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re: I think it's a commendable move for environmental reasons. The full program is available online, including on mobile (nmi)
Posted by: ryhog 02:14 pm EST 02/07/19
In reply to: re: I think it's a commendable move for environmental reasons. The full program is available online, including on mobile (nmi) - Michael_Portantiere 11:32 am EST 02/07/19

trees (and paper, which is a terribly dirty product environmentally for a bunch of reasons) are not just about litter or waste but about global warming. You can of course minimize these things (as others do for global warming in general), but I do not think (based on how many I step on leaving theatres if nothing else) that a large or even significant percentage of theatre-goers hold onto playbills as keepsakes or anything else. There are a lot of things that people "DO want" and we have, slowly but persistently, weaned ourselves off of these things. When I was young, gas guzzlers were the rage. Today, even the extravagant engines do not get close to those Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles with 4 barrel carburetors and 8 cylinder engines. To me the program on paper is a part of the same thing we are seeing with newpapers, magazines, books, etc. Not much longer will it be before everything has gone digital. I guess I was wondering if it was a broader reaction you were having. Your comment about programs for people who DO want one is a good one; I think that is exactly what you get when you print out the program yourself at home. Having the theatre do it is inherently more wasteful.
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