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Julia Aug 6, 2002 12:39 AM


Does anyone know if there's a movie theater that serves the old-fashioned movie popcorn(popped in coconut oil, topped with real butter, etc.)

I saw an ominous sign at the Grove theater, a dispenser labeled "Popcorn Topping", thus ridding the establishment of living up to the stringent "Butter Flavoring".

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    NYCnowLA Dec 14, 2008 02:13 PM

    mmmmm, popcorn topping

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    1. re: NYCnowLA
      casualcat Dec 15, 2008 11:07 AM

      i feel like every theater has the same pop corn, their butter leaves a film in your mouth, anyone else feel the same?

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      Jwsel Dec 14, 2008 02:02 PM

      Just to add generally to this topic, but who has particularly good movie popcorn? The two theaters near me are an Arclight and a Laemmle, and neither has good popcorn. The Arclight's popcorn, in particular, is really bad. Do any theaters have standout popcorn?

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      1. re: Jwsel
        Hershey Bomar Dec 14, 2008 04:53 PM

        Yeah, their popcorn is bad... why I wonder. I like most other things about the Arclight.

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        porlagente Dec 14, 2008 12:30 PM

        The Los Feliz 3 and The Vista (also in Los Feliz) both have real buttered popcorn.

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          jesse Aug 6, 2002 11:21 AM

          The New Beverly uses real butter, although I don't know about their popping method. It's cheap, too... two movies, popcorn and a Coke for less than ten dollars.

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            mc michael Aug 6, 2002 11:07 AM

            Try the Rialto in South Pasadena, or the Nuart in West LA.

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            1. re: mc michael
              Hershey Bomar Dec 14, 2008 04:51 PM

              I think the Rialto is closed except for private rentals?

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              Filmfreaketta Aug 6, 2002 12:50 AM

              I think the Aero in Santa Monica uses real butter. Not sure if they are still around though, lots on the news lately about it closing?

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