This Slashdot post was mildly interesting--somebody wants to try to make a subscription based movie theater.
Problem is--according to the comments--that Hollywood has a very rigid business model that basically doesn't allow for this. So the people who are trying to do it can't get very creative with their business plans.
This is the problem with all industries, I believe, where the founders of the industry are long dead. The business models are all "worked out" and the people running the show are all inheritors, as opposed to innovators.
And those kind of people lash out when their business model is threatened, which I suppose is natural. The important thing for the rest of us is to restrain them when they are hurting the rest of us by doing so. Which is usually.