Skip to content

Theatre to donate portion of popcorn sales to charities

‘Together we can make a difference,’ says movie theatre manager
The St. Paul Elite Theatre is selling popcorn by delivery and pick-up, while restrictions are in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

ST. PAUL - Following the provincial announcement to close non-essential businesses in the province, along with restrictions on the number of people who can gather in one place, some businesses are looking to deliver services in a unique way, while abiding by rules.

One such business is the St. Paul Elite Theatre. 

Due to the popular demand of its theatre popcorn, general manager Sid Sood has been delivering popcorn to customers, with part of the sales being donated to local charities.  

“We try to support as many organizations as we can,” Sood said. “Last year, we donated funds to the women’s shelter, food banks, Haying in the 30’s, and Elks Radio Auction, as well as organize two free movies for everyone.” 

Sood believes that “together we can make a difference.” 

He said he has been implementing all necessary measures to protect his employees and customers and ensuring that all hygiene and social distancing measures are respected to prevent the spread of the coronavirus while doing the popcorn deliveries and pick-ups. 

“The staff is wearing gloves, washing hands frequently, keeping the workplace sanitized and consistently using sanitizers,” he said. Only two to four customers are allowed in the theatre’s lobby at a time. 

“The staff are volunteering their time and all tip money goes to them, so gratuities are greatly appreciated,” according to information from the theatre. 

The take-out popcorn bags cost $10.50 each. Deliveries are only made in town and all orders must be pre-paid – no cash is being accepted. The minimum order for deliveries in town is two take-out popcorn bags. 

This is a temporary service being offered and could be re-evaluated at any time. The theatre initially closed its doors to the public on March 16 as a result of measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks