There are few activities as satisfying as watching a new flick on the big screen — especially now that the world is opening back up and theaters along with it. And cannabis goes along with the movie theater experience like buttered popcorn, Skittles, and giant cups of Coke.

A Miner and Co. Studio survey showed that cannabis users said that consuming the plant increased their interest in whatever they were watching and boosted their attention span.

What strains are best to consume before sitting in that comfy recliner seat you reserved at the local megaplex? Likely a hybrid strain — something that keeps you invested in what you’re watching but also relaxes you so you can chill out to the max.

Here are the top five strains we recommend:


This strain, also known as Gorilla Glue, Original Glue, and simply Glue, is an award-winner known for its euphoric and couch-locking effects (think glue + couch).

“Relaxed” and “hungry” are two of the top effects listed by consumers of the strain according to the authoritative cannabis website and database, Leafly.

This is a versatile option but could be best for a super-hero or action film. 

Blue Dream

Among the most famous hybrid strains, Blue Dream is perfect for the movies thanks to its “cerebral stimulation and full-body relaxation,” as described in Leafly.

“Creative” and “uplifted” are two of the most common user descriptions of the sativa-dominant strain in the Leafly database.

This strain may be best for a plot-twisting mystery or thriller. 


Likely named after the Girl Scout cookies, Do-Si-Dos are an indica-dominant hybrid strain that provide an immediate heavy hit. AllBud describes the high as a: “cerebral rush of euphoric energy…before fading into a happy stoney introspection.” If that doesn’t make you want to take a few hits before you walk into the theater, we don’t know what will.

“Relaxed” and “hungry” are two of the most common feelings reported by Leafly users. This strain is probably best for a “popcorn flick” with plenty of entertainment value but not as thought-provoking.  

Photo: Svitlana Ponurkina via 123RF
Photo: Svitlana Ponurkina via 123RF

Apple Fritter

Like the pastry, this hybrid is reportedly delicious and uplifting but with enough weight to keep you locked to your chair. This strain is probably perfect for a comedy as “relaxed,” “tingly,” and “giggly” are the three top feelings reported by Leafly users.

White Widow

This is another well-known and popular hybrid born in the 1990s.

Wikileaf touts the strain’s “quick-acting cerebral effects.” Adding that users can be “tuned into sounds and patterns that may have gone unnoticed before.” 

“Energetic” and “creative” are two of the top feelings associated with the strain, according to user reports in the Leafly database.

White Widow is probably best for something a little more avant-garde that requires some creative thinking to understand. It makes for great conversation over dinner after the credits roll.

Whether you’re out to catch the latest thriller, romcom, or indie art flick, consider one of these five strains before you sit down and lock yourself in for the ride.

But remember, always consume responsibly — public consumption of cannabis is banned in every legal state, as is driving under the influence. 

May we recommend a ride-hailing service like Lyft or Uber or even a nice walk if you live within a reasonable distance?

Enjoy the show!