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That’s very sad, MPol. And younger people would rather watch their films online than go to a dedicated theater. It’s just not the same!
As for me, I see nothing wrong with this. Perhaps it may be on TV anyway in New York City, but if you ever get out of your cocoon you’ll notice that there are countless other cities in 49 other states, and there are those of us who, as it is now, would never get to even see an opera if it weren’t for the “Live at Lincoln Center” broadcast on PBS. Rich people feel that art only belongs to them, and that’s why the art form is dying. Cast the net a little wider, and you find out a different truth. Elitists be darned.
As for the question, “is a movie theater just becoming a bigger screen and thatï¿½s it? How much does the format of programming contribute to the moviegoing experience?” Why do you care as long as it keeps the theater from becoming one of a long list of those for sale with no buyers? Anyway, since the advent of VHS, it always has been just a bigger screen.
Does a large, curved screen in a room full of people who would rather chew loudly, rattle paper, and play on their cell phones contribute to the moviegoing experience? Not in a good way it does. But I go anyway, AND I watch the same film again on Netflix. Furthermore, I think there are plenty of people who can’t afford plane and hotel fare to NYC who would love to go to the opera. In fact, I hope someone expands upon this idea and brings Broadway theater shows to people through the theater as well. I’m surprised someone’s not entrepreneurial enough to do it yet. Sometimes it’s the ideas that someone thinks sucks that turns out to be the winner.
Aren’t these just extraordinary…
Isn’t that beautiful…but what in the world kind of view do you get way in the back??
That’s only $8.50 apiece for 100,000 people, or $85 apiece for 10,000 people. Less than the price of cable TV!
I don’t know much about it, but I would have thought that since York is quite a ways away from London proper that it would have escaped the majority of the bombing. Anyway…
Hello, I’m new here, and would like to know if they will keep the Odeon name or will they call it “Reel Cineplex”, or something of that nature?
Thanks and congratulations. I love old buildings. I hope there’s not any asbestos mess to clean up in it.