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Will streaming be theater's death or its savior?

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By Rana MOUSSAOUI and Fiachra GIBBONS

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... just like with movie theaters and music concerts, going out is part of the escapism with all need... streaming has its advantages but the experience of not watching a movie, a play, a concert in the place it was intended for is not going to be the same, never in a million years... personally, as a moviegoer, who loves cinema, i am getting worried about the future... we all know that some movies offer a completely different experience when watched in a movie theater, sometimes people try to deny that because they don,t care or they have Netflix or whatever but that,s a fact. ( 2020 ) what a year it has been huh... and we,re still in June ...

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Death.

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After having an unpleasant experience at the cinema, I avoided going back for 8 years until taking my daughter to see Frozen 2 last December. It was great. The huge screen, the sound, then smell of the popcorn - I loved it.

It’s easier and more comfortable to watch at home on my big TV, but the cinema is a lot of fun, especially for certain movies.

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My mother goes to the cinema to see the live? casts of theatre shows in London's West End. Obviously its not the same as being in the original theatre, but she gets to see a big screen presentation with great sound and the communal audience experience. It's also the A-list cast, not whoever is in the roles when the show in question finally gets round to touring the provinces. Watching in a cinema is going to be miles better than watching it on Youtube.

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Unimaginative plots, lousy remakes, poorly engineered sound that is too loud one minute and too quite the next to hear dialog, brooding "stars" who can't act, tired old chase scenes, over reliance on explosions and helicopter scenes - these are killing movies and theaters.

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Unimaginative plots, lousy remakes, poorly engineered sound that is too loud one minute and too quite the next to hear dialog, brooding "stars" who can't act, tired old chase scenes, over reliance on explosions and helicopter scenes - these are killing movies and theaters.

But then, that should be killing streaming too

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