—”Inglourious Basterds” (2009): The climax of Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist World War II saga takes place at a Paris movie theater, where a packed house enthusiastically takes in the gala premiere of a Nazi propaganda film.
The cunning Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent), a young Jewish woman seeking revenge for the killing of her family, has laid out a carefully detailed plan (with some help from Brad Pitt’s crew) to destroy the place and everyone in it — including Adolph Hitler.
— “God Bless America” (2011): In Bobcat Goldthwait’s pitch-black comedy, a middle-aged man who recently learned he’s dying of a brain tumor and his perky teenage sidekick go on a multi-state killing spree, taking out the horrible people they believe are responsible for the deterioration of society.
[...] she drags herself onto the stage, stumbling, sobbing and bloodied, before collapsing.
— “The Blob” (1958): Featuring an early Steve McQueen performance, this classic B-horror movie includes a famous scene in which the red, gooey creature chases people out of a movie theater.
[...] it takes Hulk Hogan to stand up to the monsters to get them to behave.
— “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (1985): Jeff Daniels plays a dashing Depression-era movie character named Tom Baxter who one day recognizes the outside world, walks off the screen and falls in love with a waitress in the audience played by Mia Farrow.