Did you know popcorn remains one of the most popular cinema treats, first sold at the movies 100 years ago? Set up a movie party for family. If you need tips on popular cinema foods to choose from, keep reading.
In this movie night guide, you’ll learn about favorite sweets to add to your grocery list.
Amaze your guests with savory and unique treats.
Also, the next time you go to the cinema, order poutine or a gooey plate of nachos.
I’m sharing these cinema food suggestions because I’m a bestselling author and happiness researcher. I wrote a book called Happy Habits.
In my research, I learned that you can boost your mood by doing more social activities with people you love and thereby increasing your “emotional bank account” with these loved ones.
Basically, if you want to be happier, you need to invest in experiences – not material objects.
Ready to learn about the best movie treats? Here are some cinema foods for you to try out next time at the theatre. Some of these items are a bit naughty when it comes to health, so be sure you eat everything in moderation.
Let’s start with the most classic cinema treat-buttery popcorn. Popcorn remains a staple at movie theatres across the States.
Go to the theatre and consider trying a new seasoning this time. Have you always chosen dill? Consider adding ketchup flavoring to your popcorn this time around.
Looking for a low-sodium option for your movie night? One way to flavor your popcorn is to sprinkle white vinegar after it’s done cooking. You’ll enjoy the flavor without all the salt.
Some people prefer a sweeter variety of popcorn. Pick up caramel popcorn and throw some chocolate chunks into the bowl.
If you host a movie night, make sure you have a few different flavors for people to try. You could pick up a Popcorn Popper, as well.
Go shopping at a gourmet snack store to make your cinema night fun and memorable. Find some unique-flavored chips to try with your friends or loved ones.
Pick up kettle chips, tortilla chips with a hint of jalapeno, or the latest edition of Tortillas.
Set up large colorful bowls of everyone’s favorite chips to impress your friends and family. Set out plates so they can help themselves, buffet-style.
Do you want to try something adventurous? Make your potato chips by slicing potatoes and deep-frying them or baking them. You can add salt and pepper to them, sprinkle vinegar over them, or pick up seasonings.
Nachos tend to be a favorite among moviegoers. You can order a plate of nachos loaded with pulled pork, chili, or even gooey cheese.
If you’re hosting a movie night at home, pick up avocados, tomatoes, and sour cream. Make guacamole, and consider blitzing some tomatoes in your blender for fresh salsa. Don’t forget cilantro.
Get a doughy pretzel covered with cinnamon sugar, or pick a traditional salted pretzel. There are dipping sauces like honey-mustard or icing for the sweet-lovers.
Set out seasonings like onion powder, cheese, cinnamon sugar, or dill for your movie night.
If you’re in a rush, the refrigerated cookie dough will work.
But if you’re hosting a movie night, consider baking a few different kinds of cookies. For the traditional cookie lover, make sure you have a chocolate chip cookie or a sugar cookie.
Is someone gluten-free? Make sure you have a gluten-free cookie option. For fun, you could make a station where people get to make ice-cream cookie sandwiches.
Do you want a healthier snack option for the movies? Fruit is an excellent snacking option and will give you lots of minerals and vitamins. Go to your local market and pick up apples, strawberries, grapes, or oranges.
You could always offer guests chocolate-covered strawberries or bananas to add something special. Pick up a caramel or peanut butter dip.
Popcorn chicken is a fun and classic treat to snack on while watching your favorite series. You can pick up popcorn chicken at the grocer and cook them in your air fryer or the oven.
Make sure you pick up a variety of sauces for your guests. You could get honey mustard, sweet-n-sour sauce, or ranch dressing.
Layered dips are an excellent snack option for a crowd. Make up a Mexican dip with layers of fresh guacamole, spicy salsa, and sour cream. You could also create a cheesy spinach dip and set it in a bread bowl.
Consider making an artichoke dip or a sundried tomato pesto dip.
Pinwheels are like puff pastry but have a filling of meat and cheese. You roll up the pasty and form them into a bit of pinwheel. You only need three ingredients for these fun snacks. Make sure you use up your other sauces for these pinwheels.
Moviegoers love to indulge in this salty and savory treat. Consider picking up waffle fries for your guests if you want to try something new. Load the fries with rich gravy, fresh cheese, and bacon bits.
You could also offer sweet potato fries accompanied by a buffalo dip.
You can provide guests with cheeseburger sliders. Your guests might not get filled up on popcorn and candy but seek something more filling.
Make sure you have napkins and plates. This way, guests can enjoy these small sandwiches during movie watching.
Did you find this guide helpful on different cinema foods? You should try ordering something indulgent like poutine the next time you go to the theater. If you want something sweet, bake many different kinds of cookies.
Make a buffet table laden with different chips or popcorn chicken and dips for a fun movie night.
Explore a range of interesting research based insights and techniques for greater happiness in my bestseller Happy Habits.