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Old 06-11-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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The "butter" smells like baby vomit. I wouldn't touch a kernel of that junk.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The "butter" smells like baby vomit. I wouldn't touch a kernel of that junk.
Well, with THAT embedded into my brain now, I guess I'll never be having popcorn at the theater anymore.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: In a happy, quieter home now! :)
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It's still the same wonderful popcorn and butter-stuff. Nothing's changed at all.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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The big-chain cinemas around here all use popcorn that they receive pre-popped, in huge plastic bags. They re-heat it and add butter (or some sort of yellow junk). There are a couple of small, very old, movie houses, though, who still pop the popcorn fresh and put tons of real butter on it. It's divine!

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Old 06-11-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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I just can't get myself to get anything but the biggest dang bucket that they sell! I don't care what it costs....you're at the movies so it's a must-do and it's so much fun!
But I do have to decide what to tell the person behind the counter - - how much butter I'd like on it! Ya never know if they're heavy-handed with it or if they're the type that put the butter on like they're paying for it personally!
I like them to put on a pretty good amount of the hot butter!
Now I want some!
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I don't mind the faux-butter topping, but real butter is soooo much better.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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It doesn't taste as good as it smells....that's for sure!!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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The big-chain cinemas around here all use popcorn that they receive pre-popped, in huge plastic bags. They re-heat it and add butter (or some sort of yellow junk). There are a couple of small, very old, movie houses, though, who still pop the popcorn fresh and put tons of real butter on it. It's divine!

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Yes, we used the pre-popped popcorn back when I worked in a theater...way back in the 70s! We always tried to refill during the movies, but sometimes we had to drag out those big bags of popcorn...I always felt bad about that.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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I worked at General Cinema back around 1992. We used to pop our own popcorn upstairs, and bag it days in advance. We'd put it in the bin behind the concession to warm up, and whatever wasn't purchased that day went back in the same bag, stored upstairs, and put back out for sale the next day. Nothing like spending your shift in a small, dirty, room upstairs popping corn for 8 hours straight. If you had seen this facility, not only would you gag, you'd probably opt out of the $5 [20 years ago] refillable Monster Bucket [real name] of popcorn, especially if you were being served by our resident "Penny Funk" or our intellectually-challenged "booger eater".

The oil that the popcorn was popped in, as well as the "butter flavored topping" at the concession are substances that are not native to planet Earth. We called the concession stuff "1000 Boo" because the list of ingredients was a mile long list of un-pronounceable chemicals, the first of which was "1000bu----". It's the culinary version of dividing by zero, something that even Walter White would scratch his head over. In fact, Walter's specialty is probably less harmful than this stuff.

If you want to know anything more about the behind the scenes workings of your local theater, let me know. I can tell you a few doozies, including:
*the lady who s#!t herself right in front of the concession stand [I cleaned it up]
*A female employee made to lance the cyst of the 350lb manager in his office while on duty
*Criminal levels of ticket reselling
*Photographic evidence of marquee tampering [Quiz Show = J!zz Show, for example]
*Pot smoking and margarita making by on duty employees, including management
*A photo of several employees that involves one bare derriere, a broomstick, a bottle of aforementioned 1000 Boo and a "Please Enter Here" sign.

It was the most fun you can have working a Saturday night for $3.75 an hour. Next time you go to the theater and buy popcorn, remember these stories as they ask you if you'd like "butter" on that...

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Old 06-13-2012, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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also we ate Butterkist, it was never as popular here in scotland as in the US... I dont know how anyone needs one of those big oversized buckets of popcorn.. its horrible.. and salty popcorn is out.. I have a big packet of Butterkist in the cupboard but refuse to eat it now.. and no it doesnt seem the same.. or is it me..
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