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Are Movie Theatres a Dying Breed?

Between the overpriced admission, and the fact that "I can just see it on Netflix when it comes out," movie theatres could be going the way of records and the radio. Is the Romantic ideal of seeing a movie in public still enough to keep audience interest? Are in-theatre app games and loyalty points enough to keep the next generation coming back?

  • I also feel that theatres are dying. One thing is for sure, with the advancing of technology, the role of theatres has been diminishing over time. They're not what they quite used to be. Also discuss the role of 3D in keeping the theatre business alive, the ways of localised advertising and its shortcomings, and of course, the extreme ease of watching movies on DVDs, downloading torrents, and even watching them on smartphones and how it's made things harder for theatres. Give real life examples of the decreasing number of theatres and some facts, maybe from Wikipedia. – Abhimanyu Shekhar 5 years ago
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  • Another resource the writer could look at is the demise of the Drive-in movies. The writer could compare and contrast the reasons for the closure of Drive-in's in reference to decline in movie theaters. – Venus Echos 5 years ago
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  • I worry about this too, because I think watching a film at the cinema is the best movie experience. If only theatres just reduced their admission prices... – NurseManhattan 5 years ago
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  • Very interesting topic. I think Hollywood may come face-to-face with unintended consequences when they made "The Interview" film available online, choosing to forego a theater release out of fear of terrorist threats.. We love immediacy and taking things in from the comfort of our own home, and Hollywood uploading "The Interview" online allowed us to do just that. The film also made a ton of money, despite it only being available online. Now that consumers have gotten a little taste of watching newly released films on their own time and on their own devices, will they eventually demand more of this, and will Hollywood deliver? – JHaas 5 years ago
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  • Movies are getting more expensive. Still, movies are still making big profits. People still love the theater experience. – Joseph Manduke IV 5 years ago
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  • Interesting finding: I went to see Mad Max last (Tuesday) night. The movie is not new, but the house was packed. What made this happen? 1. Cheap Tuesday, 2. This was the one showing that was not in 3D. Audiences are not in awe of 3D anymore; it's just something extra we would rather have to buy. – Nicola 5 years ago
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