Do Movie Theaters Have A Future? Part 2

Do Movie Theaters Have A Future Part 2. from t j brearton on Vimeo.

Part 2 of the panel discussion gets deeper into the issue – which Nelson Page reminds us is an economic development issue; without their theaters, many small towns don’t have a lot to offer local residents and tourists in the way of nightlife. And yet another problem rears up: not only is this digital switch inevitable, but it makes theaters more beholden to the distributors than ever before. Even if the money can be raised, is it worth it to play ball with the big companies and be, in effect, in their back pocket?

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