It just occurred to me that suspense-action film will lose its last shred of dignity when phone booths disappear for good. I mean, Superman hasn't gone into a phone booth since at least 1983, and I'd argue anything after Superman 2 wasn't worth watching anyway. Trinity and Neo converged at the end of their phone booth honeymoon to "Zion" and look what happened. Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions sucked Hugo (Weaving) balls.
And of course, without the phone booth, The Bourne Identity/Supremacy would just be Matt Damon looking like a refugee; Law & Order would never have a phone trace to the nearest dumpster (where the gun/drugs/dead hooker ALWAYS is); and Colin Ferrell would never have had the chance to star in this gem:
Action Films, YOUR LIFE IS ON THE LINE.