Anna Deavere Smith’s documentary theater about the L.A. riots, entitled “Twilight” Los Angeles, 1992” is being revived Off-Broadway in April, bringing attention back to documentary theater, which has proliferated in the last few, politically challenging years (especially verbatim documentary theater), and I expect will continue in the new decade. The US movie theater industry includes about 4,600 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $18 billion. The US industry is highly concentrated: the top 50 companies account for more than 80% of revenue. Here's how. New so-called “state-of-the-art” theaters like The Shed have paid less attention to the new technologies aiding people with disabilities than to more overtly dazzling technology. Personal income and leisure time drive demand. How much of the activism by artists in the decade to come will be off-stage, undertaken by individuals, and how much in the art form itself? Some of the biggest theater news that received the least attention over the past decade were the concrete steps taken to make Broadway more accessible for theatergoers with disabilities — on-demand audio-description for theatergoers who are blind or have low vision, and on-demand closed captioning in real time, in one of two ways—through a dedicated device called iCaption, or with an application called GalaPro that you can install in your own smart phone. Some locations are evolving the original concept by including dinner with the film, essentially turning the movie theater into a glorified restaurant. Not to me. More plays of marathon length (Gatz?). Could movie theaters survive on a similar "free-to-watch" model? How serious will theaters work to make theaters affordable? What can the industry do to swing back up? One trend that will certainly continue – the push for more inclusion both in subject matter and in casting. TREND: Series have developed a new form of cinema that rivals theatrical films. in video, song and dance. officers, but a predominantly white jury acquitted them, which led to rioting in Los Angeles. In their current state, they provide no value to me. Now, you can get everything from mozzarella sticks and soft pretzels to mini sliders and chicken fingers. Make it enjoyable for your customers and they'll come back. And they only serve patrons who are well behaved. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! Dancing for Democracy. As long as the users keep paying, it doesn't really matter if they use the facility or not. With subscriptions, people would pay something like $50 per month for unlimited viewings. 35% of people say that they are influenced by a friend’s recommendation to go see a movie. One other idea worth mentioning is paying for better seats. For every nuisance that they refuse to kick out, they lose at least one innocent movie-goer who becomes fed up with said nuisances and vows never to return. Case in point: Alamo Drafthouse. The Global Movie Theaters Market report provides a holistic evaluation of the market for the forecast period (2017–2026). Going Back To Indoor Theater at Theatre 80: Actual Applause! Are you happy with the state of movie theaters today? Instead of switching out films to keep up with the latest releases, they could keep a massive library of on-demand titles that include the old and the new. In the decade just ended, there were unmistakable trends specific to the theater – teen musicals, for example, and celebrity bio jukebox musicals. This idea would be to stop appealing to the lowest common denominator and start offering individualized movie screening experiences. You don't need to worry about them anymore. And “accessibility” shouldn’t just mean to would-be theatergoers with disabilities. Now you can spread out, lounge around, and crunch on your chips as loudly as you want without disturbing others. If it's worse than a traditional theater, what's the point? #Stageworthy News of the Week. Movie Theaters and Cinemas. MoviePass is a subscription service that basically buys free movie tickets on your behalf. To add insult to injury, the sharpest decline occurred amongst the 14-24 age group. Instead, sand covers the ground from corner to corner and the temperature is kept at a comfortable 78°F all year long. And, depending on the answers, will this draw in a greater diversity of theatergoers ? SIC 7830 | NAICS 512130. This is already helping to redefine what “live theater” even means. Subscriptions are the counterpart to a "free-to-watch" model. But there are many other reasons why Rodney King’s question is  timely. See the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:. If you're under 6 years old, you can't go. The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more. Will the Netflix-inspired habit of binge watching produce more two-part plays (such as Harry Potter and The Inheritance?) Joel Lee has a B.S. You could even bring friends and talk to them during the movie if you wanted to do so. iTunes. What era will we most resemble? Best of all, you could reserve rooms to ensure there's no longer the need to get there early and find good seats. Join our newsletter for tech tips, reviews, free ebooks, and exclusive deals! Merchandise is a big possibility. Because they're profitable. The idea reminds me of the old Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak, which was a surprisingly awesome development in the history of video games. Because Cineworld is its own chain offering its own subscription service, it doesn't have to impose a bunch of restrictions like MoviePass does. There are better alternatives to MoviePass.