In all the Hollywood hubbub over television's steadily rising power (see
RADIO & TV), everyone conceded that the ones who were sure to get it in
the neck were the nation's theater owners. But by last week the
theatermen could report that they don't even feel a crick. Latest
figures showed 23,397 movie houses (3,508 of them drive-ins) now
operating in the U.S., v. 18,172 in pre-TV 1945.
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