At 7:15 on a Friday night at the Pavilion, a multiple-screen
movie theater in Brooklyn, N.Y., a steady stream of parents shuttle their
fidgeting children from the box office to buy tickets, to the concession
stand to buy popcorn and soda, to their seats for the opening weekend of
"Shrek the Third."
But what was once a time-honored tradition for American families -- the
Friday night movie -- has transformed into something else entirely: a
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