I’m an employee of Pacific Theatres Glendale 18, and there was a letter published in your newspaper about the quality of our popcorn (“Theater skimps on facet of enjoyment,” Nov. 28).
Our popcorn is not day-old. Every morning we start with a clean popper. At 9:30 a.m., you could’ve seen me popping fresh popcorn. If there aren’t enough guests to warrant more, sometimes it’ll stay in our warmer.
I understand where you’re coming from, Derrick. Everyone loves fresh popcorn.
When I come to a movie, I would love to have a fresh batch popped specifically for me, or a designated popper with my name on it to ensure freshness. But that’s simply not efficient. And we mix fresh with not-so-fresh so everyone can experience the freshest popcorn. Popcorn tastes better when it sits and the salt and oil has had a chance to dry.