According to this article at Yahoo News, movie studios are working on new ways to make it so you never have to leave home to see a movie.
Normally, the cycle works like this: Movie comes out in theaters, and after you can no longer view it there, you can either use pay-per-view or wait the 4-8 weeks for it to come out on DVD or Blu-ray.
Soon, you may be able to watch movies in your home sooner. Studios are discussing offering movies through a pay-per-view service 30 days after they hit theaters for a whopping $50. They say the high price is because they can’t control how many people could be watching (hell, you could invite over all your friends!). A smaller-priced package could be purchased 60 days after movies hit theaters for $24.99.
My thoughts: Waaaay overpriced. Sure, you can invite over a bunch of people and potentially ask them to help pay the cost, but if it’s just you and a date, that’s $25 per person. Might as well go to the theaters and spend the extra money on oh-so-good popcorn!
What do you think? Would you pay $50 to avoid the theater?