Movie Theaters Realizing They Don't Need To Just Show Movies; Experiment With Video Games As Well
from the about-time dept
Every time we hear movie theater owners complaining about how they can't compete with DVDs these days, we wonder why they don't recognize the advantages of having a big room with a giant screen, a good sound system and lots of (hopefully) comfy seats. There are plenty of other things you can do with such a room -- and in the past we've seen movie theaters try showing sporting events or live concerts. Now, apparently, a few European theaters are experimenting with turning their theaters into video game rooms. From the article, it's not entirely clear how the theaters are set up, but apparently people can sit and play against each other at individual screens or watch the action on the big screen, displaying highlights from the individual screens while also keeping track of the scoring. While it's not clear how well such experiments will do overall, it is good to see theater owners realizing that their future doesn't just need to be with showing movies.