Everyone’s missing cinemas. From staring in awe at big-screen explosions to the sickly smell of soft drink-stained seat cushions, every memory of a movie theatre is a reminder of what we’re missing in unusual and uncertain times.
Clearly, long queues of chatty film-goers impatiently waiting for summer blockbusters are some way away. But just because the typical cinema experience has, for now at least, been compromised, it doesn’t mean that we can’t recreate some elements ourselves.
For anyone desperate to do everything they can to turn their front room into an Odeon foyer, there is an exciting and potentially delicious solution. Designed for those who want the professional popcorn experience without leaving the house, Amazon customers can now get their hands on a fully kitted out vintage popcorn and concession cart - perfect for home-based snacking.
Made by novelty gadget specialists Nostalgia, the 45-inch tall machine comes with everything you could want from a classic popcorn maker. Each kit comes complete with serving buckets, kernel and oil measurers, 11-inch wheels for mobility, a lighted interior and a serving door. Making your own popcorn has never looked so awesome.
According to the description on Amazon, the popcorn stand is a brilliant way to “Bring the family together for movie night”. It goes on to state:
“...with its vintage look reminiscent of the silent movie house and carnivals of the 1900s. The large 2.5 oz Kettle with dual-hinged lid and built-in stirring system pops delicious crunchy popcorn. Featuring tempered glass windows and door, A lighted interior allows you to watch each batch pop to perfection. The tilt door allows for easy access serving while the 5-quart bowl makes sharing simple. Make sure to keep everything you need in the convenient see-through storage compartment located in the base. Popcorn has never tasted so good at home!”
At $119.75, the "professional" popcorn maker doesn't come cheap. But, since we’re going to have to wait a while for our next cinema trip, it’s good to know that the super-committed can still enjoy a properly prepared snack.