In Spite of Streaming Services, Movies Sales are Increasing

All the home streaming options aren’t keeping movie lovers from heading to the theaters.

A new study commissioned by the National Association of Theater Owners, found people who go out to the movies more also consume more streaming content at home. We stopped in at Bismarck’s Grand Theater. The manager told us sales there have steadily climbed, regardless of streaming services gaining popularity. They tell us people pay for an experience that doesn’t compare to a night on the couch.

Russell Fix; Movie theater manager: “Our sales are even from a decade ago to now, even adjusting for ticket inflation, that kind of thing, probably up a good 25 percent, 25 to 30 percent.”

The Grand Theater manager says their weekly deals, like 5 dollar Tuesday’s and throwback Thursday’s, have kept the business busy and competitive.
 

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