Houston, Texas — The last time you were in a theater, you could walk up to a screen and see a film without a ticket or even a seat.

Nowadays, those seats are more like your parents’ couch or a sofa.

Theaters are closing.

They’re going dark.

And so are many other places.

They are becoming less and less of the places we used to visit, the places where we sat down and watched a movie, like at a movie theater.

As a result, the last place we’ll be is in the movies.

This article first appeared on Politico Magazine.