For much of the last decade, it was thought DVD sales and rentals would crush movie theaters out of existence--but it simply hasn't happened. An astounding 1.42 billion movie tickets were sold in 2009, up from 1.39 billion in 2008, according to Nash Information Services.
The reasons for the rebound are many, but it all boils down to a truth as timeless as cinema itself: Going to the movies gives you a chance to bust out of the confines of your home, and enjoy the unfolding action with a live audience.
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