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24 July 2017 @ 07:34 pm
Overall box-office revenues and the amount of theaters both continue to rise, even as the frequency of movie-going continues to fall in almost every demographic.

Indicators are less encouraging, however, for smaller independent theaters with four screens or less. And, as ever, it’s a tough time for cinema purists and art-house aficionados, both in the East Bay and beyond.

[...]

And even David Lynch recently declared that “feature films are in trouble and the art houses are dead.”
Not exactly, but this is a long article on what theaters are doing to attract audiences and what the problems are.  Daniel Barnes, East Bay Express.
 
 
 
13 July 2017 @ 07:53 pm

Me: Oh god I’m not ready.

Also Me: C'mon, you coward

Me: Fine… we will say ‘told you so’ later as we roll around in our own tears

Also Me: Fair enough

 
 
Save The Open Internet - Internet Association:

jake-clark:

Please take the 2 minutes to do your part to help protect the neutral internet in the USA. If net neutrality is discarded in the USA, it affects EVERYONE, not just the USA. 

Don’t just think “Hopefully enough OTHER people take action…” 

The only way this can be stopped is if enough people take action, it will NOT stop itself.

Please signal boost if you care about keeping the internet neutral and open to everyone.

 
 

lioness–hart:

I’ve changed my avatar in preparation for the day of action to save net neutrality.

Net neutrality is really important. Basically, right now, the internet is treated as a utility, like water and gas. Everybody’s rates are the same, and nobody can pay more for faster or better service.

This may be about to change.

The FCC and Chairman Ajit Pai want to reclassify the internet to make it just like phone and cable services, i.e., companies charging exorbitant prices for shoddy services and charging even more if you want faster service.

If net neutrality fails, ISPs can slow down or even block websites completely, which would stifle and kill the innovation, creativity, and free expression the internet has allowed us to have. Without net neutrality, the internet will be just like cable TV: the content you see is only what the provider puts in front of you.

That means if they don’t like your startup website or the website you made for your new company, they can charge you exorbitant fees, which they then pass down to consumers, for allowing your website to even exist.

That means that if they don’t like anything the Resistance does (and they wouldn’t like most of it; Comcast and Verizon are multimillion dollar donors to the GOP), they can block these websites. Your efforts at resisting the Trump administration will be suppressed.

If you are poor, or live in a rural area, you won’t be able to afford the exorbitant rates ISPs would charge for even basic internet access. This is designed specifically to target the poor and POC.

BUT ON JULY 12TH, WE’RE FIGHTING BACK.

Websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Battleforthenet.com (linked above) is your resource guide.

I strongly, STRONGLY urge you to participate.

Artists who use the internet to promote your work, you have a stake in this fight.

Anybody who reads fic on AO3, you have a stake in this fight. 

Anybody who’s ever had an online shop or store, you have a stake in this fight.

Anybody who uses the internet, you have a stake in this fight.

Learn more and join the fight at battleforthenet.com/july12

Go to Gofccyourself.com and submit a pro-net neutrality comment to the FCC directly today and every day!