Nope, blockbuster in Canada, last time I rented a movie it was at least 5 bucks... I think it came to 5.47 iirc... the movie theatre that is closest to my house is 6.50 normally. And it's not that ghetto... sure it's not stadium seating, but that's why it's only 6.50 to get in.
Did I twist the numbers? Hell yeah, this is slashdot!
Rudeness doesn't seem to be as big a problem here... not that it doesn't exist... but not that big of a problem.
Granted my point was just that this isn't the death knell for cinemas that the article makes it up to be.