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No cinema halls, only downloads in future, predicts Lynch

The Mulholland Drive director David Lynch believes movies will eventually only be available to download from the internet in the future. The director is a champion of new technology.

entertainment Updated: Dec 27, 2010 23:35 IST

Filmmaker David Lynch believes movies will eventually only be available to download from the internet in the future.

The Mulholland Drive director is a champion of new technology and believes the tradition of seeing new films in the cinema will soon become outdated, reports contactmusic.com.

Asked if he would ever release a film only via his website, Lynch said: "That's where everything is heading very soon. It will just be downloads."

Although Lynch doesn't have a problem with downloading movies, he still believes it is magical to see a film on the big screen and it is something that can't be recreated on smaller screens.

"It doesn't matter how people get hold of a film; as long as they can see it in the right way it will still be beautiful. If people can see a film on a big screen with the lights low and good sound, then they still have the chance to enter another world," he said.

"Some films do better on a small screen than others but if you saw 2001: A Space Odyssey on a phone it would just be the most pathetic joke," he added.