Picture from 3 Ways to Celebrate National Popcorn Popping Month This October
Popcorn became a mainstay at the movies in the early 1900s. Image ©Kerry Bennett

3 Ways to Celebrate National Popcorn Popping Month This October

It’s hard to imagine at night at the movies without a big bag of popcorn. The two have been inseparable since the early days of the film industry when street venders began selling the cheap and fragrant snack food outside of movie theaters.

At first cinema owners refused to sell snacks inside but that began to change when they realized the profitability of popped corn when the Great Depression hit.

October marks National Popcorn Popping Month and you can read all about the history of this yummy snack as well as fun popcorn facts to celebrate the event. Then pop up your own bowl of kernels or try one of these 50 Flavored Popcorn Recipes from the Food Network.