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Oct 2, 2000 04:11 PM

Best movie theater popcorn

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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

    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

      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.

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

      1. 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

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

          1. re: pollystyrene

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

            1. re: CreativeFoodie42

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

          2. re: ScubaSteve

            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.

            1. re: Stride

              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.

              1. re: pollystyrene

                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

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

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

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              1. 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

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