It is obvious that TV and cinema have much more advantages then theater. Of course among these types of entertaining theater was the first, it has been existed from ancient times, long before television and cinema, and was very popular.
But with the coming of cinema the situation had changed. Of course it is much more expensive to shoot a movie then to show a theater performance, but the expenses will be compensated, because a lot of people want to see the movie. The movie is realistic, there are a lot of live decorations and costumes and a lot of stunts, that all attracts people's attention much more then the theater. In a movie it is possible to show a long period of time, different people and different places.
The main advantage of cinema is the reality of the representation, which is impossible in theater. And now cinema is very popular, especially among young people, because there are a lot of new technologies now to make a film full of exciting stunts and decorations. There are a lot of cinemas now, where you can go in the evening to watch some new movie. It is convenient and entertaining. Theater nowadays is the form of a cultural outing, but young people do that very seldom.
It is hard to say, what is more popular between TV and cinema. Almost all people have a TV set at home, where one can watch some show, series or movies. Besides TV is the means of informing people, there a many news programs on TV. But it is much more exciting to watch a thrilling film on a large screen in the cinema. So we can say that the cinema is as popular as TV.
And with the coming of new high technologies we have a new convenient form of entertaining – internet. We can download any film, series or show we like from the net and watch it any time we wish, so much times we wish and all that at home, not leaving some other things to do.