The end of movie theaters is at hand...Warner Brothers releasing all of their major movies on HBO Max next year...

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Teenagers certainly do. It isn't a lot of money- most get paid more than the federal minimum nowadays- but its essential for the kids to get gasoline into their rides, as well as provide money for their beer, pot and cigarettes. Although its my understanding that high school kids do a lot more vaping nowadays.
Why would they need gasoline for their rides, it's not like they have anywhere to go at this point.

Nobody looks back fondly at that minimum wage job they had to do in HS or College. I know I don't.

Schools are still open, and they still visit and hang out with their friends, drive thru joints are still open. Not as many places are as open as before, but presumably will be soon enough.

Maybe they don't "like" their jobs, but they still have to do them. Do you expect parents to fund their teenagers and drive them everywhere?
 

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Theaters are highly over-rated. The chairs are poorly designed for comfortable blow jobs
 

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Schools are still open, and they still visit and hang out with their friends, drive thru joints are still open. Not as many places are as open as before, but presumably will be soon enough.
Most people are still doing remote learning... but okay.
Fair enough, but that isn't a permanent situation by any stretch of the imagination.

And even teenagers doing remote learning aren't staying inside 24/7.
 

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If theaters die it's their own fault for making it an expensive and disappointing experience. The PG 13 rating ruined serious movies for adults and I have not set foot in a theater in twenty five years.
 

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John Nolte has been reporting on the end of movie theaters for a while now.......here he is talking about the death blow to theaters....

Next year, Warner Bros. is going to release its entire 2021 movie slate, all 17 movies, on its HBO Max streaming service on the very same day those 17 titles are released in theaters. This is it, y’all. There is no coming back from this.

Warner Bros. is already releasing Wonder Woman 1984 that way on Christmas Day. Next year, you will be able to see Matrix 4, Dune, The Sopranos prequel, The Conjuring sequel, The Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs. Kong, Space Jam 2, and a whole bunch of others, from the comfort of your home on the same day they are released in theaters, and at no extra charge — if you are an HBO Max subscriber.

The following is not hyperbole… This move is as big as the coming of sound and the break-up of the studio system. This might even be bigger, because this could be the end of exhibition, the end of going to the movies.
The Studio system died a long time ago. Most movies are made by independent production companies and distributed by the big studios...

Now, that said, when the vaccine from TRUMP PLAGUE is finally distributed (let's see if he takes the bait), movie theaters will open again.

But you can't sustain 100 million dollar movies on just streaming revenue. Movies make or break their numbers at the box office. Streaming, cable and DVD are simply an aftermarket. These movies were financed and produced last year on the expectation that they could be released in theaters. Releasing a movie on streaming is trying to salvage what they can.

So you will see one of two scenarios.

1) Trump Plague ends, and movie theaters open again. Some of these movies might see a release.

2) Trump Plague ends, but theaters don't come back, which means Hollywood is going to have to learn how to make movies on a budget.

Frankly, I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing. If you have movies where you don't have a 50 million dollar special effects budget, maybe Hollywood will concentrate on writing, character and story. That would be just... horrible.
Trump is the New Orange MAGA Messiah! How dare you! Your Trump Plague is our Trump Prophet! Burn in Orange Oblivian you Kumkuat!
 

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If theaters die it's their own fault for making it an expensive and disappointing experience. The PG 13 rating ruined serious movies for adults and I have not set foot in a theater in twenty five years.
Damn, that sucks. I'll sneak in some beers and we can see the next Star Wars flick.
 

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If theaters die it's their own fault for making it an expensive and disappointing experience. The PG 13 rating ruined serious movies for adults and I have not set foot in a theater in twenty five years.
Back in the day, people could bring in their own food into a movie theater. Nowadays they really hustle you a lot more to spend a lot of money on their crap. People are better off watching films at home or on TV in a bar.
 

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If theaters die it's their own fault for making it an expensive and disappointing experience. The PG 13 rating ruined serious movies for adults and I have not set foot in a theater in twenty five years.
Damn, that sucks. I'll sneak in some beers and we can see the next Star Wars flick.
The Star Wars franchise is of little interest to me. It was an astounding movie when I was a kid sitting in that theater watching it in 1977 but that initial sense of wonder is long gone. Every sequel has been an attempt to recapture that moment when we were awestruck kids cheering as Luke destroyed the Deathstar but we are too cynical now.
 

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Nobody really misses their minimum wage job sweeping up popcorn.
Sure.

A welfare check from the government for doing nothing was much better

till those stopped coming too
 

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Why would they need gasoline for their rides, it's not like they have anywhere to go at this point.
Exactly

the Tooth Fairy does all their shopping for them
 

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If theaters die it's their own fault for making it an expensive and disappointing experience. The PG 13 rating ruined serious movies for adults and I have not set foot in a theater in twenty five years.
Back in the day, people could bring in their own food into a movie theater. Nowadays they really hustle you a lot more to spend a lot of money on their crap. People are better off watching films at home or on TV in a bar.
Theaters have long been nothing more than a place to dump your kids for a little while and the movies reflect that.
 

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Teenagers certainly do. It isn't a lot of money- most get paid more than the federal minimum nowadays- but its essential for the kids to get gasoline into their rides, as well as provide money for their beer, pot and cigarettes. Although its my understanding that high school kids do a lot more vaping nowadays.
The attitude of libs on this topic is completely senseless

to hear JoeB131 tell it no one in America needs a job

we can all sit home and live off of borrowed money
 

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John Nolte has been reporting on the end of movie theaters for a while now.......here he is talking about the death blow to theaters....

Next year, Warner Bros. is going to release its entire 2021 movie slate, all 17 movies, on its HBO Max streaming service on the very same day those 17 titles are released in theaters. This is it, y’all. There is no coming back from this.

Warner Bros. is already releasing Wonder Woman 1984 that way on Christmas Day. Next year, you will be able to see Matrix 4, Dune, The Sopranos prequel, The Conjuring sequel, The Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs. Kong, Space Jam 2, and a whole bunch of others, from the comfort of your home on the same day they are released in theaters, and at no extra charge — if you are an HBO Max subscriber.

The following is not hyperbole… This move is as big as the coming of sound and the break-up of the studio system. This might even be bigger, because this could be the end of exhibition, the end of going to the movies.

/——/ It sad.. I grew up with the movies. It was part of our leisure and entertainment. But just like the Drive-in, this too has seen it’s day. I feel bad for those who recently invested millions renovating their theaters. That money will never be recouped.
 

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Biden's Chicom buddies have really fucked up a lot of things, haven't they?

At least, with the help of Useful Idiots, they were able to get their man elected. The Big Guy.

On another note theaters were in decline with the technology of big screen TVs and streaming services.

Going to theater is not just about seeing the movies. You can see the movie in you home.

Going to a movie theater is just about getting out of the house. That is a smaller market than what was in the past.
 

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John Nolte has been reporting on the end of movie theaters for a while now.......here he is talking about the death blow to theaters....

Next year, Warner Bros. is going to release its entire 2021 movie slate, all 17 movies, on its HBO Max streaming service on the very same day those 17 titles are released in theaters. This is it, y’all. There is no coming back from this.

Warner Bros. is already releasing Wonder Woman 1984 that way on Christmas Day. Next year, you will be able to see Matrix 4, Dune, The Sopranos prequel, The Conjuring sequel, The Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs. Kong, Space Jam 2, and a whole bunch of others, from the comfort of your home on the same day they are released in theaters, and at no extra charge — if you are an HBO Max subscriber.

The following is not hyperbole… This move is as big as the coming of sound and the break-up of the studio system. This might even be bigger, because this could be the end of exhibition, the end of going to the movies.
The Studio system died a long time ago. Most movies are made by independent production companies and distributed by the big studios...

Now, that said, when the vaccine from TRUMP PLAGUE is finally distributed (let's see if he takes the bait), movie theaters will open again.

But you can't sustain 100 million dollar movies on just streaming revenue. Movies make or break their numbers at the box office. Streaming, cable and DVD are simply an aftermarket. These movies were financed and produced last year on the expectation that they could be released in theaters. Releasing a movie on streaming is trying to salvage what they can.

So you will see one of two scenarios.

1) Trump Plague ends, and movie theaters open again. Some of these movies might see a release.

2) Trump Plague ends, but theaters don't come back, which means Hollywood is going to have to learn how to make movies on a budget.

Frankly, I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing. If you have movies where you don't have a 50 million dollar special effects budget, maybe Hollywood will concentrate on writing, character and story. That would be just... horrible.
/—-/ I agree on the bloated movie budgets and the need for better writing, but not your TDS rants.
 

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If theaters die it's their own fault for making it an expensive and disappointing experience. The PG 13 rating ruined serious movies for adults and I have not set foot in a theater in twenty five years.
Back in the day, people could bring in their own food into a movie theater. Nowadays they really hustle you a lot more to spend a lot of money on their crap. People are better off watching films at home or on TV in a bar.
Theaters have long been nothing more than a place to dump your kids for a little while and the movies reflect that.
I dont like 99.99% of the movies shown at theaters today so I almost never went there

but I understand the need for others who would not know a good movie from a bad one to go out with friends or on a date and have a social life

and I know that workers at movie theaters spend the money they earn at other places of business that are necessary to the economic health of our nation

in my opinion all businesses are essential

I would rather fire mayors and city hall employees before depriving hair salon workers of their livelihood
 

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They have predicted the demise of movie theaters since TV came out, since Cable TV came out, since VCRs came out, since Netflix come out. .....

People need a night out, an event they have to attend, something to do.
Sitting on your couch watching streaming video is not the same.

Movie Theaters will survive after COVID is contained.
 

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They have predicted the demise of movie theaters since TV came out, since Cable TV came out, since VCRs came out, since Netflix come out. .....

People need a night out, an event they have to attend, something to do.
Sitting on your couch watching streaming video is not the same.

Movie Theaters will survive after COVID is contained.
/——/ True, but the prices have gone out of control.
 

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Theaters have been on the same list as dinosaurs since the invention of the TV
And now that there are computers and streaming the only interest in movie theaters is the ones with porn and glory holes.
 

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