Zweck's, Putting Your Artwork on Our Tins and Supplying You Blank Tins / Art Surfaces
There are many styles and colors of "blank" (solid color tins) available for you to use as the surface for your art (paint), or we can put your artwork on tins for you as a way to market your art.  You can choose from: Platinum (Silver, or Unpainted Steel), White, Black, Gold, Red, Blue, and Green Tins of the following styles:
Straight Sided
Straight-Sided Handled-Pail
6.5 Gallon
2 Gallon
1/2 Gallon
3.5 Gallon Quart (Red, Gold, Platinum, and White Only)
1 Gallon
2 Gallon Half Quart (Platinum Only)
7 1/16" Handled Pail (Platinum Only)

Other Shapes and Small Sizes Available (E-mail us)
8 3/8" Handled Pail (Platinum Only)

2 Quart Pail (Red, Green, Gold and White Only)
You can also choose from any of the following exclusive Hometown HeirloomTM Treasures Tins below, Limited Edition or Special Order Tins.

Collage Tribute: 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Newly Refurbished Transfer House Tin - Watercolor Print on Gold Scenes of Mt. Zion, IL - Welcome Sign and Water Tower Gateway Arch and Riverfront Tin - St. Louis, MO President Barack Obama - White House Background Heart Theatre Tin on Courthouse Square - Effingham, IL The Man Can - Stark Black and White YummyCorn Fuel for Men

Lincoln Collage Transfer House
Mt. Zion
Arch Riverfront
President Obama
Heart Theatre
The Man Can

Why Choose for Custom Tins and Gourmet Popcorn?

A note from our owner, Charles A. Zweck:

My Company, Heart-Zweck or H-Z Theatres LLC, started out operating the Heart Theatre in Effingham, IL.  We sold Gourmet popcorn at the theatre. One night, it came to me, “this gorgeous old art deco theatre, would look great all lit up at night in watercolor on a gold tin.”  That first custom tin design is still available.  When people saw it, they wanted it, or others like it.  I did custom designs, like a snow scene with logo for a local bank, a logo tin with a picture of an investment company’s building, and Christmas tins with logo lids for a regional marketing company.  Originally, there were only 3.5 gallon gold tins, now standard designs come in 3.5, 2 or 1 gallon tins in white or gold and you can get custom tins just the way you want, in pretty much whatever size or style you want. When the theatre couldn’t compete with the mall chain theatre, the Heart closed but Heart Theatre GourmetTM Popcorn and Caramel YummyCornTM lived on – was born.

Today, I say “I can put just about anything on a tin for you that you own the rights to.”  Hometown Heirloom TreasuresTM Collection has tins depicting the Transfer House, in Decatur, a Sights of Mt. Zion Tin with the welcome sign and water tower, the Gateway Arch and Riverfront in St. Louis, and adding designs like the Lincoln Collage: A 200 Year Tribute, squares, fountains, and local landmarks all over the Midwest.  Zweck’s tins are also going to be featured in the April 2009 issue of the world renowned The Decorative Painter, published by the Society of Decorative Painters, as both a source of surfaces for painting, and a means of publicizing, selling, and licensing artwork to be put on tins.  I work with local artists and soon those far away to make their designs come to fruition.

For the individual, you can have a tin customized with a message commemorating a special event (Save-The-Date, bridal party, wedding, anniversary, engagement, deployment, tour-of-duty, welcome home, etc.) or have a custom tin designed from a photo.  They make perfect gifts for many occasions.

For businesses, Zweck’s offers a unique marketing opportunity.  You can have your message (name, logo, slogan, phone, etc.) put on the lid of any of our tin designs, or you can have your custom design made into a tin.  Whether you have an in-house graphics department, or not, no job is too big or small.  Possible tin designs include: group, team or facility photos, commemorations of special events, etc.

For organizations, this is a very unique fundraising opportunity.  Your organization can participate is as many of the steps of the process as they like.  You can not only have contests for winning tin designs among your members, and sell and deliver tins, but if you are a hands-on organization that wants a fun fellowship activity and some extra money, you can fill the tins.  You can order your tins filled with gourmet popcorn, or all the popcorn and supplies can be delivered to your location and you can have a Fill-The-Tins Party.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions about our products, services; with ideas for tin designs you would like to see added to our collections; for an estimate or an order.  I am here for you at

Warmest Regards,
Charles A. Zweck
Owner, H-Z Theatres, LLC
Custom Tins and Gourmet Popcorn

Decatur 501 Club Member
Young Professional Owned Business
Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce Member
Don't Forget: We Created PubCornTM and are the 'Home of the One and Only: Garlic Bread PopcornTM.'  You have got to try it to believe it!

We have many unique designs to choose from. Our exclusive designs include tins with Antique Cracked-Bubble StylingTM, Full-Color Custom Tin CreationsTM, and Hometown Heirloom TreasuresTMTins. All Tins are available filled with our own delicious Heart Theatre GourmetTM flavors or YummyCornTM Caramel popcorn or in bulk as empty tins for you to package your own products in our tins. Either way, get your tins customized with your logo!

What better Client, Employee, Customer Appreciation or Corporate gifts for your business than a beautifully lithographed tin of Gourmet or Caramel Popcorn personalized with your Company's logo custom printed on the lid (NO SETUP FEE)!

Our Hometown Heirloom TreasuresTM Tins are the perfect unique "Thank You" gift for that hard to buy for relative/family, friend, customer, coworker or executive. Tins can be personalized with your logo custom printed on the lid (NO SET UP FEE)!

Zweck’s has the best promotional products to brand your company: tins of delicious Gourmet or Caramel Popcorn with your marketing message right on it.

These are "Not Your Ordinary Tin Cans!" We’ve got EXTRAordinary gourmet popcorn!