Netflix Wants To Replace The Movie Theater

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Netflix Wants To Replace The Movie Theater
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Tue, 10-29-2013 - 1:44pm

"Netflix apparently wouldn't mind if you just never left your house again.

If you hate spending money to see lame new Hollywood movies in theaters, Netflix wants to fix that for you, by letting you watch all of the lame new Hollywood movies on your own couch. This, in Netflix's estimation, might actually make movies better. It would almost certainly improve Netflix's profits. "Why not premiere movies on Netflix the same day they're opening in theaters?" Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer, said during his keynote speech at the 2013 Film Independent Forum on Saturday in Los Angeles, Calif.

'Why not follow what the consumers desire, to watch things when they want, instead of spending tens of millions of dollars to advertise to people who may not even live near a theater?' 'And not little movies,' Sarandos added. 'Why not big movies?'"

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What do you think? I think for some movies, maybe the ones where you want to see but it's not a blockbuster, this may be a good way to go. But I'd definitely want to see The Avengers 2 in theaters!!

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Tue, 10-29-2013 - 2:38pm

Comedies are funnier in a theater full of people laughing.

Julia 

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Fri, 11-08-2013 - 12:08pm

aliciasmom2008 wrote:

Comedies are funnier in a theater full of people laughing.

Julia

Very true!!! I didn't think of that!