Episode 10: Get it Poppin’ with Popcorn

by Lia Ballentine

It’s the Season Finale! Did you know Anna & Lia met working at a movie studio?  It's true, so there was only one food to wrap the 1st season with: Popcorn. They reminisce about their days as “Hollywood Elites,” compare popcorn eating strategies & discuss their deep love for movie theater loyalty programs. Lia tells us about National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, the Kellogg family member you don’t know but should, the 7,000 year old popcorn found in Aztec tombs, and the hidden meaning behind Cracker Jack 's unofficial jingle, "Take Me Out To The Ballgame." Then Anna takes us through the 100 year love story between popcorn and the movies, from world wars to talkies, to an enterprising woman who pioneered selling concessions in theaters in the 1930s. Because if you didn’t have popcorn, did you even see the movie? We'll be back with more episodes Spring 2021!

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Explore more form the show:
Hear the classic movie theater (remember those?) ditty Let's All Go to the Lobby.
Check out Orville Redenbacher's "Movie Theater Butter" commercial
Take any excuse to watch Singin' in the Rain 

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