Movieplexes Bulged With People In 2002

More people went to the movies this year in the US than any year since 1959. “By some estimates, admissions could climb more than 10% over last year’s record levels, with folks flocking to theaters more than 1.5 billion times.” Why? Paricularly with all the competition for the entertainment dollar from DVD’s TV etc….? “The real world is probably more terrifying than Americans have ever known. It’s the same kind of desire for escape we also saw during the Depression in the ’30s.”