Last week Seattle Weekly's Brian Miller broke news of Metro Cinemas' impending move to the Sundance Cinemas theater chain, a transfer that will officially be effective May 1. Miller explained the good and the bad of the coming transition, and delved into Landmark Theatres' decision to shed its biggest multiplex.
I go to theaters far less frequently than I used to (at times I averaged twice a week) mainly because audience members, even in arthouse theaters, behave as though they're in their living room. It's become an unpleasant experience, especially when I can watch Blu-ray DVDs or HD movies on a big screen at home. And don't knock Mark Cuban for his HDNet commercials ... all theaters show commercials now, so why shouldn't he?