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Our Lord And Savior Danny McBride Wants Weed In Movie Theaters

By Andrew Sanford | Celebrity | April 4, 2024 |

By Andrew Sanford | Celebrity | April 4, 2024 |


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Danny McBride is doing some of the best work of his career. On television at least. The Righteous Gemstones is pure adult content. Not in a sexual way; it’s just hard to describe it as anything else. It’s comedy-forward but tackles love, life, and loss better than most dramas. The show is exquisite. Proof that McBride is firing on all cylinders (we’re not talking about The Exorcist: Believer).

If you want more proof that McBride is operating on a different level, look no further than his recent comments to GQ about dine-in movie theaters. The trend of theaters offering in-seat food service is not new but is rising. What was once relegated to boutique chains is now available at big chains. Even some Broadway theaters allow you to offer food and booze to your seats. McBride is not a fan.

While speaking to GQ, McBride revealed his (reasonable) distaste for theaters that offer in-seat libations. “I hate it, I can’t stand it,” he told the outlet. “I also don’t think it makes sense to combine booze with movies. You’re going to have to piss. Doesn’t alcohol make you want to get up and get loose? You don’t want to sit there, drink beer, and just be quiet. I would have no interest in going to see a movie and just pounding IPAs. Just f**king falling asleep.”

He’s not wrong! Alcohol affects everyone differently, but it is more likely to make people disruptive than other vices. I have to pee no matter what I drink, so much so that I will spend the hours before going to a movie dehydrating myself. Still, in-seat service can be disruptive, even if the theaters doing it try not to be. McBride has an alternative that would make things a bit more chill.

In McBride’s mind theaters should lose the booze and bring on the weed. He thinks weed and movies “go together f**king perfectly.” McBride and his friend and creative partner David Gordon Green have even discussed opening a theater with a built-in dispensary called Green Screen. “If I went to a theater, and it was like, ‘Here’s your popcorn, and here’s f**king weed,’ I feel like that would be an awesome little combo right there,” McBride told GQ.

I could not agree more. It wouldn’t be for everybody, but what is? Unfortunately, McBride says that he and Green were “Too busy” to do anything with the idea. Only in dreams, I guess. Sweet, laid-back, hazy dreams.