In A World Where Everything Can Be Done Online, Movie Theaters Are Dying

In A World Where Everything Can Be Done Online, Movie Theaters Are Dying

Are people too comfortable in their own homes, or do people not value the price of seeing a movie in theaters anymore?

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Sometimes, there is no escape better than the one given to you at the movie theatre. There's a huge screen, surround sound, dim lighting, and everyone is discouraged from using their phones. What better way could you disconnect in today's society?

Perhaps being disconnected is the problem. Is this really what people want?

Nowadays, people can watch any movie they want at their fingertips. Between On-Demand cable services and other paid services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, you can find almost any movie you want. While this is convenient for rainy days and movie nights, these streaming services are making it harder to get people out of their living rooms and into movie theaters.

Are people too comfortable in their own homes, or do people not value the price of seeing a movie in theaters anymore? With services like MoviePass and the fact that most theatres offer a discount night, there is barely an excuse to be turned away by the high prices (for the ticket, that is- concessions are a different story). There are a lot of people who opt to illegally stream movies on pirated sites rather than visit their local movie theater. Not only does this hurt the film industry, but it has a negative impact on the audience. Movies are meant to be watched on a large screen free of distractions, not on a laptop while simultaneously writing a paper. Movies are an art and should be treated as such.

Is it that theaters need to adapt to survive? They've already incorporated reclining chairs, dine-in theaters, not to mention that a large number of films are released in 3D? Do we need to touch, feel, smell, and taste it too? If it is prices that are turning people away, making the theater more immersive will not help the cause, for it will only make it more expensive. Maybe the classic dinner and a movie date night are dying to. If people aren't going to the movies anymore, what are they doing?

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9 Reasons Crocs Are The Only Shoes You Need

Crocs have holes so your swag can breathe.
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Do you have fond childhood objects that make you nostalgic just thinking about your favorite Barbie or sequenced purse? Well for me, its my navy Crocs. Those shoes put me through elementary school. I eventually wore them out so much that I had to say goodbye. I tried Airwalks and sandals, but nothing compared. Then on my senior trip in New York City, a four story Crocs store gleamed at me from across the street and I bought another pair of Navy Blue Crocs. The rest is history. I wear them every morning to the lake for practice and then throughout the day to help air out my soaking feet. I love my Crocs so much, that I was in shock when it became apparent to me that people don't feel the same. Here are nine reasons why you should just throw out all of your other shoes and settle on Crocs.

1. They are waterproof.

These bad boys can take on the wettest of water. Nobody is sure what they are made of, though. The debate is still out there on foam vs. rubber. You can wear these bad boys any place water may or may not be: to the lake for practice or to the club where all the thirsty boys are. But honestly who cares because they're buoyant and water proof. Raise the roof.


2. Your most reliable support system

There is a reason nurses and swimming instructors alike swear by Crocs. Comfort. Croc's clogs will make you feel like your are walking on a cloud of Laffy Taffy. They are wide enough that your toes are not squished, and the rubbery material forms perfectly around your foot. Added bonus: The holes let in a nice breeze while riding around on your Razor Scooter.

3. Insane durability

Have you ever been so angry you could throw a Croc 'cause same? Have you ever had a Croc bitten while wrestling a great white shark? Me too. Have you ever had your entire foot rolled like a fruit roll up but had your Crocs still intact? Also me. All I know is that Seal Team 6 may or may not have worn these shoes to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Just sayin'.


4. Bling, bling, bling

Jibbitz, am I right?! These are basically they're own money in the industry of comfortable footwear. From Spongebob to Christmas to your favorite fossil, Jibbitz has it all. There's nothing more swag-tastic than pimped out crocs. Lady. Killer.

5. So many options

From the classic clog to fashionable sneakers, Crocs offer so many options that are just too good to pass up on. They have fur lined boots, wedges, sandals, loafers, Maryjane's, glow in the dark, Minion themed, and best of all, CAMO! Where did your feet go?!

6. Affordable

Crocs: $30

Feeling like a boss: Priceless

7. Two words: Adventure Straps

Because you know that when you move the strap from casual mode chillin' in the front to behind the heal, it's like using a shell on Mario Cart.

8. Crocs cares

Okay, but for real, Crocs is a great company because they have donated over 3 million pairs of crocs to people in need around the world. Move over Toms, the Croc is in the house.

9. Stylish AF

The boys will be coming for you like Steve Irwin.

Who cares what the haters say, right? Wear with pride, and go forth in style.

Cover Image Credit: Chicago Tribune

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11 Songs That I Haven't Been Able To Get Out Of My Head, And You Won't, Either

Finals is coming and these are the songs I keep on repeat.

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1. "Goodbye Again" by Vertical Horizon

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