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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 11
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2012-09-08 01:36:41 PM
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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 01:55:52 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 Days or so for the privilege of watching movies in the piracy of my own home.

/ftfm
2012-09-09 05:34:40 AM
1 votes:
Wow, who would have thought that charging more for a worse product while your competition is improving and getting cheaper was a bad business model??? No one could have seen that one coming! I'm sure this is still the fault of piracy....somehow.
2012-09-09 05:27:29 AM
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: Nadie_AZ: Good movies are being made. But the presentation at the theater at the cost I pay isn't worth going.

This.

1. Home theater systems, or even a good set of headphones, can affordably rival any blown out or poorly arranged actual theater sound system.
2. Quiet environment is almost unachievable. Sometimes that is the point, but it can ruin a movie utterly.
3. Comfortable environment. You just cannot beat your recliner. Then again, I'm tall, so ymmv here.
4. Screens/Equipment. Some jackoff minimum wage employee using the wrong filter/focus(or whatever other technical problem, I've seen several..crooked, off center, etc) on the projector, spitwads on the screen, water stains, blurry as fark, etc. Typically people don't have any of those problems at home.
5. The fetid urine like stench of old movie popcorn and sticky floors on top of what the people bring in with them or emit during the movie...ugh.

I'll download or pick up the disc when it comes out, thanks.

If we're paying premium, we should not be treated like cattle in a cart.
/some theaters are actually nice. It's like comparing a dive bar to a 5 star eatery.
//most are well below that 3 star rating
///I don't live in a bigger city though.

2012-09-08 11:58:03 PM
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: 1. Home theater systems, or even a good set of headphones, can affordably rival any blown out or poorly arranged actual theater sound system.
2. Quiet environment is almost unachievable. Sometimes that is the point, but it can ruin a movie utterly.
3. Comfortable environment. You just cannot beat your recliner. Then again, I'm tall, so ymmv here.
4. Screens/Equipment. Some jackoff minimum wage employee using the wrong filter/focus(or whatever other technical problem, I've seen several..crooked, off center, etc) on the projector, spitwads on the screen, water stains, blurry as fark, etc. Typically people don't have any of those problems at home.
5. The fetid urine like stench of old movie popcorn and sticky floors on top of what the people bring in with them or emit during the movie...ugh.


WTF theaters are you going to? I haven't seen something like that since the 80s. I call bullshiat.

/lazy farks can't squeeze out of their home recliners is more like it
2012-09-08 06:01:47 PM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The last time I went to the movies it was to see Pandora. Spent 15 minutes driving, 20 minutes finding a place to park, $24 on tickets, $20 on soda and stale popcorn, with no option of an adult beverage or decent food, and because we didn't get to the theater 45 minutes early we had to sit in the front, all for the privilege of listening to children and adult children talk through the entire thing.

Compare that experience to the last movie I watched at home: The Avengers in blu-ray on my huge HD flat screen, while enjoying a nice bourbon and some hot, fresh pizza, while sitting on a comfortable couch.

Modern day movie theatres are for children. Make them for adults and maybe we'll come back.


Must be cool to watch a Blu-ray which will not be released until September 25, seventeen days from now. Time travel! When do we want it? Doesn't Matter!
2012-09-08 04:53:23 PM
1 votes:

mcreadyblue: You guys may biatch now, but when The Hobbit comes out in December you will be ponying up the cash to see it.


*sigh*

Yes, I will see this on the opening day.

I should get one of these cards specifically for things like that: www.lolbrary.com
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 12:36:25 PM
1 votes:
In my case, I blame stunning home-threatre technology and a equally stunning flatulence problem.
2012-09-08 12:25:34 PM
1 votes:
I only go to the theater these days to watch the 20 minutes of commercials before the movie starts.
2012-09-08 12:20:55 PM
1 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.
 
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