I heard on the radio today (AM radio, ahem) that some movie theaters are considering offering a "social media" friendly theater that allows texting, tablets, and laptops in a lighted auditorium to accommodate today's wired in individuals and to also offer another workspace besides a coffee house.
My question - don't you go to a movie to UNPLUG? Forget? Turn your brain off so to speak? Maybe that's just me. Maybe I'm getting older...and how did that happen? And when! Who is responsible!? I see no issue with these types of theaters but please don't take away the good old-fashioned dark theaters where you can escape, even if for a few hours. And eat a huge tub popcorn in the dark so no one sees you.
That's one of the reasons I love these painting class. My good friend and I both noticed half-way through that we were barely talking to each other and not really thinking about anything else but the paining. Nice to truly unwind in a non electronic way.