Okay, It's time for a rant, folks. Movie theaters. "Oh, Daniel, you should buy the concessions, because they don't get much from ticket sales!" No. You know what? If I go to a theater, I stop by the $0.99 only store and pick out my snacks and drinks, or I eat a filling dinner before going. Yeah, I sneak in my snacks, and so what? Why should I have to pay upwards of $6 for a small drink and $8 for a tub of popcorn just because theaters still stick to their shitty, antiquated business model? "Oh, but Daniel, if no one buys concessions, the movie industry will die because theaters will have to close" No, that's bullshit, and I'll tell you why. There have been very few companies that are so unwavering and unbending, that they have collapsed under their own stubbornness. I doubt Regal, Cinemark, AMC, etc... will close because they don't get their enormous piles of cash to serve you popcorn and soda that's marked up 800% or more. No, they will lower prices, and their enormous piles of cash will be slightly less enormous. But let's say they do. Let's say that everyone all the sudden stops buying snacks at the concession stands. Let's say all the theaters are now closed. Do you think the movie industry is going to throw their hands up and say "Oh, well shucks, guys. I guess we can't make movies anymore!"? Fuck no. Just like we don't make our shoes by hand anymore (for the most part), and we don't use blocks of ice to keep our food cool, the movie industry will adapt. No theaters? New releases will find their way into your living room day one. Streaming for a nominal fee. No screaming kids (besides your own), no spendy snacks that seem to get smaller every damn time you buy them. No one kicking the back of your seat. No one to sit there and talk through half of the movie, (unless you have rude friends or family). Movie theaters are a byproduct of times past. The idea of the traditional theater, as it stands now is like an old man shitting his pants and hobbling by with a walker, claiming that he still has life left in him, if people just give him a chance. Either they will adapt, or they will die. In the age of HDTV and instant access to digital content, there is no reason for the traditional movie theater. I will celebrate the day that I can watch brand spanking new movies, legally, from the comfort of my couch. And the day will come. Either it will come to pass, or the movie industry will die a slow and painful death.