Fancy Foods For Your Retro Home Movie Theater Concession Stand

Posted on: 11 January 2017

If you have a dedicated home movie theater in your house, then you probably want to throw movie night parties for your friends. If you have a concession stand set up as part of the decor, then you should stock it with some fancy gourmet food that the foodies in your crowd will love. It's a bit more impressive than offering people bland popcorn and super sweet candy. Here are some cool ideas.

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

These are a nice spin on the famous chocolate covered raisins and other candies that populate movie concession stands all around the country. For many adults, the candy of their youth might be too sweet, or just "not healthy," so this is a great little treat to offer. The espresso beans are dipped in dark chocolate. They are crunchy and have an intense coffee flavor. You can serve them in a big bowl on the concession stand, or you can get little single serve packages that only have a few espresso beans in each packet.

Gourmet Popcorn Popped Fresh

Popcorn is an essential part of every movie concession stand. However, you don't want to just get a bag of store brought, and possibly stale, popcorn. What you should do is get gourmet popcorn kernels and then pop them right at the concession stand in an air popper. You can get flavored kernels (chili pepper, mango, lime, butter, etc...) that will make it even more interesting. Your guests will love all of the cool flavors that they would never have seen at a movie theater.

Make sure to get those classic movie style popcorn tubs. You want to go full out, so instead of serving the popcorn in bowls, get the cardboard tubs (or paper sacks) that you find in old fashioned movie theaters.

Salt Water Taffy

One of the best ways to get that retro vibe is to have salt water taffy. It's a good candy option for those guests who don't like the chocolate/coffee combination that the chocolate covered espresso beans have.

Microbrew Soda

While some guests would like beer and wine, you should definitely have soda as well. This is the classic movie theater drink. However, to make it a bit more trendy, get some bottles of microbrew sodas. These are similar to micro-brew beer in that they are made in small, craft focused batches. You can even stock some old flavors that are no longer popular with mass produced brands (such as sarsaparilla) but which can be found when you look at small, craft soda makers.