About


Popcorn Noir is a bar & restaurant at 30-32 Cottage St in Easthampton, MA.  Our location is adjacent to Mt. Tom’s Ice Cream & the Nashawannuck Pond.   We have three seating areas, including an outdoor patio on the pond.  We provide a seasonal menu for all diets, and including local produce.  There is a full-service bar, with some of the best cocktails in the Valley. 

Cinema
Click here or come to the restaurant to learn more about cinema entertainment (available only to members) in the theater seating area.

Private Events 
Book your birthday party or private function at Popcorn Noir. Business meetings, retreats, dance parties, game night, you name it. Rates for renting out the theater space vary according to the schedule. Bring in a DJ or special performance, arrange special menu options. It's all up to you! Visit our special events page for more information.



When did this place open? Who started it? 
Popcorn Noir opened on Halloween weekend, 2011. The restaurant was conceived by partners Kristen Davis and Tom Doherty, one year after choosing Easthampton as the place to raise their son Luka Harper, and moving to the Cottage St. neighborhood. 


Where did you come up with the name, Popcorn Noir? 

The name Popcorn Noir is a reflection of Easthampton’s successful blending of old-time residents and traditional sensibilities, with new arrivals from diverse backgrounds and walks of life. Not simply an average of the mainstream and the avant garde, both the film selection and the menu are an attempt to create a space for interplay of ideas, sharing of things loved and a community experience. 


How did you come up with the idea for this place? 

Prior to expansion in August, 2012, Popcorn Noir first opened as a movie lounge- a restaurant offering free entertainment in the form of movies (no admission). He had once worked for a man in Thailand who couldn’t get a restaurant license for his beachfront eatery. So he got a beach chair license, rented out the chairs, and gave away the food for free. Kristen owned restaurants in several countries in the past. When she had a great response from selling empanadas out of the back of her tricycle in Easthampton, she knew it was time to try it here. These and other experiences led us to take the plunge at a time that Cottage St. was ripe for something new.

Where did the logo come from? 

The logo was designed by Rob Kimmel. Check out his amazing work at robkimmeldesign.com 




We’d like to thank some of the awesome people and businesses in the community who have supported us and helped us in this exciting venture:

Rep. John W. Scibak

The Daily Hampshire Gazette
Hampshire College 
Greenfield Community College
Manchester Hardware 
City of Easthampton and Mayor Tautznik
Sen. Michael Knapik
Kevin Mulligan 
Aquarius Plumbing and Heating 
Rob Kimmel 
New England Public Radio
Springfield Republican/Masslive.com 
Jack Brown @ the Valley Advocate 
Frank “the Barber”
Brendan Walker
ECA+ 
Puffer Printing  
Fleury Lumber 
Gillette Restaurant Equipment 
Dan Whitely, Inc. 
Eric Matthews and Alan Slattery 
Palmer Paving 
Scott and Colleen Andrews 
KW Home                                                   
Craft Brewers Guild 
Nash Gallery 
Classic Wines 
Green River Ambrosia 
Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream 
Platterpus, Too 
Art Walk Easthampton  

And to the many people not on this short list, 
we greatly appreciate everything you’ve done. 
 We are so honored to be a part of this amazing community!