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Final Thoughts on The Screening Room

At the end of the day, it doesn’t look like movie studios or filmmakers have anything to lose financially when it comes to supporting The Screening Room, and that’s the determining factor for their part. The same can be said for movie theaters, though it seems like they may have more to lose in the long run with larger groups of people not coming to theaters and paying for concessions.

The argument comes down to preserving the experience of seeing a movie for the first time in movie theaters. But since that’s something that’s becoming less and less important to some filmgoers, as home theaters become more advanced every year, it may not be enough to stop The Screening Room from taking off. Especially since the audiences who are going to theaters will likely still be willing to spend the money on the right movies.

In addition, The Screening Room may actually end up being more beneficial to audiences who can’t make it out to the movies as often. Imagine how many couples are out there who are desperate for a date night, but have kids that they can’t find a babysitter for. Those folks can now have a date night at home and give their money to the movies that they otherwise may not be able to see. And since they’d be paying $50 for what would be two tickets at the theater, there’s more money to be made.

In the end, The Screening Room looks to give audiences another way to enjoy their entertainment. That may not be satisfying to some of the filmmakers, but for the audiences who aren’t as invested in the big screen, it doesn’t really matter. And for those who do care, you can still go to theaters to see your movies on the big screen. It’s a win-win scenario for everyone involved.

What do you think of The Screening Room? Are you Team Spielberg or Team Nolan?

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