Kentucky movie fans must wait to taste Cheetos popcorn

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PLANO, Texas (WKYT) - While the new Cheetos popcorn hit Regal Cinemas' theaters this week, Kentucky movie fans will have to wait a little longer to give the new snack a taste.

Cheetos, one of the flagships of Frito-Lay, and the movie chain rolled out Cheetos Popcorn mixed with Crunchy Cheetos nationwide.

While Lexington's Regal Hamburg Pavilion Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX is the only theater in Kentucky that will have the new snack, it's not expected to be available at the theater until early 2018.

"We're excited to give moviegoers a chance to experience Cheetos in an unexpected and delicious new way through our first national theater partnership," said Sean Mathews, director of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. "Cheetos and popcorn are the ultimate movie snack combination, and Regal Cinemas is the perfect partner to launch Cheetos Popcorn nationally."

Regal Cinemas is the first national cinema chain to offer Cheetos Popcorn. The dangerously cheesy popcorn snack has previously been available at other venues across the country, but this will bring the snack nationwide.

"Cheetos Popcorn is our gift to Regal fans enjoying their favorite movie this holiday season," said John Curry, senior vice-president of foodservice, Regal Cinemas. "We are thrilled to partner with an iconic brand like Cheetos to deliver blockbuster snack choices to moviegoers."

Cheetos Popcorn features Regal popcorn that has been puffed and paired with warm, cheesy Cheetos flavor and Crunchy Cheetos to create the cinema snack.