Friday Fun: Spotlight on Popcorn
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For modern movie-goers, popcorn and cinemas go hand in hand. However, this wasn’t always the case. When vendors began selling popcorn outside of movie theatres in the late 19th century, the theatre owners were worried that the treat would distract their customers from the movies. As the sales of popcorn increased, it became apparent that this savory snack held money making potential; therefore, as of 1912, cinemas began selling popcorn. Nowadays, popcorn sales account for more of movie theatres’ profits than ticket sales.

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