AMC Cinema\'s popcorn

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 5:06am
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does anyone successfully eat this without butter? i asked popcorn girl at stand about their popcorn and she didnt know. we saw our first movie yesterday and i just wanted to get through the movie without eating anything. i was going to buy my son some dots but didnt. he asked about popcorn and i felt bad. i emailed them and will call tomorrow just wanted some info. from other parents, thanks.

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 2:41pm
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Go early or call ahead and speak to a manager. Cinemas often order their popcorn oil individually. Most of the local cinemas in my area use a cottonseed oil with artificial color and salt in the popping oil, but I've been in theaters where soybean oil was used and others in which canola was the oil of choice.
ygg

Posted on: Mon, 04/10/2006 - 10:16am
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tidina, Canadian specific, but I'm fairly sure the first time I had to check on movie theatre popcorn the popcorn was AMC Cinema.
I was so happy because the person left the popcorn/candy stand and went and checked with her manager who checked the box and they didn't make me feel like a pita. It was vegetable oil that was used and since here, in Canada, if it's peanut oil it has to say it is, then I knew it was okay.
We also get buttered popcorn no problem.
I've actually found theatres pretty good when it comes to PA. If they're offering some "deal" with popcorn, pop and candy for a particular kids' movie, I've had them sub the unsafe chocolate bar many a time and no one has ever looked at me as though I was an alien (not for that reason anyway [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ).
Just thinking about the movies has me thinking about what we're planning for July 7th - Pirates of the Caribbean II. We can hardly wait! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 4:08am
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just spoke to a manager at my AMC theatre. they use coconut oil to make the orville redenbacher popcorn and the butter is soybean oil based. i know coconut is not a nut but i dont like to have my son eat it??? she seemed knowledgeable and talked about not knowing if popcorn manufacturer had nuts near popcorn but i believe orvilles popcorn kernels are safe. we can bring our own popcorn and ill get him dots candies at theatre i guess [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited April 11, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 6:39am
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May I ask why you are uncomfortable with coconut oil?
My son eats popcorn all the time at our AMC theater (we just saw Ice Age 2 Sunday and he had a huge popcorn).

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 7:00am
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he had a spoon of cool whip before which has coconut oil and some cookie from keebler that had coconut oil but i had tried the vitamin gummies and he had red bumps on torso for a few days. i was slathering the eucerin on him so i dont know if it was the vitamins, the cream or nothing?? btw we saw that too, it was really cute, my son loved it.
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited April 11, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 2:41pm
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Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

Go early or call ahead and speak to a manager. Cinemas often order their popcorn oil individually. Most of the local cinemas in my area use a cottonseed oil with artificial color and salt in the popping oil, but I've been in theaters where soybean oil was used and others in which canola was the oil of choice.
ygg

Posted on: Mon, 04/10/2006 - 10:16am
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tidina, Canadian specific, but I'm fairly sure the first time I had to check on movie theatre popcorn the popcorn was AMC Cinema.
I was so happy because the person left the popcorn/candy stand and went and checked with her manager who checked the box and they didn't make me feel like a pita. It was vegetable oil that was used and since here, in Canada, if it's peanut oil it has to say it is, then I knew it was okay.
We also get buttered popcorn no problem.
I've actually found theatres pretty good when it comes to PA. If they're offering some "deal" with popcorn, pop and candy for a particular kids' movie, I've had them sub the unsafe chocolate bar many a time and no one has ever looked at me as though I was an alien (not for that reason anyway [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ).
Just thinking about the movies has me thinking about what we're planning for July 7th - Pirates of the Caribbean II. We can hardly wait! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 4:08am
tidina's picture
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Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

just spoke to a manager at my AMC theatre. they use coconut oil to make the orville redenbacher popcorn and the butter is soybean oil based. i know coconut is not a nut but i dont like to have my son eat it??? she seemed knowledgeable and talked about not knowing if popcorn manufacturer had nuts near popcorn but i believe orvilles popcorn kernels are safe. we can bring our own popcorn and ill get him dots candies at theatre i guess [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited April 11, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 6:39am
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May I ask why you are uncomfortable with coconut oil?
My son eats popcorn all the time at our AMC theater (we just saw Ice Age 2 Sunday and he had a huge popcorn).

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 7:00am
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he had a spoon of cool whip before which has coconut oil and some cookie from keebler that had coconut oil but i had tried the vitamin gummies and he had red bumps on torso for a few days. i was slathering the eucerin on him so i dont know if it was the vitamins, the cream or nothing?? btw we saw that too, it was really cute, my son loved it.
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited April 11, 2006).]

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