So the NYT ran a story today, "When MovieGoers Vote With Their Feet," in which Galaxy Theaters CEO Frank Rimkus says, "We are trying to understand what the public wants. And Galaxy does not yet have a handle on it."
I include the photo that accompanied the story because it has two things in it I don't want from the movies: remakes and boors who confuse the public movie theatre with their private living room.
Amusingly enough, the last movie theatre I went to did feel like someone's living room: Central Cinema, which is a few miles from my house, lives inside an old mortuary and relies on scavenged couches for seating. And the other way in which it felt like a living room: all the inhabitants were as mannerly and considerate of each other as they'd be of their own friends and family. It helped that there were maybe 30 people in the room, so there was noplace to hide if you were a jackass.
So here's what I want as a member of the movie-going public, in general: