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‘Now popcorns have lids’: Movie theater-goer says popcorn came with lid because people are now ordering them through Uber Eats

‘The way I would put soo much butter and shake it up!’

 

Melody Heald

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Food delivery apps have exploded in popularity within the last couple of years, but one woman recently discovered why buckets of movie theater popcorn now have lids—people were ordering them through Uber Eats.

The video was uploaded by TikTok user Jennifer (@27pandamari), and it received over 455,000 views. In the short clip, the TikToker documents her purchases from the movie theater’s concession stand: a fountain soda, a brown paper bag with candy, and a bucket of popcorn that has a plastic lid on it.

@27pandamari When you #live #life as a #busymom #hermit you #missout on the #little #changes the #world makes #today its #lids on #popcorn #movies #theatre #moviepopcorn #drinks #crystallake #Chicago ♬ original sound – JenniferPanda

Jen says she was buying her movie snacks when the server at the concession stand asked her if she wanted a lid for her popcorn.

She reenacts the conversation, saying, “I’m like, ‘A lid?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah since people are doing streaming at home, they’re doing UberEats [for] the popcorn and the drinks, so now popcorns have lids.”

“So, yeah, look at that. Ain’t it great?” Jen says, zooming in on the popcorn and ending the video.

Getting movie theater popcorn delivered to your doorstep goes one step further than going to the cinema and paying the price of admission to just buy some popcorn, which has been known to happen. But many viewers in the comments were still shocked by this news.

“You’re telling me I can Uber eats movie theatre popcorn?!!!!!” one viewer asked.

“Why. Why. Why. Haven’t we always had this. Why did it never even occur to me?!?” a second wrote.

Others shared the many ways in which the lid comes in handy.

“The way I would put soo much butter and shake it up!” one user commented.

“Plus you can use the lid as a bowl to make it easier to share,” a second stated.

For devotees of movie snacks, this information is nothing new. In 2021, AMC made its concessions available on food delivery apps. This year, “Services such as DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats can now deliver freshly popped popcorn, candy, ice cream, nachos, hot dogs, sodas, ICEES and Cinemark Pack-A-Pop popcorn bags. Customers can now have their movie theaters snacks delivered to them starting now, from participating movie theater locations.”

Jennifer reveled how this took place at the Regal Show Place in Crystal Lake. According to the content creator, she was informed of this when she was getting refill.

“I was getting my refill to go for my mother , and he offered I get geeked out about little things and apparently so does almost 500,000 people as well,” she shared via Instagram direct message.
“The employee said that since they have been partners with Uber Eats,” she added.
Furthermore, she was excited about this.

“I have Lupus and Fibromyalgia, so for me, it’s not just a shake butter on every kernel kinda of satisfaction. Helps me worry less about spilling all over the place while tending to my little one,” she said.

Update 1:56pm CT, Sept. 7: Jennifer told the Daily Dot she enjoys the lids. “Helps me worry less about spilling all over the place while tending to my little one,” she said.

She added that she gets “geeked out about little things” and referenced how viral her video was. “So does almost 500,000 people as well.”

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