Friday, August 21, 2009

Uh-Oh

Movie Times Next to Disappear from Print Editions?: "KANSAS CITY, Mo. Filmgoers who have long turned to the local newspaper to find theaters and show times for movies may have to start looking elsewhere as theater chains rethink the value of paper and ink in a digital age.

The top two U.S. chains, Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment Inc., have begun in recent months to reduce or eliminate the small-type listings showing the start times for movies at individual theaters. Theaters typically must pay newspapers to print that information."

3 comments:

Doran said...

Here in San Angelo, TX, there haven't been any movie listings in the newspaper for some time now. Of course, we just have one theater (we used to have four or five), and it's rare that it ever shows anything any good, but it still bugs me that I always have to go online just to get movie showtimes.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Wouldn't we all rather relephone the theater and hear a mumbling, illiterate teenager slur out the movie times?

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

"relephone"? I gotta learn to type.