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?