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  1. Joe Nickence
    April 28, 2012

    This could potentially be a big win for everybody, including Netflix, Blockbuster, Amazon, and YouTube. As Hollywood/Bollywood/independents release a movie to the “theaters”, rather than physically go to that theater, why not see that film from that theater as a subscription? ALL the online theaters (i.e. Netflix, Amazon, YouTube) offer subscriptions. Why shouldn’t my local theater (Willow Creek, Escanaba, MI) do the same? I’d go to their site, and instead of clicking to see the times and descriptions, I could actually watch it at the same time it was playing in the theater! Potentially the cable provider’s “on demand” services could do the same. Now I don’t know if this is a new idea or not, but it sure sounds good to me!

    • maria_grace
      December 2, 2012

      The only problem is that theaters make about 20% for each ticket sold, and the bulk of their profit from concessions. That’s why it costs about $40 for a bag of popcorn and some Goobers. Taking candy-eating customers away could destroy those local theaters we all love to visit. If only film execs would realize that paying $9.00 for a ticket is driving away customers as it is…

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