Someone asked me: do you go to the movies a lot? I answered no, I don’t.
Normally, I don’t go to the movie theatre to see new movies. Unless it’s a Quentin Tarantino, a Disney movie like Finding Dory everyone’s been waiting for, or a really bad horror movie to scare the sh*t out of myself.
So, that’s actually quite often, right? Even though every movie comes out on DVD, I think people prefer to watch movies on their laptop or to stream them -illegally- online or on Netflix/Hulu/Apple TV/and so on. At least, I do. I can’t remember the last time I bought a DVD. And when I do, it must be a movie I really, really, really enjoyed watching.
Sometimes I wonder how long movie theaters will stay, kind of like the print media. I know movies are more popular in a sense, and occasionally watching a movie on a huge IMAX screen has its charms, but still.
With the innovation technology and more and more movies being available online, I wonder how long the industry will last. Unless, as explained in this article, movie theaters will step up their game, too.
I went to see How To Be Single in White Plains last Friday. Hmm, there went $13 for a movie that wasn’t good – in my opinion. Ugh, might as well watch it online next time…
- Bregje Smits