Who needs movie theaters?

Over at the Washington Post Dominic Basulto makes an interesting point:

By initially refusing to show “The Interview,” did the big theater chains shoot themselves in the foot and reminded us of their weaknesses.

It’s true. Millions wanted to watch a movie – and millions did – all without the aid of a theater.

Basulto quotes pro-theater folks like Christopher Nolan (who, for a man who eschews social technology seems to be everywhere!). But there is another reality. People are going less. But watching more (at home).

It’s a fascinating article with some points that should spark discussion, or at least contemplation, in filmmaker circles.

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Phil Smy

I am currently a student in the Raindance Film Degree Masters program. This site comes from the research I am doing as I learn more about film production and distribution.

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