Eastgate's RJ Cinema Offering Free Buckets of Popcorn via Curbside Pick-up

Stop by Tuesday or Friday evening to pick up a piece of the theater experience you can enjoy at home. They also have alcoholic beverages and gift cards available for purchase.

Apr 7, 2020 at 10:44 am
click to enlarge Eastgate's RJ Cinema Offering Free Buckets of Popcorn via Curbside Pick-up
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RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom in Eastgate is bringing a bit of the theater experience to your door — car door, that is. 

From 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 5:30-9 p.m. on Fridays, RJ Cinema is offering free buckets of popcorn, delivered curbside by sanitized team members.

The inspiration behind the fun and uplifting gesture comes from the theater's weekly Tuesday Date Night special, which offers two meals, two drinks, dessert for two and two movie tickets for $39 (plus tax). 

"RJ Cinema hopes to help couples keep that special weekly date alive while under the stay at home directive from the State," a press release from the company explains. "Having real movie theater popcorn helps make that at-home movie seem a little more like the real thing."

The theater closed earlier this spring, complying with Gov. Mike DeWine's mandate that all non-essential businesses close to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

“This virus has our country and the service industry reeling. Who doesn’t like movie theater popcorn and watching movies together?" said RJ Cinema Vice President and General Manager Ric Welker in the same press release. "At our makeshift drive thru, we wanted to offer something that made people smile, while spreading community awareness to support local businesses, until we can all be together again.”

In addition to buckets of popcorn, the theater has several items available for purchase, including RJ brand vodka, rum or whiskey in 750 ml bottles, with drink recipes included; five varieties of Fifty West beer growlers in 32 and 64 oz. sizes; $8 extra large popcorn bag (five buckets worth); and gift cards that can be redeemed once the theater reopens. 

Popcorn bucket can be picked up without an online order, however, purchased items must be ordered in advanced via their website

RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom, 4450 Eastgate South Drive, Eastgate.