Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Death Of The Cinema

As a child a day out to the cinema was a joy to behold, the excitement of finally going to watch the film you've seen advertised on TV for weeks on end. Begging your parents for money or even saving the money from your paper-round, just for 90 minutes of entertainment, with snacks included of-course.

The truth is, is that the digital age has killed the cinema experience, pure and simple. And the truth is, is that its just basic maths!

Cinema tickets: £8/$12
Snacks & Dink: £6/$10


Stay at home, download the film for FREE, so you've already saved £8/$12 and say £3/$5 on snacks so in total you save around £11/$17.

Now I'd like to point out that I am in NO WAY advertising for everyone to download, the truth is that's just the way it is these days.

But here's my problem with it, the same people that are downloading are the ones who are complaining that there are no decent horror films released these days and are sick of remakes, also it's the same ones that are sick of 3D. At the end of the day the movie industry is a BUSINESS,  a multi-billion business that pays out millions on actors, writers etc. and are asking for mere return of £8/$12 to view this film. The truth is, you can't beat the cinema experience, yes it may be expensive, but it's worth it. So please, shut down that download bar and get to the cinema and support the upcoming Horror talent and we may see a change in the industry, but the ongoing question is.... Will the cinema survive for future generations to enjoy?


  1. I totally agree. People are cheap too. Lots still get upset to pay $1/day to rent a movie. All my movies I have are discount or paid download. I hadn't the nerve to torrent a movie. That's like self rape to me. People make me sad. And I do miss the experience of watching in a cinema.

  2. I'm not going to lie, I have torrented a movie or two, particularly if I do not have high hopes for it, or if its out of theatres. Any movie rental places near me have shut down completely, and sometimes you just cant make it to the movies before it leaves. (Especially as a broke college student) However, I know when I like I movie, and I make it known to friends and family, and I end up purchasing the movie or television series later. My father being in the music production industry, he relates to the hate on free downloads or torrents, and has conditioned me to a) do it very limitly, or b) If I loved it, purchase it when I get the chance! His favourite gift to give to me and my sister are cinema cards, so we can still have a night out!

    Stage theatre attendance has dwindled as well, and as a musical lover I miss being able to see them. As much as technology is progressive and a good thing, it has severely ruined some good things about society. Think about it. When was the last time you heard a teenager say please or thank you??? Or let an elder have their seat on the transit.(if you have children, they dont count.)

  3. There is many downsides to the technological advances of today