- Dec 8, 2020
“Even in Los Angeles, it’s a bit hard to go to the movies, isn’t it? You’ve got to drive, you’ve got to park, you’ve got to be there at a very certain time. I love the Arclight. There’s one in Hollywood and one close to where I live. There was a theater that was charging $27 a seat, so people would bring you nachos. They didn’t even have a snack bar that you could stand in line for, you had to pay $27,” Hanks began. “And you had to order from somebody, which means as you’re watching Rocketman, as I did, somebody comes by and says, ‘Can I get you some more cheese on your nachos?’ I said, ‘No, man, I’m good, I’m trying to watch the movie I paid $27 for.’ There is this reality of the viability of exhibiting movies that has been based on the desire for people to see the movie.”
'News of the World' star Tom Hanks gives us a lengthy and thoughtful analysis of the state of the industry.