October is Popcorn Month
Why do we eat popcorn in movie theaters? One possible reason: During the Depression, popcorn at 5 or 10 cents a bag, was one of the few luxuries down-and-out families could afford. An Oklahoma banker who went broke when his bank failed bought a popcorn machine and started a business in a small store near a theater. After a couple years, his popcorn business was booming.