Of course, box office receipts for new films are down. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they are expected to be about 15 to 20 percent behind revenues for 2013. Here is the coverage.
Who goes to the movies any more? The only time I heard anyone was going to the movies was from a bunch of mothers whose kids demanded to see the latest whatever. You know how kids don't give up when they want something.
Going to the movies is viewed among Generations X, Y and Z as caving to a capitalistic scam. You shell out double digits for the show, then another double digits for the beverage and popcorn. There's also the gasoline for the car. Take a peek inside theatres and the too few seats occupied are by Baby Boomers. I wonder if the young ushers are giggling about the geezers who cough up all that money to see a film which will soon enough be on video.
21st century fun is watching Netflix, AMC or HBO in a group, drinking beer and sending out for pizzas. Those long weekends like the Fourth of July are spent binge watching "Breaking Bad."
It won't be long before those cineplexes are turned into homeless shelters. A lot more of those are needed.