Why do one have pop corn while watching movies?

India
January 8, 2010 2:07am CST
Why pop corn? Most people have pop corn watching movies. Why pop corn specifically? Is there some kind of specific reason why one chooses pop corn?
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11 responses
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
i think that popcorn just caught on...i mean back to the days when the fair is the local favorite entertaining place popcorn is the easiest to transport and is quite delicious being hot on the spot. with the fair turning to cinemas popcorn's cheapness but tastiness just caught on. it's always on one's list of choices when one is budget conscious. and with the high cost of going to cinemas now, i'd buy it for myself .
• India
9 Jan 10
I think we have Popcorns while watching movies is because of the fact that we have to sit there for 2 hours without much talking hence to keep it moving we have popcorns.But there are more things such as groundnuts and chips but popcorn is a thing which has no side effects which the other two has so we prefer popcorns most of the time. I earlier used to have chips while watching movies but then came to know that chips had so much cholesterol so then moved to popcorn.
• United States
9 Jan 10
I think its the easiest think to share and eat. I mean your watching the movie, and all you have to do is stick your hand in the bag and you don't even have to take your eyes off the screen. Simplicity at its best.
@nar8988 (409)
8 Jan 10
Even I don't know.But I can guess this has become something like a phrase and is used to denote that you are having a wonderful time watching and having some stuff in your mouth that is light i weight.
• India
8 Jan 10
Yeah it is necessary to eat pop corn while watching movie in theater or while at home..it helps during the climax scene and hep us to reducing the emotional touch with the movies
• China
8 Jan 10
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@delabam (97)
• Canada
8 Jan 10
its a habit and every one enjoys it lol.
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I do not actually no the real reason just have some speculation. I think popcorn was served at movies because it is a light food that is mostly hard to get full off of,at least for me, and in movies people can get a little hungry or people are just into the movie and it is something to keep them in realization that it is not real.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
8 Jan 10
Maybe its because its easy to eat while watching a movie. You don't need to see what you are doing when eating it. Just put your hand in the bucket and put it in your mouth. Its just like candy its easy to eat at the movies too.
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
honestly i dont know.. sometimes i myself eat popcorn when going into a movie house.. but most of the time i prefer chips.. maybe its because popcorn doesnt make any kind of noise when you eat it and its not in a plastic wrapper that sounds irritating to others when you open it.. lol have a nice day.. [i] ..swollen minds and spoken lies.. ..you'll never hear their silent cries..[/i] ^^, - hush
@StevenZhu (198)
• China
8 Jan 10
Hi mrnischalgurung, for me, or a lot of people, it's simple, just make it funny while watching movies, or we don't want to make our mouths idle. Not always pop corn, for me I prefer to sunflower seeds.