Isn't the real problem that my local AMC charges $10.75 for a movie ticket?Link
Compare that to football games, baseball games, or the symphony - movie theaters are hands down the best value. The downturn you saw in 2005 was a quality issue. People read reviews, and there's a direct correlation with the box office numbers.
Yet in surveys people complain not about the movies but about megaplexes. Boutique theaters are booming.
Over 250 million consumers buy our product - that says something. Ultimately, if consumers don't like a product, they don't buy it. We offer entertainment for the masses.
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