Why is that? I always ask myself. Are movies really that strong a competitor to live theatre?
But it struck me recently that movies probably aren't the only competition we have. It's completely silly of me to assume that people choose to stay away from live theatre because they are instead headed to the movies. There are not only movies, but television (which requires no money and lets you stay inside, where it's warm), live music concerts (which attract a somewhat similar, yet different enough crowd), there are sporting events (which, let's face it, are awesome), and a myriad of other options people have to do at night that don't necessarily even qualify as "entertainment." There are church group meetings. There are bars to spend all night drinking in. There are There are zillions of ways for my friends and family (and everyone else that I don't know) to spend time and money.
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