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Movie ticket sales have been abysmal this year, with summer box office revenue failing to reach $4 billion for the first time since 2006 and movie theater attendance estimated to reach a 25-year low. There’s plenty of blame being passed around, toward review-aggregators, as well as the studios churning out uninspired sequels, adaptations, and face-palm-inducing original ideas. The breadth of content available to consumers within the comfort of their own homes is also undoubtedly a contributing factor to the decline in ticket sales. Still, The Blues Brothers and “Thriller” director John Landis maintains that there’s no replacing the movie theater experience.

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