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(Telegraph)   The Dark Knight may have risen, but US cinema attendance has dropped to its lowest level in two decades   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 27
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2012-09-08 11:30:24 AM
6 votes:
Cell phones, screaming children at rated-r movies, and a general lack of consideration or civility, and a 65" TV at home... and they're surprised I stopped going to see movies in the theater?
2012-09-08 12:04:00 PM
5 votes:

Ricardo Klement: Cell phones, screaming children at rated-r movies, and a general lack of consideration or civility, and a 65" TV at home... and they're surprised I stopped going to see movies in the theater?


All that and the movies costing around $100 for the 5 of us to go with tickets and drinks.
wee [TotalFark]
2012-09-08 01:26:12 PM
4 votes:
Stop showing 30 minutes of farking commercials. I paid to get in. Just show me the goddam movie.
2012-09-08 01:27:46 PM
2 votes:

Confabulat: I don't need to see a movie the day it comes out; it will be the same movie in three months.


Actually I'd like to revise that statement. In three months, it's usually a BETTER movie, often with deleted scenes or an uncut version. It's almost like you have to wait till the home release to see the whole movie anyway.
2012-09-08 12:47:55 PM
2 votes:
Too expensive.

And the constant commercials before and during the 'start' of the movie. If it says it is supposed to start at 6:20, you can guarantee the movie won't kick in until 6:30.

Good movies are being made. But the presentation at the theater at the cost I pay isn't worth going.
2012-09-08 12:42:01 PM
2 votes:
Because for the most part, it's simply not worth it.
2012-09-08 12:27:26 PM
2 votes:
I'm sure the quality of Hollywood movies (Pixar, Marvel Comics and Batman notwithstanding) has nothing to do with the decline in theater attendance.
2012-09-08 12:20:55 PM
2 votes:
I'd just much rather not go through that stress when I know all I have to do is wait an extra 6 weeks or so for the privilege of watching movies in the privacy of my own home.
2012-09-08 12:20:45 PM
2 votes:
Bring back cartoons before the main movie and I'll think about it.
2012-09-08 06:18:16 PM
1 votes:
Big surprise. Let me take a wild guess why...Movies suck? Nothing original? Tired of seeing the same "stars"?
I've seen 3 movies in the theater this year.

Avengers- very plane and predictable. But entertaining.
Dark Knight- Pretty amazing movie. I saw it twice.
2012-09-08 05:26:11 PM
1 votes:

Honest Bender: So I turned around and said, in a voice loud enough for most of the medium sized theater to hear, "Thanks for being those douchebags that talk through the movie!"

And that's why it'll probably be another year or two before I decide to go to the movies again. 

/Few things get me as angry as inconsideration.


So you decided to take their inconsideration and spread it to the rest of the theatre?
2012-09-08 04:08:24 PM
1 votes:
fark your re-makes, fark your sequels, fark your adaptations of old TV shows/video games/board games ("Battleship"? Really?). Oh, and fark your farking comic book movies.
2012-09-08 03:28:40 PM
1 votes:
you know i'll be honest here, i love going to the movies. as of right now i go to about 5-6 movies a year, it would be more but it has just gotten so darn farking expensive.

Mrs. Knarf and i look at trailers and we always finish each one by turning to each other and saying weather or not we feel that particular movie is worth "paying" for. most summer blockbusters get a yes vote. most romantic comedies or whatever get a no vote because i would rather wait till it's out on netflix or *cough* torrent *cough* it.

when i was in high school i would usually go to 2-4 movies a month, when it was $4-6 a ticket for matinee, now it's usually $8-10 a matinee unless you go to a really crappy theater in which case i would rather just watch it on my big screen at home.

movie companies are surprised that movie attendance is at its lowest in two decades, i say until you compare that number versus revenue generated and ticket prices i'm not shedding any tears.

stop biatching about pirating when to see the movie ONCE in the theaters these days is more expensive than buying the damn blu-ray 4 weeks later!
2012-09-08 02:32:01 PM
1 votes:
no one is mentioning how much better TV shows are now? Superior than most movies that get major release these days.

also: 20 + mins previews before the movie start
2012-09-08 02:01:14 PM
1 votes:
There's not much out that's good. Frankly, most blockbusters suck and so do most indie movies, which are all copies of one another with characters that have poorly-written mental disabilities and songs by The Smiths in the background.

I'm into seeing Beasts of the Southern Wild and the new Chris Rock/Julie Delpy movie, but at this point, I'm only interested in seeing certain directors that I know will not make me hate myself for spending 10+ bucks on the movies...oh, and the Oscar Short Animated Films when they come out in January because those always rock.
2012-09-08 02:01:07 PM
1 votes:
What? Folks don't want to watch five minutes of advertising after they just paid $14 for a ticket?

Who knew??
2012-09-08 01:59:51 PM
1 votes:

Ricardo Klement: Cell phones, screaming children at rated-r movies, and a general lack of consideration or civility


If I ever go to a theater again, it will be to shoot as many of these people as I can.
2012-09-08 01:57:14 PM
1 votes:
Sorry, but movie prices have risen faster than wages/salaries, and it's fairly easy to just wait for DVD/Netflix/bootleg.

The median US income is what, 60k/yr? You're looking at a half day of work just to take a family of 4-5 to see a movie.

We're a mixed family of 7 I'm not interested in financing a trip to the theater for at most 2.5 hours of entertainment.

/and they still make you watch commercials before the damn movie!
2012-09-08 01:50:27 PM
1 votes:
Where the hell are you people going to the movies? I can only count on one hand the times where the audience was distracting enough for me to even notice, over the course of every movie I've ever seen. Are you that sensitive to ambient noise? Do you people live in monasteries?
2012-09-08 01:42:25 PM
1 votes:
Perhaps making movies that don't suck might help?
2012-09-08 01:42:23 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and forgot

/Can't wait for the 4K re-re-re-release of Lawrence of Arabia 50th anniversary restoration....
2012-09-08 01:40:11 PM
1 votes:
For the most part, the reason I don't go to many moves is the fact I've seen all them before when they came out the first time.
2012-09-08 01:36:41 PM
1 votes:

Ricardo Klement: Cell phones, screaming children at rated-r movies, and a general lack of consideration or civility, and a 65" TV at home... and they're surprised I stopped going to see movies in the theater?


*bzzt*. Oh, I'm sorry. The answer we were looking for was 'piracy'. 'Piracy'.
2012-09-08 01:33:47 PM
1 votes:
I blame it on not everyone having an Alamo Drafthouse 5 minutes away.
2012-09-08 01:26:08 PM
1 votes:
I used to go to the movies at least once a week. The last movie I saw in a theater was Tron like 2 years ago.

It's not worth it. Home is better, and DVD releases happen sooner and sooner. I don't need to see a movie the day it comes out; it will be the same movie in three months.

The only thing I like about the theater experience is the occasional fun crowd. But they are rare and becoming rarer.
2012-09-08 01:05:59 PM
1 votes:
The only reason I go is because I get free tickets from platelet donations. I definitely wouldn't pay full price to go.
2012-09-08 12:52:18 PM
1 votes:

NutWrench: Bring back cartoons before the main movie and I'll think about it.


Great-Grandpa? Is that you?
 
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