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.