Mark Dolliver’s Takes: Thank Goodness for DVDs

When it comes to watching movies, there’s no place like home. A Zogby International survey asked adults whether they’d rather have “free unlimited DVD rentals with no late fees for a year” or “a year’s worth of free unlimited movie passes.” The DVDs beat the free passes by 63 percent to 30 percent. As it happens, consumers have been voting with their feet: 10 percent said they go out to the movies more often now than they did five years ago; 45 percent said they go less often, including 27 percent who said “much less.”