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The Carrot Rebellion

Spain recently raised the value-added-tax (VAT) on cultural activates to 21%, which didn’t sit well with theater owners. One theater in Bescanó staged a revolt by using carrots! Theater owner Quim Marcé explains: “We said, ‘This is the end of our theater, and many others.’ But then the next morning, I thought, we’ve got to do [...]

The 10 Most Lovable Movie Monsters of All Time

Scary monsters may fill theater seats, but let’s face it -lovable monsters do much better in toy stores. No doubt Frankenweenie, which opened in theaters this past weekend, will join the ranks. How will the resurrected dog compare with other monsters we’ve come to know and love? See the competition at Flavorwire. Link

Kid Snippets: Salesman

(YouTube link) Now, this is real improvisational theater, with a twist. Kids are given a vague scenario, such as “pretend to be a salesman and a customer” in this case. Then adults act out what came up. There’s a series of these Kid Snippet videos by BoredShortsTV. Link -via Metafilter

Is This the World’s Most Comfortable Movie Theater?

Instead of regulation theater seats, the Beanie Plex theater in the Sunway Pyramid mall is filled with comfy fluffy love seats! And where do we find such comfort? In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Those who write about the Beanie Plex tend to say they hope the concept spreads to a theater near them, but there’s another [...]

Floating Movie Theater

I assume that the projection stand and the screen are anchored into the ground, but otherwise Ole Scheeren’s temporary movie theater off the coast of Thailand rocked with the waves. A recent film festival used it for private viewings. What would you want to watch at this theater? Titanic? Spongebob Squarepants? Waterworld? Link | Architect’s Website [...]

Art Deco Inspired Superhero Posters

If you saw this poster outside the theater advertising an upcoming release, wouldn’t you expect the film to be some sort of avant garde silent film with a science fiction twist? Created by French designer Greg Guillemin, they’re minimalist and moody, and their retro style could be the inspiration for a new alternative universe storyline. Silver [...]

The Number of the Day: $11

If you made a film and it was set to premiere in a real movie theater, you’d probably assume that—worst case scenario—a handful of the people associated with making it (and maybe their friends and family) would show up to see it. Apparently not. A new film, aptly named The Worst Movie Ever, recently premiered at [...]

Live Cardboard Robocop Reenactment

The folks at Old Murder House Theater have created some great productions that are more akin to B movies than live theater. Their newest live play is a performance of the science fiction 1980’s “classic” Robocop. Check out the video at the link. Darren Aronofsky no longer needs to remake the Paul Verhoeven masterpiece, [...]

MST3K Bed

The blogger at Doorman Ideas thought of this clever bed design, inspired by Mystery Science Theater 3000. Oh, and that’s Mike, not Joel. Details like that are important. Link -via Geekologie Previously on Neatorama: MST3K Tattoo Russian Ripoff of Mystery Science Theater 3000

She Texted in a Movie Theater

(YouTube link) The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema enforces old-fashioned theater etiquette. They have two rules: no talking during a movie, and no phone usage. After a woman was ejected from the theater for texting during a film, she left an angry voice mail. The theater promptly turned her message into a public service announcement. In discussions at [...]