AMC Theatres’ high brass has misgivings concerning the Dune popcorn bucket

A screenshot from SNL’s skit about the Dune: Part Two popcorn bucket.
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Dune: Half Two is a sprawling sci-fi epic that The Verge’s Charles Pulliam-Moore referred to as “categorically breathtaking” in his March evaluation. And for AMC moviegoers, the movie got here with an equally epic unique popcorn bucket — one which, apparently, the highest brass at AMC Theatres needs it had by no means made.

That’s as a result of it sort of seems like a butthole. And the web seen. Elizabeth Frank, AMC’s chief content material officer, instructed Selection in an interview printed on Monday that collectible popcorn buckets are “a cloth half” of the corporate’s meals and beverage enterprise. However she stated the corporate “would have by no means imagined the ‘Dune’ factor” and wouldn’t have made the bucket topper if it had identified “it will be celebrated or mocked.”

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