Here's something to ponder. Do you think that theatres schedule too many showings a day of hit films? For example, I live in a medium-sized city with a population of about 160,000 and maybe another 100,000 in the suburbs.We have four major multiplexes with a total of 48 screens. Right now, between them there are 57 showing a day of "Shrek II". While weekend business is great, a lot of the weekday shows are running to empty or almost empty houses. My feeling is that running this many shows a day causes other films to delay opening because there isn't screen space available. If they didn't do well elsewhere, some never open here. Even when they do, they usually end up on the smaller screens. In peak movie seasons, it not unusual to find our biggest house, a 19-screener,showing as few as six films while there is a backlog of films waiting to come in. Don't tell me we need more screens. In the last few years we lost about 12, mostly in older malls that have been torn down, and it isn't likely anyone is going to build more. Any thoughts?