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This Beloved Movie Theater Snack Is Coming to Grocery Store Shelves

Extra butter not included.

The final credits that follow new feature films are rolling in front of smaller crowds right now, with movie attendance down more than 80% in the first half of the year versus 2019. Even though movie theaters are inviting audiences back inside, some viewers are opting to watch the most anticipated films of the year at home.

While that sure does sound comfortable, one iconic snack is clearly missing from the equation. Thankfully, a ready-to-pop version of one of the most beloved movie theater popcorn brands of all time is about to hit grocery store shelves and other venues outside of cinemas.

Related: America's Largest Grocery Chain Just Added New Snacks to Store Shelves

AMC grocery popcorn
Courtesy of AMC

Just in time for the season's holiday releases, AMC Theatres Perfectly Popcorn is dropping in supermarkets and convenience stores across the nation, as well as at "select mall retail locations." The company promises that "those new kiosks, counters, and stores will feature real AMC movie theatre popcorn and other AMC movie theatre treats."

This direct-to-home popcorn release is a big one for AMC, considering how much popcorn it pops daily to feed hungry movie goers. "On our busiest days, AMC Theatres currently pops in the range of 50 tons of popcorn per day," AMC CEO Adam Aron says. "But the popularity of popcorn extends well beyond the doors of our movie theaters."

AMC is also launching up to 15 of its own retail stores complete with Coca-Cola machines, candy, and other treats by the end of next year. And like a bonus scene after the credits, there's more—AMC is also making its signature popcorn available for delivery-to-home from nearby cinemas.

Until you can get your hands on a bag of at-home movie theatre popcorn, here is The #1 Unhealthiest Way to Prepare Popcorn, According Dietitians.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda