Hollywood director SIR Ridley Scott fears the internet and new technology is killing the cinema experience.
The Oscar winner claims film fans have little incentive to go to the cinema now they can watch movies on mobile phones and computers.
Speaking at the Venice Film Festival, he says, "People sit there watching a movie on a tiny screen. You can't beat it, you've got to join it and deal with it and also get competitive with it. But we try to do films which are in support of cinema, in a large room with good sound and a big picture.
"I'm sure we're on a losing wicket, but we're fighting technology. While it has been wonderful in many aspects, it also has some big negative downsides."