A Sweet and Salty History: Let’s Go To The Movies
The history of going to the movies is a fascinating tale that dates back to the late 19th century. It is a story filled with innovation, evolving entertainment, and of course, delicious snacks. From the earliest days of silent films to the present-day era of 3D and IMAX experiences, cinema has come a long way, and its journey has been accompanied by delectable treats like candy, popcorn, and cola icees.
In 1895, the Lumière brothers created the first-ever motion picture, sparking the beginning of the cinematic experience. As the popularity of movies grew, so did the desire for snacks to enjoy during the feature. Popcorn, which has been around for thousands of years, found its way into theaters in the early 20th century. Fun fact: during the Great Depression, popcorn sales actually increased because it was an affordable luxury that people could still enjoy.
Candy has also been a favorite treat at the movies for as long as we can remember. The first candy to be sold in a theater was actually chocolate-covered peanuts, introduced in 1927 as Goobers. In 1930, Raisinets were introduced, followed by other popular candies like Milk Duds and Junior Mints.
Cola icees, or slushies, gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s as a refreshing way to enjoy a cold beverage during the movie. The ICEE Company, founded in 1958, was the first to mass-produce these delicious, icy treats.
To celebrate the rich history of going to the movies and the timeless snacks that have accompanied them, Retro Slime Company has recently launched a slime trio set. The collection features Popcorn Premiere Semifloam Slime, Soda Fountain Icee Slime, and Sour Candy Chaos Snow Fizz Slime. Each slime represents a classic movie treat, paying homage to the enduring love of cinema and the nostalgia that comes with it.
This set not only offers a sensory experience reminiscent of the movie theater but also serves as a fun, interactive way to honor the long-standing traditions of movie-going. So, grab your Let’s Go To The Movies – Slime Trio Set and enjoy the magic of the movies.