When passing the 5th Avenue Cinema, I was faced with a billboard exhibiting "free movies" and "free popcorn." Next, I found myself held up at the corner of SW 5th & Hall, and proceeded to enter the lobby, find a schedule, and plan out my first date to the next showing.
The following Saturday, (my 21st birthday) I returned to the theatre to eat popcorn and watch "East."
I have kept my distance from movie theaters. My last memory of watching a movie on a big screen was Lord of the Rings. I don't know how long ago that was, but I remember falling asleep. I remember the air conditioning, greasy popcorn, and all of the useful minutes of life I was wasting.
The 5th Avenue Cinema was different. "East" is a film set in India during the early 1950's. I spent some time in India a couple years ago and found the cinematography to be somewhat nostalgic and the story line was engaging.
The only tangent I can tell about is my brief conversation about free popcorn with my cousin (who accompanied me.)
Other places to find free popcorn:
-Oil Can Henrys