In an article titled “Is It Time To Let Moviegoers Send Texts During A Film?” that somehow is not simply the word “No,” Deadline reports that one of the non-Hobbit-related hot topic discussions at this year’s CinemaCon has been whether theater owners should address sagging attendance by loosening restrictions on cell phone use—which, no. They definitely should not. This conversation has been quite enlightening. And yet, much like the article, these discussions apparently somehow continued, with panel members articulating dissenting opinions and then appearing to consider them thoughtfully in front of an audience for an amount of time that no one involved will ever get back.
You whiny little Gen Y bitches… or could it be that cinemas are dying?