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Theatre Vs Cinema

For centuries, the only way to enjoy a play or ‘show’ was to go and see an acting troupe perform at a venue. Of course, with the advent of film, this dynamic changed and allowed audiences to enjoy features at purpose built cinemas. Since then, opinions have become ever more polarised as to whether theatre or cinema provides the superior entertainment experience. Naturally, dedicated film fanatics have their own reasons why they believe cinema is better (huge budgets, amazing special effects etc), but aficionados of the theatre also have some pretty compelling evidence of their own.

One of the main draws of going to see a play or show is that you will be seeing it performed in a venue which is filled with a character and history that is completely lacking in modern cinema chains. However, surely the most appealing aspect of watching live theatre is that every single performance is unique and so anything can happen. Theatres crackle with excitement and anticipation with each and every show as there is always the possibility that the next performance will deliver something which is truly magical and spell-binding. This is something which the carefully edited and pre-determined world of cinema simply cannot match.

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Written by LondonTheatreStore on 19 September 2011 15:16:00

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