it and they ask you if you want [almost sounds like butter but isn't] with it.

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              pollystyrene Jul 25, 2009 12:08 AM

              I was trying to think what it was about the Landmark theaters' popcorn that I like so much (aside from its being fresh), and I believe it's not as dry as the Coolidge or West Newton popcorn. I love butter, but I don't get it at the Kendall or Embassy because it doesn't need it. They must use really great oil or something.

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                Stride Jul 25, 2009 07:40 AM

                It must be expensive oil, too. They've jacked up their prices to over $5 for a small popcorn! I love the Kendall, but will not be getting popcorn much in the future, butter or no butter. :-(

              2. re: Stride
                Ralphie_in_Boston Jul 25, 2009 09:09 AM

                if it's $5 for a small, maybe they're putting _burrata_ on it....that sounds almost like butter!

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              Gabatta Jul 23, 2009 08:06 PM

              Somerville theater has popcorn with real butter and you can wash it down with a cold Magic Hat.

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              1. re: Gabatta
                Bob Dobalina Jul 24, 2009 11:37 AM

                Yeah, that's the stuff.

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                wontonton Jul 24, 2009 03:13 PM

                The Brattle Theater uses real butter, and you can salt it yourself, or you can get it with nothing on it at all if you're on diet.

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                1. re: wontonton
                  sidecar Jul 24, 2009 03:41 PM

                  Seconds on the Brattle -- only place I've ever taken the popcorn with me after the movie was over to finish it...

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                  Scruffy The Cat Jul 24, 2009 07:04 PM

                  I agree on West Newton Cinema though I think it's the real butter that does it. I also appreciate Embassy Theatre Waltham's efforts to make fresh popcorn. Big thumbs down to those who have pre-made popcorn in bags.

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