Think of how much easier it'd be to follow Game of Thrones if you had maps and family trees at your fingertips.But with so much happening on the little screen in their hands, it might be harder for children to follow the real action that their parents have shelled out $15 for them to watch. And this is far from an isolated trend – Nintendo (OTC:NTDOY) has reportedly begun investigating making an interactive movie experience for its landmark franchise, Zelda. Which of course begs the question, will this become the norm when we go to the movies? Even I can remember that wistful time before commercials ran ahead of the previews. As users crave a more interactive experience – one that puts them into the action as opposed to remaining strictly spectators – what will happen to the traditional movie theaters, and the films they show? Are they destined to go the way of the drive-in? We at Kapitall Wire will be following this trend closely, although for the time being it's still probably best to continue silencing your devices before the opening credits. And consider the list below of stocks at the forefront of this crossover between film and personal technology. Click on the interactive chart to view analyst ratings for companies in our list over time. Is interactive cinema the future, with Disney winning the race? Use the list below to begin your own analysis. 1. Walt Disney Co. ( DIS): Operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Market cap at $118.16B, most recent closing price at $66.35.
2. Apple Inc. ( AAPL): Designs, manufactures, and markets PCs, mobile devices, and portable digital music players, and sells related software and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Market cap at $458.48B, most recent closing price at $504.66.
3. REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ( RGC): Operates a theatre circuit in the United States. Market cap at $2.92B, most recent closing price at $18.84.
5. IMAX Corporation ( IMAX): Operates as an entertainment technology company worldwide. Market cap at $1.7B, most recent closing price at $26.70.
6. Carmike Cinemas Inc. ( CKEC): Operates as a motion picture exhibitors in the United States. Market cap at $396.11M, most recent closing price at $22.15. ( List compiled by James Dennin, a Kapitall Writer. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research, all other data sourced from Finviz.)