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The growing affordability of quality home theater technology has the actual theaters caught in a death spiral.

Namely, as fewer people are willing to leave home to see movies in theaters, the theaters embrace increasingly disruptive non-cinema related activities to generate income and fill seats (I recall with distinct displeasure seeing Mad Max: Fury Road in a theater with in-seat food service and sitting behind a couple who spent half the feature with a platter of chicken wings, noisily sucking on the bones). I can only imagine what kind of horrifying experience this Chucky-Cheese-Meets-The-Cineplex will offer.

Now I rarely go out to see movies, and when I do, only when I can catch an early matinee (which seems to cut down on the uncouth riff-raff).

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