Student reporter Jonathan Holle

(MOBILE, AL)-- In the age of internet streaming services, the time-honored ritual of movie-watching has been totally transformed. Of course, having access to nearly every film ever made from the palm of our hands is wonderfully convenient: so convenient that traditional brick-and-mortar movie theaters struggle to compete. They are forced to build bigger screens, play only the highest-grossing films, and usher patrons in and out as fast as possible.