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Best Theater Concession Food?

ScottMcCabe May 23, 2009 10:34 AM

What are your favorite theater concession foods in and around L.A.?

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    jeffandnat RE: ScottMcCabe May 23, 2009 10:52 AM

    A box of milk duds dumped into a warm bucket of popcorn is the way to go. (No butter on the popcorn). Salt from the popcorn adheres to the duds. Mix it up good so that you always get a dud with each handful of popcorn. Basic but good!

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      Cinnamon RE: ScottMcCabe May 23, 2009 10:56 AM

      Nonpareils, the little chocolate caps with white dots on them.

      And the occasional hot dog. And popcorn. Seems like more locally have nachos than hot dogs, which are not a movie theater food to me.

      1. Azizeh RE: ScottMcCabe May 23, 2009 09:53 PM

        I think the OP is asking which theaters have the best concession stands. I may be wrong, but I figured since it was LA specific.

        I like the Arclight and Landmark's popcorn the best (real butter.) Landmark also had a whole slew of oddball snacks and candy that you don't typically see in movie theaters. Arclight has a decent Hebrew National hotdog, too.

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          Cinnamon RE: Azizeh May 23, 2009 11:14 PM

          Oh, heh. Sorry. I think I recall that about Landmark popcorn being good. There is of course The Bridge in Culver City that has a lounge, but I think the snacks and drinks there have to stay in the lounge.

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            Jwsel RE: Azizeh May 24, 2009 09:35 AM

            I have to disagree about the Arclight popcorn. I've never had a decent bucket of popcorn there. It always tastes stale and cardboard-ish to me. I much prefer having the Arclight's caramel corn and get better popcorn at the AMCs and Laemle.

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              Psiweaver RE: Azizeh May 24, 2009 08:46 PM

              I like the Arclight popcorn a lot, i've always had great popcorn there. Though I must say i really enjoy the caramel corn. very good.

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