What factors do you consider when watching a movie these days ?

@ronnyb (6125)
Jamaica
January 8, 2012 12:04pm CST
I ask this against the background of the fact that going to the theater these days is are so expensive and I am not just talking about the tickets but food ,gas etc .In addition when you consider that you could easily rent a DVD or choose to watch it online. So again I ask what factors will force you to dig deep to go to watch a movie in the theater?
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
10 Jan 12
I used to go out alot to watch movies when i had a car. We have some theaters here that have discounted prices. Day $2.50 nite $3.50. It cost more for soda and popcorn than it dose to see the movie. Now dont have a car and ive moved so now it will take 3 buses to get there so i dont go. I love the pirate of the caribbean movies. Last summer when the last one got to the discount theather i got all ready to go and the last minute i changed my mine because i plan to buy it anyway. Its too much of a hassel to get there by bus.
• Malaysia
12 Jan 12
3 different buses to connect to the nearest cinema for u..wow..thats is tering.. really pity u my friend.. but hey.u got the internet.. can always watch any move u like at www.1 channel. ch
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
12 Jan 12
There are regular priced cinemas that are further away where i can take one bus. But i dont go to thoses because of the cost. I prefer to go to the discounted one. Each bus is a short trip but there are still 3 of them to catch to go to that one. I have watched a few movies online but my connenction isnt that great either so sometimes it takes time to buffer. Plus it takes memory and harddrive space that i would rather same for my game playing.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
9 Jan 12
Nothing. Most of the movies put out these days aren't worth the price of a ticket 50 years ago.
• Malaysia
12 Jan 12
wow..u r from 50 years ago??
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
12 Jan 12
I'm from 60 years ago.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
8 Jan 12
I consider a few things. If I am going out to a movie then I ask my friends and family that will be going with me to see what they wanted to see. Then I would mediate so we could come to a compromise. If we are at home then I basically do the same thing.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 12
That sounds like a workable and equitable formula for all.Thanks for your response
• Malaysia
12 Jan 12
i ..if wanna bring members of my family to watch a movie with me..i named the movie to watch and see which any of them interested to see that film..say TIN TIN..or TRANSFORMERS 3... so those who wanna see those..i will take them with me..the reest can stay at home .watch tv..lol
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
12 Jan 12
I honestly don't go to the movie theater very often these days because of the fact that it is so expensive to go and see a movie at the theater. However, there are some movies that I will go and see at the theater, for example the Twilight movies because they are something that I really enjoy and I like the effect of seeing them on a big screen. The other reason that I will go to the theater from time to time is because I think it is a great way of rewarding my children when they've been behaving.
@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
8 Jan 12
NOTHING factors in my desire to go out to a theater to see a movie!!! I stopped going to theaters almost 20 years ago. I find it MUCH MORE convenient to rent a movie so I don't have to get dressed up...not counting the price of the tickets, popcorn, drinks, etc!!! I've grown comfortable watching a rented movie on my TV where I can hit pause when Mother Nature calls. I can also prepare healthier popcorn for my tummy's pleasure & I have more control over my choice of drinks!!! I'm at the stage in my life where most current movies are barely worth the price of rental & most definitely NOT worth the price of a ticket!!! I often watch my movies alone so I can laugh when I'm tickled & cry when the need arises without hearing any grief from my guests. I occasionally invite guests to share a movie with me. In all honesty, I usually prefer to watch them alone. I have one dear friend & we watch movies together even though we live over 500 miles apart. We text our comments & enjoy watching our movie!!! No matter what I choose to do, I ALWAYS choose to avoid theaters!!!
@rafiholmes (2898)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 12
many factors... usually trailers...actors.. directors....sometimes if it has characters from comic books..or previously was a tv programme etc..so many factors..