Movie Theaters are not Going Away: Digital Delivery Trumps DVDs, not the Galleria
As a student in film school, I know that attending the movies will always be a social event. With digital delivery of movies hitting the mainstream, many decry the future success of theaters. In this mode of thought, why didn’t movie theaters disappear after the VHS tape or the DVD?
Even the reasons of not wanting to watch a movie on an iPod screen are not applicable.
The shallow argument would also argue that the original iTunes Music Store would herald the end of live performances. If anything, digital delivery of music has increased respsective listener bases and thus increased concert attendance, especially for those smaller bands.
So please, think the next time you blog.