It may be easy to write a scene set in a tornado, but it’s much harder to believably film it.
Every October, theaters around the country host horror-movie marathons that span anywhere from 24 hours to more than a week. Some, such as the one at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, showcase time-tested classics along the lines of Nosferatu and Bride of Frankenstein. Others gravitate toward grindhouse schlock, ‘70s slasher flicks, or even short films produced by up-and-coming talents.
Popcorn’s association with the movies took off during the Great Depression, when the buttery kernels remained an affordable luxury for a budget-conscious nation. Today, the salty snack still rules the concessions stand, but not all bags are created equal. We reviewed and ranked America’s top movie-theater chains by the only criteria that truly matters: delicious, delicious popcorn.