As technology has evolved in recent years it has had a major impact in how fans consume movies. While J.J. Abrams may hate that you can watch an entire film on your phone, people are doing just that now, and it isn't going to go away. However, there’s a new game in town that could completely revolutionize the movie viewing experience. It’s called the Screening Room and it could eliminate the movie theater entirely from the equation.

The Screening Room would deliver theatrical releases directly to you television on the same day they hit the theater. The catch is that such a thing would cost you $50 per film, on top of a $150 special set-top box. Sean Parker and Prem Akkaraju have attempted to get theater’s support for this plan by offering to share the revenue with them. It didn’t work. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The National Organization of Theater Owners has already come out against the plan. However, not everybody who makes the movies thinks this is such a bad idea. Here are what some of the biggest names in Hollywood think of the Screening Room.

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J.J. Abrams
Would you like to see a new Star Wars movie without leaving your house? If the executive producer of the newly vibrant franchise, and the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has the choice, you may have that option one day. J.J. Abrams sees the Screening Room as an opportunity, because it’s geared toward those that don’t currently go to the movies.
I responded to that system mostly because it actually is beneficial to the exhibitors. I think the metrics on that are very impressive and they’re targeting groups that actually don’t go to the movies at all. If they could harness even a fraction of the number that don’t, the amount of money that would go to the cinemas is significant and actually is amazingly helpful to the cinematic experience.

Of course, only time will tell how the service would actually be used.

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