This week: Baby boomers are breathing new life into movie theatres… Dance clubs are languishing as millennials stay away… Netflix reveals at what point we get hooked on TV series… How the audience changes when admission is free… The Ticket bots strike again on Broadway.
- Baby Boomers Are Reinvigorating Movie Theatres: They’re coming back to the theatres. But “more than the actual films though, it is the surrounding experience at the cinema that is pulling this generation through the doors. ‘Event cinema’, such as live-streamed ballet and opera, ‘is particularly valued’ by older people.”
- Dance Nightclubs Are Dying: For some reason, millennials are not into going out to dance. “An estimated half of venues have closed within the past decade, dance music industry figures insisted the scene is in rude health, with people instead choosing all-day events in parks, raves in pop-up spaces and festivals for their weekly freakout.”
- At What Point Do You Get Hooked On A TV Series? (Netflix Has The Answer): The streamer has not been forthcoming on the reams of viewer data it collects. But this week Netflix released data on when viewers seem to get hooked on TV series. Netflix thinks it’s the “thriller/horror/ crime” genre that seems to get viewers committed earliest. The hardest to addict you? Shows like “Gilmore Girls. There’s a cool chart of favorite shows in this article that shows you the fan tipping point.
- So How Does The Audience Change When Museum Admission Is Free? “Many of those museums that have altered their admissions models have noticed a shift in visitor patterns. Attendance doubled after fees were waived to England’s national collections in 2001, said the director of London’s Natural History Museum to The Guardian. When the Dallas Museum of Art nixed its $10 admission.”
- Latest Target Of The Broadway Ticket Bots: It’s Bette Midler in “Hello Dolly”. “The situation is exacerbated because Midler’s engagement in the show will be a limited one, beginning performances on March 15th, 2017 and opening officially on April 20. No end date has been announced, … [but] it’s a marathon role and Bette will be 71 when she comes down the steps.