No way they will show the shorts in the theaters, to much money lost that way. By the end of the viewing day you would lose a whole showtime.
That would be a more convincing argument if we didn't have so many movies pushing two and a half to three hours. If there's room for a Peter Jackson movie, there's room for a more normal-sized movie plus a ten-minute short.
And I say again: shorts are cool
. This is something we should want, something we should brainstorm ways that we can
have, not just look for excuses to deny it to ourselves.