Popcorn Theater reviewed by Kevin Butler
Local: WABC TV Ch.7 NYC
Saturday mornings: Saturday September 8,1956-Saturday December 1,1956
Host/Performer:“Popo The Clown” (the name of the actor..who played “Popo The Clown” is unknown)
In the fall of 1956..the heads of WABC TV Ch.7 in NYC created and produced a saturday morning children’s variety tv series..that featured the talents of a sad face tramp clown character known as”Popo”.Who hosted “Popcorn Theater!”.
Set against the backdrop of a traveling circus…”Popcorn Theater”had “Popo The Clown”performing comedy skits..inbetween the reruns of old movie cartoons,comedies,westerns,serials and circus films.
The program had a moderate ammount of success and a series of comic books were merchandized and published by a local comic book company.
The series did well..but..it didn’t become a big hit and the station execs at Ch.7 closed down “Popcorn Theater”following the saturday December 1,1956 broadcast.