Netflix Keeps Growing While The Box Office Keeps Struggling

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    Jeremy Griggs
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    Are theaters coming to an end? It seems more likely every year.

    Let’s discuss.

    https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2017/digital/news/netflix-q3-2017-adds-5-3-million-subscribers-1202591159/amp/

    #9349
    Jeremy Griggs
    Keymaster

    Personally, I’m sick of the theater experience. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to the theater and experiencing movies like Star Wars, anything from Christopher Nolan, Marvel, and DC.

    My issue is the idiots in the theater. I’m tired of these dumb ass kids and inconsiderate people on their phones, talking, giggling, and basically not having very much interest in the film they apparently paid to see.

    I would much rather sit at home on my big screen TV with surround sound in private so I can enjoy what I’m watching.

    #9352
    Cordarius Moultrie
    Participant

    It depends also. Gotta remember the internet gives you access to everything. And plus we have the jail broken fire sticks which have become popular!

    #9357
    Jorge Luque
    Participant

    Theaters have been in trouble for a while, but streaming services are definitely going to continue to do damage. Streaming is too convenient to really do anything about, and they’re now making their own movies. So yeah the more streaming grows the more other industries will fail. Primarily the movie and cable industry.

    #9364
    Michael Kaye
    Participant

    I don’t think theaters are ever going to go away forever, but they do need to figure out how to co-exist with all these new streaming services bursting onto the scene.

    #9380
    Todd Spradlin
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    Streaming services are definitely hurting theaters. You have so much content at your disposal at home now. I love the theater experience, but price wise it’s gotten silly. I can’t afford to take my kids to the movies that often. And then there’s the people that want to talk and be on their phone the whole time for some stupid ass reason. Unless I go to a matinee, average ticket prices in my area are around $12. If I wait four months or so for the home digital release, I can buy the damn movie for $14. It sucks sometimes not being able to join in the conversation sometimes right after a films release, but 99% of the time, I just wait for home release and buy the damn thing.

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