When you watch a movie or dvd at home do you

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
May 19, 2008 8:18pm CST
watch it in the dark like at the theatre? Or do you watch it with the lights on? Which do you think gives you the best experience. I like with the lights off. But that is just me. What about you?
2 people like this
9 responses
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
20 May 08
It doesn't really make a difference to me one way or the other. I think I have the lights off about half of the time. If the kids are still up then I usually have them on because they are normally playing with toys at the same time.
1 person likes this
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
20 May 08
I used to watch movies in the dark all the time but my husband does not like to his eyes dont adjust to the dark very well so he squints at the screen. If I am watching something in my bedroom by myself I will watch it in the dark but in the living room the lights are on.
1 person likes this
@sdj3rd (65)
• Philippines
20 May 08
i also turn the lights off, it gives me the feeling that i am watching movie at the theatre, so to complete the experiance i also grab a bucket of chips and some cola...
• United States
20 May 08
That really depends on who I am watching it with. If I am watching a movie, with my children it is during the day usually, so there is lots of light. I cant ever remember watching a movie in the dark with them. My husband and I always watch a movie in the dark, unless he is eating something, then the lights have to be on. He has some strange fear about needing to see his food, even if we prepared it. My mom, also likes to watch movies with the lights on. I love it in the dark.
• United States
31 May 08
I think if you have the lights off, you are better able to ignore other things in the room and can disappear into the movie a bit easier.
• Philippines
21 May 08
with the lights off, your eyes have to do some adjustment with the blaring lights the tv emits. you can have a dim light enough to help your eyes adjust with your environment/room and the TV's running colors. That's protecting your eyes too.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
20 May 08
I like to watch my movies in the dark but most of the time we start off with a light on because we sit down to eat when we first start the movie. After we are done eating, then we turn the lights off and finishing watching the movie in the dark. I like that alot better. My husband likes light though but he don't mind if I shut them off.
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
20 May 08
It all depends on if it is a scary movie or not if so then no I like the lights on since the shadows in the room would freak me out some even if I knew nothing was there. But a good comedy or romance then sure, I would prefer the lights off with those types of movies. My husband likes watching movies with the lights on at all times no matter the type of movie.
• United States
20 May 08
I almost always watch movies at night. So, yes, my lights are always off. I think I get the experience with the lights off. I don't know why, though. I also noticed that I seem to concentrate more, lol. And I watch them in my room and not the family area. I don't like watching movies with others. It's a quirk, I know. I like paying attention without hearing side comments and noises from the dogs, etc.