In Season 9 of On Cinema at the Cinema, the satirical movie review web series by Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, Tim opens a luxury movie theater called Six Bag Cinemas. Throughout the season, this location has provided for a variety of scenarios which lampoon hipster-esque “premium” movie theaters with menus featuring fancy food and wine selections. In recent episodes, Gregg takes to sneaking in his own popcorn to avoid having to eat Six Bag Cinemas’ truffle oil popcorn… a snack he finds both disgusting and offensive.
Now, life is imitating art!
Legendary film producer, Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, The Walking Dead) walked out of a screening of The Terminator last night at the Metrograph in New York City because the upscale theater was only serving $6 sea salt olive popcorn. She took to Twitter to discuss her decision to leave the screening:
— Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) April 10, 2017
In a show of support for Hurd and for traditional buttered popcorn, The Walking Dead actor, Tom Payne tweeted the following response:
— Tom Payne (@justanactor) April 10, 2017
The Metrograph offered this heartfelt response to Hurd:
— Metrograph (@MetrographNYC) April 10, 2017
According to the Metrograph’s website, Hurd could have also ordered the $7 “fried chickpeas and popcorn” from The Commissary, which is described as, “Metrograph turmeric cayenne organic popped corn.” Hopefully this feud will raise awareness of the controversial issue of experimental popcorn at art house cinemas. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more coverage of the Movie Theater Popcorn Wars as it breaks!