"I love popcorn," a smiling Julie Zielinski said while working at the "From Nebraska Gift Shop" in Lincoln.
Most Nebraskans do. What would we do without popcorn? Movies would not be the same.
"I like popcorn because when I go to a movie and I get really nervous, I just start grabbing it and putting it in my mouth when the movie is intense," said Hannah Neil of Lincoln just before she entered a movie at the Grand Theater in Lincoln.
"I do have to have popcorn at the movies. It's hot, salty and buttery. It's good," said Lisa Neil of Lincoln when she was told that October is National Popcorn Month.
"My thrill of going to a movie is walking in and smelling the popcorn in the theater and getting my container of popcorn," said Zielinski.
And who doesn't understand that smell, the smell of popcorn in a movie theater.
Nebraska produces more popcorn each year than any other state and in places like the Grand Theater, people appreciate it.
"It's salty and buttery and it tastes good," said Jacob Neil who sells popcorn as a fundraiser for his Boy Scout Troop. "We have prizes and we have to sell a certain amount to get them."
For some popcorn enthusiasts, anticipating popcorn is an eye popping experience. For others, it's just a long standing staple of pop culture in Nebraska.