When single screen theaters started dying out many moons ago, I had mixed feelings. On the one hand one screen meant super sized images. Love that! On the other it meant only one movie. If that's not the one you wanted to see you were outta luck until the current occupant ran out of ticket buyer steam. Over the years though, multiplexes have slowly nixed the idea of multiple movies which was their original raison d'etre. They just started showing the same movies in several rooms--Totally depressing! If you knock down those walls you can have bigger screens again (there's not dozens of movies anyway) and there's still room for tons of seats.
Today I saw this nightmare progression visualized...
Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side has 16 screens but today it appeared as if all of them were showing Bride Wars. It was the only movie on their scrolling marquee. Now, I love me some Anne Hathaway but "nachtmare!"
Thankfully, t'was a false alarm. Whew. The white tent in front was all prepping for a premiere event. Multiple flickering images are still projected at 67th and Broadway.