One for All, and All for None

@AmbiePam (50243)
United States
May 26, 2017 11:51pm CST
I have not seen a movie in a theater in five years. Before that, I'd go see one every once in a while on my birthday. It costs so much money, but if it's over two hours my back always starts to hurt. My dad could not care less about seeing movies. However, his wife loves to go see movies, so she drags him with her a lot of the time. It's kind of funny, because half of the movies they see, he hates. Since he doesn't care, he never puts up a fuss about what she chooses. The last time she picked that King Arthur sword movie with, I think his name, is Charlie Hunham (spelling?). He hated it, while she liked it (it bombed at the box office). What's the last one you saw? Do you go a lot, and if not, is it because of money? I admit, I sneak a bottled water in the theater, but if I want a snack, I always buy it. Which just makes it even more expensive. I go toward action or comedy when it comes to the types of movies I choose.
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@TRBRocks420 (84228)
• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
It's been awhile, the last one I saw was either breaking dawn or Tammy.
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
27 May 17
Was Tammy any good?
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@TRBRocks420 (84228)
• Banks, Oregon
27 May 17
@AmbiePam Yeah, it was one of the funniest movies I have seen honestly, had Melissa McCarthy, Kathy Bates and, some other funny lady.
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@bunnybon7 (37638)
• Holiday, Florida
28 May 17
@AmbiePam that was a truly funny movie. i had to wait till it was out on DVD
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@responsiveme (16855)
• India
27 May 17
I do go once in a while...I take water too....It's eatables they don't allow
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• New Delhi, India
27 May 17
I used to watch a lot of movies but I stopped after having a baby. Watching movie with a baby is no fun at all
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
27 May 17
I bet!
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• New Delhi, India
27 May 17
@AmbiePam do you have a baby?
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
27 May 17
@amitkokiladitya No. But I admire the ones who do!
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 May 17
The last couple years there have been some good Christian movies. The last movie I saw was Hidden Figures. Excellent! I think I did a review on it after I saw it. It's not a Christian movie per se, but it does have some Christian over tones to it. It's a true story and was nominated for an Oscar. In my opinion, it deserved it. Too bad it went to another movie.
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
1 Jun 17
Oh yes, I remember that movie. I wanted to see it.
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jun 17
@AmbiePam It is so good. I hope you have the chance to see it.
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@DianneN (87495)
• United States
29 May 17
I usually go during the day with my husband and dinner afterwards. I saw Fences and LaLa Land in Florida, and loved them both. So far, we have been too busy to go to a movie.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 May 17
I don't see many, but I did go to see two this year. I saw The Shack with a friend and wanted to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I never saw the first movie, so watched that at home. My daughter went with me last week to see the new one even though she'd already seen it a few weeks before with her friends. Both were very good. I don't plan on seeing any more for quite a while. I don't like spending the money either. My daughter bought the snacks and I paid for the movie. With my friend we went on a Tuesday and the prices are cheaper in the afternoons.
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
30 May 17
Was The Shack good? I had hope it would do well since I'd heard such good things about the book.
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• Midland, Michigan
30 May 17
@AmbiePam It was just as good as the book. I didn't expect them to be able to get all the good stuff in but they did it with flying colors. Did you read the book? If or when you do you may be laughing and crying some.
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
30 May 17
@MarshaMusselman I haven't read it, but my sister has it.
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@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
27 May 17
We saw Guardians of the Galaxy a couple weeks ago.. before that we saw Beauty and the Beast last month. Before that was Finding Dory awhile back only because I had a gift certificate. We will generally go to the Drive Ins during the summer because they'll show 2 or 3 movies for the price of one, and they're cheaper than theaters anyway. You can bring your own snacks and some lawn chairs, or just sit in your car. We've gone every summer! As for actual theaters we only go if it's something we really want to see. I've seen all the Harry Potter movies in theaters, the last 2 Hunger Games, we saw one of the Lord of the Rings movies. I don't usually bring the whole family either.. usually it's me and one of the kids..like the Hunger Games was something I just did with my daughter. Harry Potter was usually just with my older son. We did take 3 kids to Beauty and the Beast and to Guardians of the Galaxy, but money isn't quite so tight as it used to be.. so movies may be something we can do a bit more often. Pirates of the Carribbean just came out and I'd like to see that..
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• United States
27 May 17
@AmbiePam We have 2 nearby, they're both way out in the country. One is closer than the other, but we keep an eye on both to see what movies will be playing, and when they have 2 or 3 we want to see on the same night we'll go.
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@GardenGerty (103946)
• United States
2 Jun 17
@AmbiePam Guthrie still has a drive in. . . I have never been though, at least not to that one.
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@FayeHazel (21328)
• United States
11 Jun 17
I used to go quite a bit - because there used to be a $5 cheap seats theater only 2 blocks from me. It was even a nice building... however it closed. So now - there's a $5 theater 15 miles away from me which is a 1 screen (seldom has what I want to see) or also 15 miles other direction is a huge megaplex -- 18 screens - $10. Eek. I went to see WonderWoman a week ago -- though it would be worth seeing on the big screen... nah... wasn't impressed. I agree with you, sometimes I sneak a drink in as well... I am sad movies are expensive. There needs to be more in the way of cheap entertainment.
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
13 Jun 17
I have not been impressed by a superhero movie in ages. Which may be why I haven't seen one in ages. I was hoping Wonder Woman was different.
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@FayeHazel (21328)
• United States
13 Jun 17
@AmbiePam I agree. Apparently I am not into superhero movies. So unreal, but... I suppose that's the point, too... not my thing I guess.... :/
@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
28 May 17
The last one I saw was LALA Land and I was not impressed.
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
29 May 17
That movie seems very polarizing.
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@Juliaacv (34122)
• Canada
27 May 17
I've never enjoyed going to the movies. Partly because I never seem to be able to get comfortable and therefore it makes it seem like a really long time.
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@AmbiePam (50243)
• United States
28 May 17
They seem to be making theaters with recliners for seats, but they cost double than the regular seats. I'm not paying for that.
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• United States
7 Jun 17
Since we have only two close theaters in our area that are very expensive, I just catch stuff on cable or go without-- no big deal
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@GardenGerty (103946)
• United States
2 Jun 17
I do not remember the last time I went to the movies. My brother's wife tends to buy lots of great funny and animated movies and we watch them there, meaning cheaper and much more comfy with tastier snacks as well.
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@MsBooklover (4099)
• United States
30 May 17
I don't get to go to the movies anymore. It's not a big deal for me. The last movie I saw was Ratatouille which is also a dish I like to make. It was a good movie.
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@OreoBrownie (3657)
• Commerce, Georgia
28 May 17
I've snuck in water, chips and popcorn in before.
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@bunnybon7 (37638)
• Holiday, Florida
28 May 17
the kind i always liked also. but i don't go any more because i don't go out much at all with my oxygen situation and pains
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@Fishmomma (11446)
• United States
28 May 17
Charlie Hunnam was in King Arthur and movie didn't do good. I saw Charlie talking about the role on a late night talk show on BBC America. I'm not sure what the last movie I saw was in the theater; however, will be seeing Pirates soon and Cars 3 in June. I have several movie tickets and received a gift card for my birthday, so if I bring in a drink I'll be fine. I agree the cost is high when I don't have tickets and the snack stand is expensive.
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@luispas (1702)
• Venezuela
27 May 17
Here in my little town they always played this movies, but they never did :( the last one was The Conjuring 2 but I didn't had the chance to go, so sad
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• United States
27 May 17
I hate going to the movies, but my son likes to go and drags me with him, so I am like your Dad there lol
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@dodo19 (33981)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
27 May 17
I have seen a few movies in the theater over the last year or two. We don't go often, but we have been a few times. The last few movies I have seen have been with my girls. My husband and I took them to see the new Beauty and Beast movie. It can be a fun outing to do with them.
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@JudyEv (136526)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 May 17
We don't go to the theatre very often. As you say, it is expensive especially if you buy snacks.
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