No longer are movie theaters just for movies.
Sony Pictures Entertainment now sees them as almost-live performance venues.
The entertainment company wants to display live events in theaters equipped with digital projectors, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Sony has established a new unit, called The Hot Ticket, to distribute the broadcasts. The company will focus on shooting music concerts, sporting events, and Broadway shows, the paper reported.
New York's Metropolitan Opera showed eight performances with high-definition technology at movie theaters across the country earlier this year, according to the Journal.