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Will Movie Theatres Cease To Exist?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Ezekiel 25:17, Jan 14, 2022 at 9:43 AM.

  1. Ezekiel 25:17 Brown Belt

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    I remember thinking last year that when theatres begin to open up again, people will rush to them. That feeling of watching a movie on the big screen with a bag of popcorn in your hand was great. Boy was I wrong.

    Looks like some people got so used to streaming movies out of the comfort of their own homes, they gave up on the experience.

    Factor in the fear of getting covid, the money they are saving and sporadic closures. Is that experience quickly diminishing?

    I understand also that there havent really been too many stellar productions as of late, but will better movies even make a difference at this point? Thoughts?
     
  2. Dream Evil Purple Belt

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    A lot of people enjoy the theater experience so I don't think they'll ever go away.

    Me personally, I prefer the comfort & convenience of streaming at home.
     
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  3. HUGHPHUG AL CAPS YO

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    Nope, just like regular theatres will never cease to exist
     
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  4. Sonny Qc Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    they are closed again here due to covid....
     
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    The ones around me stay pretty busy
     
  6. Chesten_Hesten Sling'n Lead & Slapp'n Pussies, Ya Dig?

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    Movie audiences get more obnoxious each year.
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  7. Ezekiel 25:17 Brown Belt

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    I know less and less people who have been going and instead just stream or download what they wanna watch.

    Streaming services already put movie rental places like Blockbuster out of business. With covid as an ally, theatres very well could be next.
     
  8. Tone C Gold Belt

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    Since they reopened around May.

    Seen with my son-

    No Time to Die
    The Eternals
    Spiderman
    Dune
    Shang Chi


    Would have been more but couldn't get the time together due to work.

    We went early showings when few people around and after the initial rush of people to see the new film. I may go on my next days off depending what is showing. We still want to watch Clifford together...I'm almost 50 , he's 17....lol...
     
  9. Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    I do enjoy the higher end theaters with the recliners, full kitchen and bar to enjoy a block buster.

    The no frills places with shitty seats, no beer and your only option to eat is overpriced popcorn can close for all I care.
     
  10. NewJerseyNick Platinum Werewolf Belt Platinum Member

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    I think they might stick around in some capacity but won't be as large as they are now.
    They are going to have to adapt.
    I could see some films maybe having less showings and actually being presented in other venues like plays are but these huge multiplex theaters that only play movies are gonna probably fizzle out.
     
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  11. Mr Mojo Lane Black Belt

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    It happened to porn theaters
     
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    I fuckin hope not. But Hollywood also has to get back to putting out really good shit. Not just eye candy which some of these green screen films do have effects wise. But I need good stories too. Some ‘No Country For Old Men’ level stuff.
     
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  13. method115 Titanium Belt

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    No and I think Spiderman sort of shut that down. People will still go for the right movie. Will some close down? Maybe. I still enjoy going every now and then but I also enjoy watching at home sometimes. I'd like the option to do both.
     
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  14. Danger Dave Covid cant make it past my 2% alcohol body shield. Double Yellow Card

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    possibly. movie rental stores dissapeared. i can watch all movies online. Why would i go to a place to watch something i can see in my room?
     
  15. drstrangelov Hey.

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    No, but they’re going to be in a lull for a while and many will close as pandemic drags on.

    The more people get comfortable being remote for their day to day activities, the more you’ll see interest jump in communal activities in the future. People will need more breaks from being at home if they’re going to be working more from home. We’ve probably passed peak streaming a little earlier because of the pandemic.
     
  16. Ezekiel 25:17 Brown Belt

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    Perhaps. Someone else did mention the nicer, higher end venues which serve food and alcohol. Bring the goods right to you as you chill comfortably on your cushy, reclined seats. Maybe these will thrive while others lose business. Who knows.

    I do agree that it probably will live on in some form.
     
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  17. StonedLemur Lost soul Double Yellow Card

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    That's actually pretty awesome that you guys still spend time together sir.

    That's cool, hespect.
     
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  18. Fluffernutter Gold Belt

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    No.

    They will evolve to show movies a d sporting events.
     
  19. Tone C Gold Belt

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    It's kind of our thing. Both of us love films , much more than my wife or daughter . I mean we saw the trailer for Clifford and went ' I actually fancy that...'
     
  20. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Spiderman just made all the money ever invented, people still wanna go to the movies
     

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