With prices going astronomical at the theater and a bucket of popcorn and soda will cost more than a tank of gas, home entertainment is the last resort.
Similar in nature to taking an old soccer ball and naming it Wilson or something, making your own sock-muppet will give hours of enjoyment seeking refuge from the dread of the slow economy.
When you drop your cable TV service and ultimately high speed access to the internet, your best bet is to hunker down with the family and do what they did in the good old days. Converse and entertain each other in the parlor.
Rock and roll. The kids are alright...