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Lights, Action, Glamor! The Movie Stadiums of the Future

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Type (e.g. Planet, Faction, System): Sol and Tau Ceti

Describe this proposal in a single sentence (12 word maximum): Movie-going evolves to become more of a social event, rivalling sports.

 How will this be reflected on-station? It can't really be reflected onstation, but it gives a unique little bit of extra culture so future humans don't feel so similar to present us.

Does this faction/etc do anything not achieved by what already exists? It removes the short-sightedness of some written things. Similar to how those in the past thought mechanical horses and auto-driven carriages were the future: we too are shorted by the present. Movies and other subcultures don't have to stay the same and they probably won't.

Why should this be given to lore developers rather than remain player created lore? This can't stay a headcanon because it is too massive of scale (for something small) and currently a bit too obscure for anyone to just pick up and get from me casually referencing it IC.

Do you understand that if this is submitted, you are signing it away to the lore team, and that it's possible that it will change over time in ways that you may not forsee? Yes, though I would still be slightly annoyed if this was taken....then just dunked on.

Long Description:

 

As subscription-based, video on-demand (also known as VODs) services became more popular and profitable- the cinema industry began to fall. No company wanted to die, but none of them could compete with the already giant VODsites people were now using; cinemas could not force things to stay the same and they could not squeeze anymore money from concessions or ticket inflation. The companies needed to adapt and create their own ways of hooking people in and, through an analysis of hype-culture and a retrospective on what made them so much money in the first place, they did. The industry was forced to evolve and keep itself alive, the classic movie theater was now mostly a thing of the past as old theaters were essentially mummified, turned into museums to gawk and be in awe of. Movie Stadiums became the new norm- capitalizing off of hype-culture to feature only the most anticipated films each week, and even readying itself for the inevitable bad film with offers of pausing and rewinding to laugh and mock the production live.

The Movie Stadiums of present-day have nearly all been absorbed into the Megacorporate Giants that are Zeng-Hu and NanoTrasen and have been funded greatly, making holo-projections and AR even more common. Zeng-Hu Stadiums are known for their opulent atmosphere, giving even the poorest man with just a few hundred credits the ability to feel premium and fancy; their staff is a mix of low-paid humans and synthetics, with simple drones and Mobility Frames often used to deliver orders while humans man the ticket booths and announcements. NanoTrasen Stadiums are popular for their humor and their casual environment, smelling of grease and cheap food while the stands and booths sell such. The corporation has also used the numerous small-time businesses immediately merged into itself by Tau Ceti Law as "backup staff" at times, it is not unorthodox to occasionally hear music or songs from lesser-known music groups- or for a movie that has turned out to be so horribly bad, have a holo-projected comedian crack jokes as the film is paused; the quirky and jokey nature of some of the stadiums are what keeps people coming back.

 

Notes: I know this is a bit long, but it's honestly the condensed version and it still might be hard to condense onto the wiki. This doesn't feel fully complete in my eyes, and I may add example subsidiaries or stadiums so it can be condensed easier? If that makes sense.

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