Established 1917, the Max Theatres is known for providing a unique moving going experience by dishing up a little nostalgia mixed with all the current popular films at a very reasonable price. While visiting, don't forget to try one of our specialty sweet drinks, our Coffee Espresso Bar, or some of our acclaimed popcorn!
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From our Facebook poll...
The Old Fashioned Cherry Coke is the Favorite Fountain Drink at The Max Theatres. Close second? The Beetlejuice.
Before Iron Man came to theaters in 2008, there was a lot of hand-wringing about whether or not audiences would buy a ticket to see a “B-level” Marvel character in the same way that they had with Spider-Man and the X-Men. Five years later and that question has been answered with a loud “YE$,” an affirmative so big that I had to replace the letter “s” with an actual dollar sign to get the point across. While Iron Man may not have been a surefire Marvel star player, he still had a level of visual familiarity on his side. People could recognize him on a T-shirt or in the toy aisle prior to his film. While he may not have had household-name cache, he wasn’t a complete unknown.
Marvel’s real gamble will be Big Hero 6, the animated film...
When it comes to methods by which Hollywood keeps franchises going, the prequel seems the hardest to legitimize. From a marketing standpoint prequels offer viewers more time with beloved characters just like a regular sequel, but can be useful particularly when those characters have met an untimely end in their franchise's present chronology. Plus, fictional world building often requires some epic backstory to set everything up. When looking for additional stories to tell in a particular universe, it's probably very tempting to go with the one that audiences are already somewhat familiar with via exposition.
Narratively, however, prequels are hard to make interesting, primarily because they can only end with a predetermined outcome. Those franchises who manage to buck...