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The Backstory Of Popcorn Being A Cinema Snack Worldwide

Popcorn goes waaay back.

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We all love the taste and smell of fresh popcorn—the sweet caramel mixed with butter is just simply irresistible.

Although we have been enjoying this snack with our movies, how many of us actually know the history and why popcorn has become so synonymous with movies? So, here’s a history lesson on popcorn for you.

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This delicious snack became famous in the mid 1800’s, known back then as steamed corn kernels. It was a popular late night family snack and served mainly at carnivals and on the streets.

Popcorn itself started becoming famous in the 1890’s when Charles Cretors built the first popcorn-popping machine. However, back in the day, because theatres were only for the rich and educated, theatre owners saw popcorn as a cheap and noisy snack, and therefore refused to sell it.

It was only in the 1930’s, when theatres were open to the general public that popcorn too became a popular movie snack. Popcorn was also cheap and affordable.

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Soon, theatre owners stated to notice that popcorn increased the sales of movie tickets. The owners began setting up their own popcorn machines in cinemas so moviegoers could easily buy it… and the rest, is cinematic history. Today, a movie experience just isn’t complete without a big bag of popcorn!

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