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Christopher Nolan thinks people might stop going to the movies

The director of the Dark Knight trilogy Christopher Nolan called for a drastic improvement to the moviegoing experience. Nolan said that theatres need to be more than just an empty room with a TV in it.

hollywood Updated: Oct 10, 2015 17:11 IST
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British director Christopher Nolan has said that the theatre going experience needs to improve to match the value of the movie goer or watchers swollen ticket price.

Addressing media at the London Film Festival here, the 45-year-old director said cinema chains need to drastically improve the experience they offer to customers, and cautioned that the next generation of movie goers will stop going to watch films if corrective steps were not taken.

The Guardian further quoted the Dark Knight filmmaker, as saying that the audience could no longer stick to a television in a room and or expect people to come to watch a film on it.

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He said, “For some reason, it has become acceptable to say [to audiences] we are providing this empty room with a TV in it and just watch a film.”

The Inception helmer, who spoke about the importance of using real film, said “surveys are saying younger people do not value going to cinema that was ‘complete bollocks’. The experience has to be something great, or of course, people don’t want to come.”

Nolan was joined by the visual artist Tacita Dean during the debate, which was the first of a new LFF Connects series at the festival.

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First Published: Oct 10, 2015 17:09 IST