Prima Cinema Brings First-run Movies To Your Home

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By 1930, attendance to movie theaters had reached 90 million per week. Such a huge patronage created larger possibilities for profitsespecially since the sound pictures now muffled snacksbut movie theater owners were still hesitant to bring snacks inside of their theaters. The Great Depressionpresented an excellent opportunity for both movies and popcorn. Looking for a cheap diversion, audiences flocked to the movies. And at 5 to 10 cents a bag, popcorn was a luxury that most people were able to afford. Popcorn kernels themselves were a cheap investment for purveyors, and a $10 bag could last for years. If those inside the theaters couldnt see the financial lure of popcorn, enterprising street vendors didnt miss a beat: they bought their own popping machines and sold popcorn outside the theaters to moviegoers before they entered the theater. As Smith explains, early movie theaters literally had signs hung outside their coatrooms, requesting that patrons check their popcorn with their coats. Popcorn, it seems, was the original clandestine movie snack. Beyond wanting to maintain appearances, early movie theaters werent built to accommodate the first popcorn machines; the theaters lacked proper ventilation. But as more and more customers came to the theater with popcorn in hand, owners couldnt ignore the financial appeal of selling the snack.

9 Movies You Should Be Ashamed To Be Afraid Of

9 Movies You Should Be Ashamed To Be Afraid Of

Between these two factors, the world becomes a hellscape, with zombielike civil servants who regard his terror with no compassion, black-outs and bus stoppages that leave him vulnerable, and random frightening events that could be attacks or could be bad luck with no safety net. The man’s fear infects the watcher. Then the secret of the hoodies is revealed – they’re mutants who sense fear, are taking over the world, and their housing project needs to be blown up. This dumb reveal, and the way the characters who stress compassion for the young and poor are brutally murderized, turns the film into a facepalm. But those scenes of blackouts and people staring through your window are still scary. S 5. It (1990) It doesn’t matter how cheesy the rest of the movie is. It really doesn’t. All you need is the introduction to the monster. Watch the first forty-five seconds of this clip and it won’t make a difference how many fake spiders they wave around in the finale. You’re still (shamefacedly) scared. And you’ll never go to the circus again. 4.

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At some point, I feel my Hulk-like rage will spill over and the result will be unpleasant. Not to mention that at $17+ dollars per ticket, I can wait a few months and watch it on Blu-ray for basically the same amount, on a screen not much smaller, in the comfort of my own home. Well, the Prima Cinema takes the wait out, letting you get movies at home while theyre still in the theater. If youre hoping for some sort of cheap, Apple Apple TV-sized box to stream movies from the Internet, youre out of luck. Its more like the Kaleidescape movie server , in that its a hard drive with a lot of copy protection. How It Works On built-in, encrypted hard drives, up to 50 2D or 3D movies can be stored. The player itself is made in the US and is rack-mountable. The separate fingerprint scanner (you read that right), has a die-cast aluminum chassis. The player connects to your display via HDMI. Movies are automatically downloaded, but you only pay for the movies you watch. Prima claims better than Blu-ray quality and twice the sharpness of Blu-ray which is a bit of a stretch, seeing as the resolution is 1080p/24 (same as Blu-ray). The encoded bit rate is twice that of Blu-ray (less compression ) and there are more bits per color . So presuming your equipment can handle the latter, it should be a little better than BD.