Popcorn Machine

Model: TP8E

  • 8oz machine
  • 147 x 1oz serves p/h
  • Product: Theatre Series Popcorn Machine
  • Brand: Paragon (USA)
  • 8oz machine, 147 x 1oz serves p/h, Warming Deck

Model: TP12E

  • 12oz machine
  • 221 x 1oz serves p/h
  • Product: Theatre Series Popcorn Machine
  • Brand: Paragon (USA)
  • 12oz machine, 221 x 1oz serves p/h, Warming Deck

The ultimate Popcorn machines

Paragon has been operating since 1965. They export, from their factory in Iowa, to more than 43 countries around the world.

The Theatre range of Popcorn machines is the stuff of legend: high performance, amazing reliability and classic, sharp styling – these units are exactly what Popcorn machines should be.

We stand behind every one of these machines with our legendary Davidson service, long warranties and a full range of spare parts.

You should also check out our range of Carts for Popcorn Machines for even greater visual (and emotional) impact and our Popcorn Warmers for handling peak demand. We also provide a full range of Popcorn Consumables.

Who uses these machines?

Here are just some of the well-known companies and/or brands that use our equipment:


… and there are many more, locally and internationally.

Anodised Aluminium Kettle.

Poppers feature high output, hard-coat anodised aluminium kettles for optimum performance and easy cleaning.

Side Hinged Kettles.

The side-hinged kettles are simple to operate and maintain. This design facilitates cleaning because you can reach all parts of the kettle. Just wipe it with a damp cloth regularly to eliminate most of the baked-on carbon, which is common in oil-based cooking appliances.

Sturdy Cabinet Construction.

The cabinets feature aluminium extruded side post construction for superior structural integrity. Channels inside the side posts protect wiring from oil residues that cause electrical shorts and operation interruptions. All metal on the cabinet is finished with powder-coated paint that resists chipping.

Old Maid Drawer*.

A stainless steel drawer built into the base of the popper collects the unpopped kernels, or old maids. The small holes in the tray allow the old maids to fall through, while keeping the popped corn in the serving cabinet. Just remove the drawer for simple cleaning

Stainless Steel food zone and Tempered Glass Panels.

The stainless steel bottom trays, drop doors and old-maid drawers are removable for quick cleaning. Tempered glass side and back panels are designed for safety and easy cleaning – just wipe with a standard glass cleaner.

Built-In Warming Deck & Stainless Steel Base*.

A 50-watt heating element sits underneath the bottom tray. As heat rises, bottom heating is better than heat lamps, which only warm the top layer of popcorn. This bottom-heating element keeps all the popcorn in the cabinet warm and at the ideal serving temperature. Depending on the humidity level, popcorn can stay fresh all day if kept at the right temperature.

Presentation Lamp

A 50-watt R20 lamp lights the cabinet interior and highlights the popped corn for added impulse sales. The light also
provides extra safety and convenience because the operator can see the kettle clearly for loading and unloading.

Other features of the Theatre Paragon Popcorn machine series

  • Larger units feature gas spring assisted kettle for easy unloading (12oz and 16oz units only)
  • Four switch operation on larger units (12oz and 16oz units only)
  • Kettle “ready” lights (12oz and 16oz units only)
  • Market-leading Warranties
  • Full range of original Paragon Spare Parts
  • Backed with legendary Davidson Hospitality service
  • Competitive pricing


Manuals (pdf)

4oz | 6oz | 8oz | 12oz | 16oz


3 years limited warranty: 1 year labour / 2 years parts


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