SXSW Film 2015

The Future of the Theater

Speilberg and Lucas have said that the movie theater will soon become like Broadway - a 50 dollar a ticket experience for the few, everything else will be on VOD only.

Do you agree? What will it take to keep people coming to the movie theater? With VOD day and date becoming the norm, how can the theatrical experience stay relevant?

We discuss the options with leaders and innovators in the space.

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  1. How can we keep the theatrical experience interesting?
  2. Is there a way for films to have a theatrical run while releasing day and date?
  3. What will the movie theater look like in 10 years? 20? 50?
  4. Are Spielberg and Lucas right?
  5. How can we use technology to keep the theater relevant?



Alex Dobrenko, Director of Community Screenings, Tugg Inc

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