If you wish to replicate the movie-going experience from the comfort of home and without the hassle of actually going to the movies, then you simply cannot do without some good popcorn. There are several ways by which you can obtain some popcorn for your home-theater experience and some of them may be less convenient than others. The simplest way to get some popcorn for your home-theater experience is to just go out to the nearest 7/11 or other convenience store nearest to you and buy as much as you will need. Of course, this is sort of inconvenient and something that you should really plan ahead on. You might also be lucky and have some local establishment that offers popcorn deliveries, but this is quite rare. Another more convenient option is to buy some microwaveable popcorn. If you have ever had experience with using microwaveable popcorn however, you would know that while it might be fun to watch the paper bag come alive inside the microwave as the corn pops that the taste of microwave popcorn simply cannot rival authentic theater popcorn.
So how about for people who want authentic hot theater popcorn at the convenience of home? If you are one of these people, then you should seriously consider investing in one of the many types of home popcorn machines available for residential end-users. Residential popcorn machines are actually the same type of popcorn machines used by commercial establishments but which have been rated and scaled down for non-commercial use. This makes them cheaper than commercial popcorn makers while still retaining the authentic look of commercial popcorn machines as well as being able to produce high-quality popcorn with nothing compromised.
For a reasonably priced home popcorn machine, you should be prepared to spend about 400 USD or even less. It is actually quite cheap when you consider that most of these machines can last a lifetime.