Steve Mason used to own an arthouse cinema in Palm Desert, CA called Cinemas Palme D’Or. I loved going there, it became my church. But in 2016, the cinema closed. Now, Mason continues to co-host “Mason and Ireland” with John Ireland, a weekday show on ESPN Los Angeles 710 KSPN. He also has his own podcast called Culture Pop.
I spent some time with Steve to talk about the Oscar nominations, Netflix, and will the movie theater industry survive the pandemic?