RE: Popcorn Preference
I'm sure we can all agree the worst place to get popcorn is usually the local movie theater. I do, however, have fond memories of the popcorn at the Music Box theater on Southport in Chicago. The Music Box was a second run theater with a moorish interior, complete with night sky and a house organ.
The best part was walking into the lobby and seeing (and smelling)the popcorn actually being popped (instead of pre-popped and warmed by a 60 watt light bulb). Then, instead of the bubbling pot of yellow chemicals, there would be a pound of beautiful Wisconsin butter melting away. I haven't had theater popcorn that good in 17 years.