MPAA CEO Chris Dodd recently stated that besides “listening to music or watching free TV programming” at home, going to the movies is “most affordable, accessible form of entertainment” out there.
Dodd claims that their relative cheapness compared to other entertainment options allows movie theaters “to draw more people than all theme parks and major sporting events combined” worldwide. Said Dodd:
“It has never been a better time to be a consumer of movies and TV . . . Because movies matter — to more people, in more places, who want to watch them at more times, across multiple platforms — the film and television industry is continuously innovating to meet that demand,”
Dodd also went on to proclaim that we are entering a new era of quality in our entertainment:
“I’m not exaggerating when I say a new golden age in television and film is being ushered in . . . You can watch more content than ever, through more channels, and the quality of the movies and TV shows is outstanding.”
Time for you to weigh in, Insiders? Do you consider a night at the movies “affordable” and “accessible?” Discuss!
[via Home Media Magazine]