Kernels of Creativity from RIT Students Lead to New Packaging Concepts for Popcorn

Film watchers will vote for favorite design at Little Theatre Nov. 7




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Going to the movies isn’t the same without popcorn.

New ideas on how movie theatres could package the buttery treat are “popping” for a class of students at Rochester Institute of Technology. A group of senior graphic design and industrial design majors share their final package designs with moviegoers on Friday evening, Nov. 7, at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave.

Prior to the evening showings, people are invited to cast ballots for their favorite design among the 11 choices. The student winner with the most votes receives a student membership to the Little Theatre.

The six graphic design students who will display their package designs are Casey Moosman, Mikhail Poloskin, Michael Rodriguez, Garret Voorhees, April Wong and Laura Woodruff. The five industrial design students are Fawn Brokaw, Shawna Haberer, Stephanie King, Joelle Monda and Christopher Platt.

“Having the students share their presentations with the public in a movie theatre setting is ideal,” says Lorrie Frear, RIT graphic design professor. “The students looked at the different aspects of packaging from structural concerns, material choices and trying to avoid over packaging the product. We want to thank the Little Theatre for a night out at the movies.”

The project is for the Packaging Design course co-taught by Frear and David Morgan, RIT industrial design professor.

MEDIA NOTE: Students will display their designs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lobby area.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Kathy Mangione, Little Theatre marketing director, 258-0406.