Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood (My review)

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    My grandparents (who raised me) were movie goers. My Mom and Uncle were too.
    Between the lot of them, I saw every movie released throughout the 50's.
    In the 60's I never missed a movie opening. I was completely indiscriminate.

    Looking back to that era I, of course, see the differences in that time and now.
    Only the Big visual spectacles can tear people from their supersize TV's and home theater viewing.
    Video on demand means you can't really "miss" or even risk missing any film at all.
    As Box Office receipts ebb and autonomous technology surges in popularity and availability, I think movie theaters will have to scramble to lure an audience.

    The Movie Tavern franchise makes a good stab at it. Being able to nosh and sip suds is an inducement. But, ordinary movies just aren't worth the trip, the ticket price, or the frustration at ill-mannered people surrounding you with talking and text messaging.

    I have fond memories of that whole movie era in the Golden and Silver Age of Motion pictures. But alas - everything changes.

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