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At first, it seems like another innocent stretch of sidewalk.
But when you hoof it on Fleet Street by the Maryland Athletic Club, the smell suddenly smacks you right in the face: popcorn.
Not just any popcorn, either.
I'm talking about rich, buttery movie theater popcorn -- the kind they serve in big paper bags and charge an arm and a leg for, but if you're a popcorn fanatic like me, you pay it anyway.
The source of this awesome scent is the Landmark Theatre around the corner on President Street. There must be some kind of vent that goes straight from popcorn booth at the concession stand to the sidewalk on Fleet Street ...
Since the theater is open until late night, you can catch a whiff of eau de popcorn all afternoon and evening. It must be hell for people who come out of the gym and are looking for a healthy snack. Few scents are more seductive than real movie theater popcorn. Mmm.
Now all the theater needs to do is run another vent from the popcorn booth to the front of the theater. That way, people who walk by it will be twice as tempted to see a flick.
Writing this post has made me hungry. And I just had some a bag of Pop Secret Homestyle last night. Sigh.(Photo by me)