Did Mark Zuckerberg Buy Out A Theater For A Social Network Screening?

Earlier this week, our own Josh Tyler wrote an article titled "Why Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Should Like The Social Network." The argument he makes is that, while perhaps not a 100% accurate portrayal of the events, Zuckerberg actually comes across as a sympathetic character who you can actually admire. It's quite possible that he took notice. Via his Twitter account, New York Times columnist David Carr is reporting that a "gd source" has informed him of Zuckerberg renting out a theater for himself and his Facebook employees to see the new David Fincher film.

For all of the antagonistic back and fourth between the Facebook founders and The Social Network over the past few months, the truth is that the site really should be supporting the film. Zuckerberg truly doesn't come off nearly as bad as everyone anticipated and, by the end, actually earns the audience's respect. Not only should Zuckerberg not leave this kind of story to a nameless source and a Tweet, but he should change his opinion entirely and post a memo on the front page of Facebook. It's honestly the best PR move he could make.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

Eric Eisenberg is the Assistant Managing Editor at CinemaBlend. After graduating Boston University and earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism, he took a part-time job as a staff writer for CinemaBlend, and after six months was offered the opportunity to move to Los Angeles and take on a newly created West Coast Editor position. Over a decade later, he's continuing to advance his interests and expertise. In addition to conducting filmmaker interviews and contributing to the news and feature content of the site, Eric also oversees the Movie Reviews section, writes the the weekend box office report (published Sundays), and is the site's resident Stephen King expert. He has two King-related columns.