I help to run a university film society here in the UK and in the last 3 years the number of people coming to films has dropped (most notably since the new academic year started in October). While you might argue that there haven't really been any 'must see' movies recently, I was wondering whether increasingly short theatrical to retail times was having a big impact on our attendences. The market for classic films may also have been eroded by the advent of DVD - no longer do people have to put up with crappy, blurred transfers on VHS. What do you guys think? Has the marketing of DVD (and I guess to an extent the popularisation of home theatre in general) had a big effect on university film societies? Does anyone else here help to run a university film society?