Their time will never really run out. Guys will always ask women out on dates and, most times, they’ll go to dinner and a movie. I don’t see the theatres ever dying out. However, I used to go to the theatres all the time. Now, not so much - maybe once or twice a year. Why? Because I spent $3,000 on a sweet home theatre setup for my basement. Complete with dimmable pot lighting, fixed DLP overhead projector, 450 watts of Yamaha 6.1 surround, and a 7’ wide screen. The seats are 6 reclining leather chairs with matching ottomans. I can pause the movie and go make some popcorn if I want. There is nobody in front of me and no crying children around. The audio and video is absolutely crystal-clear. Why would I go to the theatre? I have a collection of over 600 retail DVD movies. My friends wonder why I buy them. Why the hell not? A new DVD movie is about $20 US. If you go to the theatre with your wife/girlfriend then you’ll pay at least $35 for tickets, popcorn, drinks and gas. At least I’ve purchased the movie and can watch it whenever I want. The theatres have their purpose, but the world is changing. Other people are buying into home theatres as well and the theatre owners had better make some changes soon. Start with dropping those crazy admission and popcorn prices. Just my two cents.