Movie Theaters Are Destroying Movies, According to Edward Norton (Who Is Correct)

/Film | 10/16/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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As the 21st-century barrels on, filmmakers and film fans alike are in a constant debate about what modern institution is “ruining movies.” For many people – like Steven Spielberg – it’s the world of streaming sites, like Netflix, that are destroying the sanctity of the so-called “theatrical experience.” But Edward Norton has a different take on this whole matter. According to the director and star of Motherless Brooklyn, it’s not Netflix that’s ruining movies – it’s movie theaters themselves. Norton cites poorly run theaters projecting films dimly and playing sound poorly as the real culprit behind the decline of cinema. And honestly, he has a point.

Are you of the opinion that the moviegoing experience has been “ruined”? If so, who or what do you blame? Do you think streaming platforms have sucked the life out of going to the movies? Or maybe, just maybe, it’s movie theaters that are to blame? If you lean towards the latter, Edward Norton agrees with you. “It’s the theater chains that are destroying the theatrical experience,” Norton recently told the Daily Beast. “Period, full-stop. No one else.”

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The actor and director continued:

“A lot of filmmakers and cinematographers that I know that have really started to look into this say that more than 60 percent of American theaters are running their projector at almost half the luminosity that they’re required by contract to run it at. They are delivering crappy sound and a dim picture, and no one is calling them on it….If [theaters] were delivering what they’re supposed to be delivering, people would be going.”

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He’s not wrong, folks! Where I live – the greater Philadelphia region – the so-called “theater experience” has been completely ruined by theater chains (I don’t want to call any specific chain...
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