In recent years Alabama has become a fairly hot spot for Hollywood films and television projects. A few A-list stars have even been seen at Alabama Crimson Tide athletic events and private practices. Now, with Easter just around the corner, the hit movie could set records this weekend.
Finally, we go back to movie theatres to see movies like "Top Gun: Maverick", the new "Jurassic World Dominion" and "Elvis" this summer. Now, the theatres may not have any popcorn. Or any other movie snacks. CinemaCon is the big movie theatre convention each year. This year, the talk among all the theatre owners was about the concession stand. Norm Krug is the CEO of Preferred Popcorn, a big supplier to theatres in Alabama and beyond. At the convention he said "The popcorn supply will be tight!"
Just when I thought the weirdness of 2021 was gone for good... Now this happens. An Alabama teenager was watching a movie at an Alabama AMC Theatres location, and got the shock of his young life. The teenager was trying to watch a screening of the #1 movie, "Spider-Man: No Way Home", while eating some theatre popcorn.
Hollywood likes to make fun of Alabama. They have for decades. However, in recent years they can't get enough of filming in cities like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Mobile.
Bruce Willis has been in Tuscaloosa as well as Birmingham working on a major motion picture. We have all heard about Atlanta becoming "Hollywood South" but it looks like Hollywood just prefers the SOUTH.
In an effort to combat longstanding stigmas behind the Oscars and racial biases in the Best Picture category, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced an inclusion requirement that will begin in 2024 on Tuesday.