Well here is a new one on me. As I strolled around Evanston, Illinois yesterday, I came upon a movie theater. And to what did my wide-eyed glance but appear? A movie, some popcorn, and perhaps a cup or two of beer!
Now, I am most certain a lot of Canadians are collectively shaking their toque-covered heads right about now. Hhhmmm, most interesting combination indeed.
Despite the fact that the premise of alcohol and public movie theaters would seem foreign to my fellow Canucks, the bigger issue I have is this: Who washes their theater-sized box of Dots and/or Nerds down with a Budweiser, anyway?
Perhaps the next most logical step would be to simply combine everything into one of those plastic popcorn tubs and be done with it. You know, instead of layering butter, how about sprinkling a few jolly ranchers on top for good measure. I say, skip the olives in the oh so very dry martini and float them on top of the popcorn tub. Ah, did I mention said tub is also laden with a few bottles of Molson Canadian? I mean, please, we must have a foreign beer in there somewhere for decorum.
If there is a paradigm shift in the Great White North that I am unaware of, and alcohol is being served alongside the nachos and cheese whilst watching the latest Star Wars movie, please do me a favor and let me know. Oh wait, I might be out in the movie theater lobby waiting for my beer foam to subside. And as the sign says, “Don’t forget the snacks!”