Best Movie Popcorn


You’ll need napkins. Rather than limit you to the buttered packing material that passes for snacks in most movie houses, the Bow Tie Cinema chain has stepped up and acknowledged a key truth: Theaters ain’t restaurants, and theater employees ain’t cooks, so why not let the people who specialize in popcorn do the popping? Enter Jack & Harry’s Gourmet Popcorn, whose cheddar or caramel or sour-cream flavors are all worth the bump in price above the usual fare. You can get it savory, sweet, or straight-up candied in cinnamon. The Bow Tie folks warm it for you, so you won’t feel like you’re getting something that’s been lying around, and it won’t lie around after you buy it, because you’ll scarf it all down right there in the theater, in those nicely oversized new seats. Just don’t forget the napkins — that cheddar cheese will leave your fingers looking like Cheetos. 260 West 23rd Street, Manhattan 10011, 212-691-5519,

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 13, 2015

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