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BuckeyeFan87
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Member since Dec 2007
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Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters

get bypassed by some form of electronic means to view a new film at home?

Seems like a lot of people already dislike theaters due to the crowd, noise, costs, etc and with televisions in most homes only getting larger and nicer, will we hit a point where the theater is deemed unnecessary? I'm thinking of it in the same scenario of redbox/netflix/etc killing off rental stores.


saintsfan92612
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a pretty good city
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re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
....um I know nothing...nothing


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SG_Geaux
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re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
I think there will always be a market for movies on the big screen.


beaverfever
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Little Rock
Member since Jan 2008
8322 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
Why would they do that? They have one of the best rackets going.


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The Sad Banana
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re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
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I think there will always be a market for movies on the big screen.
True. However, there has to be something that either keeps the riff raff out or brings back the sacredness of seeing a movie in a theatre. Right now, the way theaters have turned into the equivalent of how airlines treat passengers, I don't have much of a desire to be squeezed into an auditorium with hoodlums, hooligans, noisemakers and a-holes.


Jay Quest
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Once removed from Massachusetts
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
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there has to be something that either keeps the riff raff out

If anything, that part of the movie experience will only get worse over time. We're becoming a less polite society and there's little that can be done to combat that trend.

However I believe movies, as a date night, will continue to provide a big enough draw that theaters will have a place in the market for years to come.


alajones
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Member since Oct 2005
23335 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
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I don't have much of a desire to be squeezed into an auditorium with hoodlums, hooligans, noisemakers and a-holes.
I never have these issues you all complain about som much on this board. I went to 12 movies last year and can't recall any that weren't pleasant.

Maybe it is the movies I go to or the times.
This post was edited on 1/28 at 11:53 am


TigerMyth36
LSU Fan
River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
31029 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
They have already experimented with an electronic model, but I don't think they will implement this model anytime soon.

They don't want a pile of people getting together and watching the movie at home. If they implemented the model, I imagine the cost of the New Release would be substantial.


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Augustus
Charlotte Fan
North Carolina
Member since Sep 2006
8282 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
The morons there keep me away more than the prices do. Just shut the hell up and let other people enjoy the movie...is it really that difficult?


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Neauxla
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re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
quote:

AJF
Go see a movie at Canal Place in New Orleans


The Sad Banana
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re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
I have before....it was a nice experience, indeed.


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rockchlkjayhku11
Georgia Fan
Cincinnati, OH
Member since Aug 2006
28350 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
These people complaining probably go to movies on weekend nights at 8 on one of the first weekends of a movie opening. There are numerous ways around that. Weeknights pretty much kill all of the annoying shite. Waiting a while to see a movie does as well. Going to afternoon showings works. These are all obvious but I feel like people still don't do it.


onelochevy
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2011
7276 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
I hope not as I do enjoy going to a move from time to time. When we do go, it's usually around 5pm and there's never a crowd. You wont catch me at a 7pm or later showing.


TigerMyth36
LSU Fan
River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
31029 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
I always skip opening weekend. Maybe even the second weekend.

I haven't had a miserable experience in years. Although that one was a doozie. Full theater and the guy next to me SMELLED bad, REAL BAD!!!


Flair Chops
Miami (FL) Fan
to the west, my soul is bound
Member since Nov 2010
33730 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
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Going to afternoon showings works.
kind of hard given the hours i work


Pilot Tiger
Georgetown Fan
Washington DC
Member since Nov 2005
65625 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
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However, there has to be something that either keeps the riff raff out or brings back the sacredness of seeing a movie in a theatre.
niche theaters are going to take over imo

theaters that serve meals, alcohol, etc

there are some theaters that have STRICT no talking/texting policies and go as far as having employees sit in movies and remove people who say one word


PsychTiger
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Augusta
Member since Jul 2004
28829 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
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I haven't had a miserable experience in years. Although that one was a doozie. Full theater and the guy next to me SMELLED bad, REAL BAD!!!


How many times do I have to tell you that I did take a shower before going out that night.


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Jcorye1
Rutgers Fan
Deflating Footballs For Tom
Member since Dec 2007
35966 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
Well.

More and more people every day are learning how to torrent and use streaming sites.

People that aren't as adept with computers are getting older and older.

At some point, there will be a tipping point based on price. It's the biggest reason I don't want to go is money, not because of some a-hole in the front. It shouldn't cost 30+ dollars to go on a date for a hour and a half.


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jose canseco
LSU Fan
Houston via Houma via BR via NOLA
Member since Jul 2007
5264 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
My cable provider already offers some movies on demand that are available the same day as theaters. Some movies even before theaters. Double the price of course.


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SUB
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2009
5275 posts

re: Will we ever hit a point where movie theaters
To the OP. The issue isn't theaters, it is the city you live in. I have never had these problems where I live.


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