A modern air-popped popcorn machine can dole out popcorn quickly, but it isn’t nearly as much fun as an old style popcorn machine. The old-fashioned popcorn machine is reminiscent of the early 1900s, when young couples went to big theater houses to watch the next great movie production. There was something special and nostalgic about those years, even if you weren’t alive to see them.
The old style popcorn machine is usually gaily colored in fire engine red, and it rests on wheels. Vendors of that day would wheel their machine onto the street corners, so that public passers by could purchase a red and white bag of sumptuous buttered popcorn. No doubt the fragrant buttery smell was hard to resist.
If you are having a retro party, an old-fashioned popcorn machine is just the thing to get a conversation started. There are many models available at an assortment of prices. All of them have large windows, so that you can watch the moving mechanical parts inside as the machine is cranking out popcorn.
Your guests may have to wait for their popcorn, but half the fun is in the wait.