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post #11 of 19
Personally I like going out to movies but it's only when there is something worth seeing.

Most of the time, I'll watch stuff at home
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I agree with the re-screening of hit movies. what move is still in the theater after 6 weeks any who? most movies unless HUGE hits are out by about then. Why not have some algorithm that calculates box office numbers, decline, and expected viewing time in most multi screen theaters and add release movies on VOD then.

theaters don't make any money off ticket sales anyway. its all on the bad food they sell, and over priced drinks. Dont see how not offering a movie will help them at all.
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Yeah, whatever, when theatres stop charing $30 a person to watch a movie once, I will start going to them again. Until that time, I can wait a while for it to be released on blu-ray, and enjoy the experience that much more on my home theater setup with a select group of people, rather than cramming myself into an uncomfortable seat, with little to no leg room so the person behind you constantly kicks your chair or has the nerve to rest his/her feet inches from my ear while you are trying to enjoy a movie. Then you have the cellphone talkers, etc. Yeah... Theatres suck, let them die.
 
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Haven't been to a cinema since I was eight or nine. Can't say the theaters are making much of a case to drag me back in there, either.
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Only cinema I go to is Cinerama here in Seattle, Mind you Paul Allen owns the place and it just was remodeled again, new 4K projection, 80' screen something in the neighborhood of 40-50 speaker enclosures, the subs feature dual 21" subs. To say going there is an experience is an understatement. I saw the new Tron there and when the first recognizer flew overhead my pantlegs were litterally flapping in the wind from the subs and I was half way back in the theater.

Other than that I'll stick to either watching on my InFocus Projector and 8' screen, or my Toshiba LCD system.
post #16 of 19
Haven't been to a movie since the remake of the first Star Wars.

I don't see the point of paying too much for entertainment. Then there is the overpriced food and drinks which are not very good, the sticky floors, people talking, cramped seats that you have to share the arm rest with the person sitting right next to you...seriously who thought it was a good idea to have one arm rest between seats?

I'm much happier at home. I can get my preferred beverage and food and lay on the couch or recline in my chair.
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post #17 of 19
Theaters, at least IMO, are all about sharing the experience with the audience, and with a nice cinema you simply can't match the screen or the sound experience unless you can afford your own IMAX setup, and not some rinky dink high end home theater.

At any rate, theaters really are a social experience, how many people go to see a movie in the theaters alone? So the antisocials who stay away from theaters aren't giving the industry their money so this is just an attempt to try and get money from that niche.

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Only cinema I go to is Cinerama here in Seattle, Mind you Paul Allen owns the place and it just was remodeled again, new 4K projection, 80' screen something in the neighborhood of 40-50 speaker enclosures, the subs feature dual 21" subs. To say going there is an experience is an understatement. I saw the new Tron there and when the first recognizer flew overhead my pantlegs were litterally flapping in the wind from the subs and I was half way back in the theater.

Other than that I'll stick to either watching on my InFocus Projector and 8' screen, or my Toshiba LCD system.
Paul Allen has a business card to die for, it even has a watermark.

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Yeah, whatever, when theatres stop charing $30 a person to watch a movie once, I will start going to them again. Until that time, I can wait a while for it to be released on blu-ray, and enjoy the experience that much more on my home theater setup with a select group of people, rather than cramming myself into an uncomfortable seat, with little to no leg room so the person behind you constantly kicks your chair or has the nerve to rest his/her feet inches from my ear while you are trying to enjoy a movie. Then you have the cellphone talkers, etc. Yeah... Theatres suck, let them die.
$30 per person? You have to be kidding me. Me and my wife go to the movies then get nachos and a pop to split and still spend under $30. Barely, but under. Judging by your opinion of the theater setup the theater by my house is much nicer as well. I'm not tall but it fits my over 6' ~400 lbs friend and the chairs are comfy. Its only a few years old though and I've yet to go to the director's hall or whatever the fancy screen is called.
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I hardley go to cinema, The quality of them in the UK is piss poor.

Screen's and projection equipment are ancient, Standard def and have loads of noise and artifacts.

I get a clearer 1080p picture at home topped off with better audio.
Maybe where you live, but where I live they have 4k screens.
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