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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. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    The social experience works both ways. Lot of annoying people in the theater. At home you can sit with your friends, order pizza,drink alcohol. You can go to the restroom whenever you feel like it and don't have to kick anyone elses legs on the way. You can pause the movie at anytime. You're not going to be late for the movie And find the way to your seat with a flashlight.I used to go to a lot of movies at the theaters at one point. But the juice wasn't worth the squeeze anymore.


    All that being said, I will still go to the theaters to see maybe one movie in three to five years.Maybe Avatar depending on the reviews. Definitely The next Dune movie.
     
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  2. Anialater What will you take for the shirt?

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    Saw Spiderman recently in a theater. Snuck a whole sub and a Gatorade in. I refuse to pay $94 for 2 drinks and a popcorn.
     
  3. 12ga. Gold Belt

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    Movies theater for poor people who don't have 7 channel surround 18" sub and huge screens. Since there will always be poor people no won't go away just diminished.
     
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  4. Aronized Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    They are slowly declining for regular films but big budget blockbusters still go strong nowadays so I’ll say no
     
  5. ramsiN Shout Out Mental Illness

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    they sort of did for me many years ago.

    i saw avatar when it came out, this was the beginning of the end of my cinema trips. walked out half way because the movie sucked, and it was uncomfortable being shoulder to shoulder with fucking loud chewers, talkers and other annoying shit.

    the next movie i saw was deadpool 1 with a homie of mine. while i had a good time watching the movie, after what i paid sat in dirty seats and fucked up my shoes i said never again. this was the last movie i went to the theaters for, everything else i watch i pirate now and watch in the comfort of my own home, i dont care if im watching a video of someone recording the movie. after ive saved like 40 fucking bucks and was able to smoke pot through out the entire movie it becomes worth it.
     
  6. MXZT Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    They'll never completely close them. The experience in an IMAX theatre, you can't replicate that shit. That's if your a billionaire. So it'll weather this storm and become popular again in the future. Once this covid thing dies down becomes a regular flu.
     
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  7. Otto! Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    When I retired I set up a home theatre and I use it every night. The small town I moved to has an old theatre, but I prefer to watch at home these days.
     
  8. Brandon Wilson Amateur Fighter

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    I hope not. I love going to see big action block busters in the theater with my son. It's kind of our thing. I even signed up for the Cineplex Cineclub here in Canada (9.99$/month, 1 'free' movie, 20% discount on concession and every other movie ticket purchase is also only 9.99$).

    On the other hand, if streaming became the only other option, I'm sitting pretty with my 110" Acoustically Transparent Screen, 4K Epson 5050UBe projector and ~4000 Watts of surround sound w/Dolby Atmos. Plus super comfortable reclining theatre seats.
     
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  9. MXZT Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Impressive set up you got there.
     
  10. mightywang1 White Belt

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    Netflix just killed theater movies.
     
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  11. BigSexy444 White Belt

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    It's really been awful recently. The crowd tries to make itself part of the show instead of just watching the movie. I get that some people like the shared experience, but I don't think a movie theater is really the place for that.
     
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    No, and I think the fact that some movies are still setting BO records and making crazy money during a pandemic, can put this argument to bed.
     
  13. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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  14. VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    I think they'll decline but survive for the shorter term.
    But when VR gets more advanced, that will probably kill them.


    The idea of arcades dying never entered my head in the 80s.
    But when home systems made huge leaps, it was over.
     
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    Only thing that will end them is VR, but we still need a couple more years
     

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