National Popcorn Day! Free Popcorn, Only in Theaters, Friday, Jan. 19th

Participating theaters across the U.S. are offering popcorn discounts and/or special offers in celebration of National Popcorn Day.

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Virtually everyone loves popcorn. In fact, in a recent NationalToday survey, 92% of Americans said that they can't get enough of its rich, buttery goodness. With National Popcorn Day arriving this Friday, January 19th, movie theaters across the U.S. are offering spectacular deals on buttered, salted, kettled, and drizzled with caramel popcorn. 

Imagine. Each year, nearly 5 billion quarts of popcorn are consumed by moviegoers at U.S. theaters and other venues, according to the National Association of Concessionaires. At home, more than 14 billion quarts are consumed each year. That’s a lot of buttery goodness.

So, sit back and catch a flick while enjoying eye-popping deals on your favorite popped treat at these theaters on January 19th, 2024. 

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AMC Theaters
AMC Theaters is giving guests free refills on any size popcorn all day long. 

Get $2 off all medium and large popcorn. Restrictions apply.

Regal Crown
Free small popcorn for Regal Crown Club members with any ticket purchase. Or, 50% off small popcorn for everyone who isn’t an RCC Member. Or, get one free refill on popcorn on new refillable containers.

ACX Cinemas
Get a free small popcorn at all locations.

Angelika Film Center
50% off all popcorn + free refills on large popcorn and popcorn tubs. 

Apple Cinemas
Get 25% off any size popcorn with the purchase of a movie ticket. 

Ark Lodge Cinemas
Enjoy $2 off all popcorn sizes. 

Brenden Theatres
Enjoy a Large popcorn for the price of a small.

Bay City Cinemas
Free value popcorn (46 oz.) with a ticket purchase.

BJK Entertainment
One free small popcorn with the purchase of any size fountain drink or icee.

Fridley Theatres
$1 off any popcorn.

Celebration Cinema
Large popcorn and medium beverage for only $10. Also, 1/2 off refillable popcorn buckets while supplies last.

CineLux Theatres
Free small popcorn all day.

Cinema Lab
Free small popcorn with ticket purchase at all Cinema Lab theaters. Also, you can purchase an Annual Bowl for only $19 at the Canon City location.

Get 50% off caramel popcorn and $2 off bottomless butter popcorn.

Cinema 1 Plus
Get a FREE regular popcorn with the purchase of a movie ticket and concession purchase. Or, grab a to-go tub of popcorn and receive a free bag of cheddar or white cheddar popcorn while supplies last (restrictions apply).

CMX Cinemas
CMX Rewards members can enjoy 50% off popcorn. 

Dipson Theatres
Free small popcorn with the purchase of a movie ticket.

50% off traditional popcorn and 20% off the purchase of an annual refillable bucket

EVO Entertainment
Free popcorn all day 

Far Away Entertainment
Get a free small popcorn.

1 free large popcorn for rewards members (free signup).

Golden TIcket
$3 per small popcorn on 1/19 only, and $1 refills on the 2024 annual buckets from 1/19-1/21.

Goodrich Quality Theatres
GQT is offering a free value popcorn (46 oz.) with a ticket purchase.

ShowPlace ICON Theatre
50% off all popcorn at all ShowPlace ICON Theatre & Kitchen locations 

KP Cinemas
KP Cinemas will be offering a free value popcorn (46 oz.) with a ticket purchase.

Landmark Theatres
Show your ticket for free popcorn. 

Megaplex Theatres
Get a free small popcorn

LOOK Cinemas
$1 small popcorn 

Malco Theatres
All you can eat popcorn for the price of a Medium.

Marquee Cinema
Watch a movie on January 19th and enjoy a free small popcorn.

Maya Cinemas
Enjoy 50% off all popcorn on Jan. 19th.

Miller Theatres
Free popcorn refills on all movie theater popcorn sizes all day. Also, take 20% off gourmet popcorn purchases online and in-store. 

Showcase Cinemas
Registered Showcase Starpass members receive a free small popcorn with any ticket purchase. 

NCG Cinema
NCG Neighborhood Rewards Members get a free 46 oz. popcorn! 2024 annual tubs are also eligible for a free refill!

Paragon Theaters
Get 50% off all sizes of popcorn.

Prospector Theater
Enjoy 20% Off select Prospector Gourmet Popcorn bags, popcorn packs, and popcorn gifts.

Phoenix Theatres Entertainment
Enjoy free annual popcorn bucket refills!

Premiere Cinemas
Free regular popcorn with drink purchase. Some restrictions apply.

Regency Theatres
Enjoy a free 46 oz. popcorn with ticket purchase (one per ticket).

Santikos Entertainment
Free regular popcorn with the purchase of a movie ticket.

State Theatre
Get a free small popcorn with any F&B purchase at all Studio Movie Grill locations during any showtime.

Tristone Cinemas
Enjoy one free promotion-sized popcorn for each ticket purchased.

UltraStar Cinemas
Free Regular size popcorn with any concession purchase.

VIP Cinemas
Get a free value popcorn (46 oz.) with ticket purchase.

Rialto Cinemas
All popcorn sizes $4. Plus always free refills for movie-lover members.

Royal Cinemas 14 and the world's Tallest IMAX
Complimentary popcorn with the purchase of a soda

For more eye-popping deals in theaters across the U.S., check out Fandango

Kathryn Pomroy

For the past 18+ years, Kathryn has highlighted the humanity in personal finance by shaping stories that identify the opportunities and obstacles in managing a person's finances. All the same, she’ll jump on other equally important topics if needed. Kathryn graduated with a degree in Journalism and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She joined Kiplinger in 2023 as a contributor.