Nothing sucks more than being shut out of a movie premiere just cause you didn't make it to the box office on time. Well, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. are teaming up with Digital Cinema Implementation Partners to make that scenario a thing of the past. They want to give theaters the ability to play popular movies on extra screens by changing the way movies are delivered. So rather than have hard copies of films at theaters, the films would be delivered instantly...

via satellite or broadband systems. The studios also hope the new delivery methods will cut down on pirating, since it'd mean fewer people would come in contact with the movie. Personally, I'd prefer they make better movies, rather than promise me more screenings, but that's just me.


Hollywood to Provide "Instant" Digital Films [AP via FayerWayer]