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Does anyone know the ingredients of movie theater popcorn at Regal and Lowe's cinemas? My sister used to work at a movie theater and ensured me it was made without real butter, but I am not certain as I just read something in a book that said this was not the case. I do love movie theater popcorn so I hope my sister was right.
 

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I just asked my friend who manages a regal theater and here's his answer:<br><br><br><br>
"No, we do not have real butter due to lawsuits about exposing customers to it without putting warning labels. How silly"<br><br><br><br>
So there you go, there's no butter in the popcorn at regal theaters. Chow down.
 

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I don't know of any theater chain that uses real butter. I figure it's a cost-cutting move. You can always call ahead of time to find out but it's almost always oil.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I thought all plastics were vegan?</div>
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Not if it's got horse parts in it. Or, you know...whatever.
 

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I asked an employee at Loews (an AMC theatre), and they said their popcorn has real butter in it. I don't know if he was telling the truth, because he wouldn't let me see the ingredients. It's safer to assume he was correct.
 

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I've also read (and don't remember where) that due to allergy and spoilage issues, movie theaters do not use butter...<br><br><br><br>
I don't like popcorn, so doesn't much matter to me anyway...
 

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I used to work at a Lowes. We weren't allowed to call it butter. We had to call it "Butter Flavored Topping". It was primarily partially hydrogenated something. We used corn oil to pop the popcorn, I think. There is also a seasoning salt that we used when popping, I don't remember the ingredients, but it always looked like the powdered cheese in the mac and cheese boxes. This is what made the popcorn yellow. I wouldn't be so certain that the topping or seasoning salt is vegan. You might want to call your local theater, although I'm sure all the Lowes use the same ingredients.<br><br>
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