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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Boing Boing: Cinemas as police-states: why box-office revenue is in decline?

Boing Boing: Cinemas as police-states: why box-office revenue is in decline?
Another interesting take on the slow spiral down the crapper the film industry is taking.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

I have gone to movies all over the U.S., and I have never experienced any cinema which a) took away your cell phone or b) sent you through a metal detector.

I sat two seats behind U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III watching "Robin Hood" the day after he returned from Albania. 24 hours before, a half-million people had surrounded his car, screaming, "Democracy! Democracy!" The most the U.S. Secret Service did was clear the rows ahead of and in back of him, and ask that we stay seated until he left. Afterward, I and my boyfriend ran into him just outside the theater, buying yogurt for his wife and daughter at TCBY. (He asked a Secret Service agent to make change for a $20, and his wife smacked him. "Jim! Stop asking the Secret Service for change!")

I've been in movie theaters with the U.S. Speaker of the House. I've been in movie theaters with Communications Director of the White House. I've been in movie theaters with both a current and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader.*

No security.

Think Boing Boing's experience is an anomaly.


* - Living in D.C., you see these people all the time. It's not a big deal. If a person lived in Hollywood, you'd see movie stars. If you lived in Manhattan, you'd see Junior Vasquez or models. Eh. Not unusual.

November 11, 2005 7:47 AM

 

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