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Seeing A Movie Is Great Family Fun, But Things Are So Much Different Than Before

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Gone are the days when you could take your family to the movies — complete with popcorn and soda — without it costing as much as your mortgage payment. It’s insane how much we have to spend to enjoy blockbusters.

So it shouldn’t surprise you that movies are no longer played from massive reels of film. Instead, our favorite films arrive in indestructible boxes.

Pelican cases are extremely durable. Basically, these boxes transport the hard drives that hold movie footage.

Pelican cases are extremely durable. Basically, these boxes transport the hard drives that hold movie footage.

First developed for scuba divers, they are airtight and watertight, and they can handle extreme amounts of pressure. They’re also used to carry military equipment.

First developed for scuba divers, they are airtight and watertight, and they can handle extreme amounts of pressure. They're also used to carry military equipment.

We all know how fickle hard drives can be, so these cases have to be able to withstand anything.

We all know how fickle hard drives can be, so these cases have to be able to withstand anything.

The hard drives are just as secure as the boxes that carry them. They can only be accessed with a special key, and information cannot be copied from one hard drive to the next.

The hard drives are just as secure as the boxes that carry them. They can only be accessed with a special key, and information cannot be copied from one hard drive to the next.

These drives only contain the movie and any associated trailers.

These drives only contain the movie and any associated trailers.

When loaded up, the movie takes about an hour to work its way from the drive to the server. But when it comes to seeing blockbusters on the silver screen, I don’t think any of us mind the wait (even if it does cost next month’s rent to see them)!

Well, it USED to be interesting.

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