But there’s a catch –programming that is incompatible with my tastes. Whoever picks the films that show on the main screen at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre has a unique gift for choosing films that I have no interest in watching. It’s amazingly consistent1. Not only do I have no interest in watching what they show there, I often recoil from just the posters, and wonder where they find these flicks. Maybe that will change with the new owners. Maybe they’ll let me program the theatre –surely it’s about time Videodrome and Rubin and Ed play together at a grand movie palace. Cult classics featuring cults, a theme night. That ought to goose ticket sales more than a groupon. Right?
I’m probably going to buy into this deal just because I love that theatre and will undoubtedly end up going there a couple of times this year regardless what they’re showing. Maybe I’ll be surprised by how good the swill is and will stop being such a snob.
- OK, there are exceptions, and I usually jump at the chance to go there and see them. [↩]