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Movie Popcorn

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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    Filmfreaketta RE: Julia 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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      mc michael RE: Julia Aug 6, 2002 11:07 AM

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

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        Hershey Bomar RE: mc michael Dec 14, 2008 04:51 PM

        I think the Rialto is closed except for private rentals?

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        jesse RE: Julia 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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          porlagente RE: Julia 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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            Jwsel RE: Julia 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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              Hershey Bomar RE: Jwsel 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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              NYCnowLA RE: Julia Dec 14, 2008 02:13 PM

              mmmmm, popcorn topping

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                casualcat RE: NYCnowLA 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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