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Old Posted Jun 13, 2014, 1:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Retired_in_Texas View Post
Around the country thankfully some have been saved and have become the venue for live theatrical performances. Of course from a business standpoint they were all doomed as motion picture theaters with the advent of TV followed by the multiple screen theaters, many of which are now is serious trouble from the competition of satellite, cable TV, and of course the Internet. To make it even worse, the film distributors are eliminating film distribution in favor of CD distribution which requires a huge investment to convert to at the theater level, many theaters will not be converted. Motion picture theaters of any nature could well be a thing of the past in five years or less.
Five years or less sounds a bit soon...but then maybe that's where all those "pointless gadgets that may well be eating us alive from the inside out" come in...
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