Are going to the cinemas coming to an end? In my opinion, it’s because of the streaming platforms and online bootleg versions of movies there has decreased the attendance to the theaters. Some on-demand channels can bring movies to your home in as little as 10 days after they hit the theaters.
I found this article that explains how important it is for film makers to get people to go see their films in theater. However, “The major studios (minus Disney, which has its own path) are on the brink of deals that will make new releases available to stream for $30 to $50, with pricing depending on how soon they’re available, according to multiple reports out of CinemaCon, the annual gathering of movie-theater owners and the media conglomerates who supply their product.” So even the studios are leaning towards the digital approach rather than putting their focus on movie theaters.
What I find interesting that every time a major film does come out the box office is still breaking records.