Theaters Die, Home T.V. Will Thrive.
Having been somewhat involved in the motion picture industry for five years, I say great for the major studios. Theater owners have been crying “poor me” for over fifty years because they still think it’s 1930. Studios have to make money. Theaters don’t make money. End of story.
A bitter controversy is unfolding in the movie industry. The major studios want to make some feature films available for home viewing much sooner than the customary delay of four months or so. They want to digitally deliver, at a premium price, movies that may still be in theaters to home television sets two months after the movies open.