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By Lisa Butterworth
January 22, 2021
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The Golden Ticket Cocktail
Credit: Ryan Liebe

Serve A-list snacks, and your next movie night (or game day) will win rave reviews. You just need a medium stockpot with a lid to get popping. Wash your classic bites down with our blockbuster beverage: the Golden Ticket, a tiki-inspired all-ages thirst quencher. Shake up a batch from pineapple and orange juices and cream of coconut—add white rum for mature audiences only—then top them off with a splash of seltzer for a marquee evening.

old time candy boxes
Credit: JENNY HUANG

Old-Time Candy

A trip to the lobby concession stand is a big part of the box-office draw for us. We hope to be there again soon, but in the meantime, here's a stand-in to visit anytime: OldTimeCandy.com, a one-stop shop for all things sweet. Search by decade (enjoy fizzy '70s Zotz "rocket" candies with Star Wars) or theme (for Breakfast at Tiffany's, try 5th Avenue bars).

If you love the era of early 1900's silent films, snack on anise squares, Charleston Chews, orange slices, or Turtle Bites. Of course, what's old is new again. A few sweet snacks that remain popular today include Raisinets, Baby Ruth, Mounds, and Sno-Caps.

The Golden Ticket Mocktail

This family-friendly beverage starts with a refreshing combination of pineapple juice, cream of coconut, fresh orange juice, and bubbly seltzer to top it off. For an adults-only viewing party, add in 1½ ounces of white rum to two cocktails.

Movie-Theater-Style Popcorn

The secret to perfect popcorn that will instantly transport you from your couch to the movie theatre is a combination of vegetable oil and butter. We offer two deliciously different takes on popcorn: classic butter and maple-cayenne kettle corn. Be sure to season with plenty of salt—and quench your thirst with soda or our favorite fruity cocktail.

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