Movies: On the big screen or sit at home?

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@Eborsisk (195)
United States
December 31, 2006 12:47pm CST
Going to see a movie has become so expensive lately. Do you prefer to go out and pay to see a movie in the theater or would you rather just rent it when it comes out for half the price?Where I live there is a theater that has $1.00 movie night. I like going to that. Although, so do lots of loud teenagers. I usually just prefer to sit at home and watch a movie so I don't have to sit still and quiet for 2 hours.
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74 responses
• United States
1 Jan 07
I like to do both. Some movies were made for the big screen and other for sound and others just to be viewed. There are discount tickets available. Any one who wants to friend me I will message one such link.
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@Fishmomma (11569)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I agree about the discount tickets and that is how I see so many movies on the big screen.
31 Dec 06
I havent been to see a movie in the cinema since van helsing and that came out here like 3 and a half years ago, i prefer to watch at home on dvd plus i am a bit of a figit and the seats are uncomfortable in the cinemas and the prices are silly now.
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@Eborsisk (195)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I did see that movie in the theater. I have some friends that looooove going to an opening night for movies. Sometimes I will go with them. But, I think it's ridiculous to be the first people to see a movie.
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@InetA1 (69)
• Israel
31 Dec 06
I like to sit at home quitly with my freinds, eat popcorn and drink cola ^^
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• India
2 Jan 07
Once in a while U have to go to theatre wid ur friens... I enjoy going out to movies with my friends a lot..... Imagine 60ppl going to a movie at a time... Cool na...
• India
1 Jan 07
Well i think going for movies in a theatre is good idea every 1ce a while its offcourse comfortable to sit at home n rent the dvd but the fun n excitement of the theatre wid frens or company is a different experience...although comfortability at home wid the leisure of chat wid ur frens n good food n drinks at home is usually preferred even by me..:)
@Tisifone (639)
• Italy
1 Jan 07
If I have a friend that comes with me to the cinema than I prefer watch movies on the big screen. Otherwise I stay at home and enjoy them on my TV. Unfortunately the prices for the cinema are quite high.
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@maapav (730)
• India
1 Jan 07
Yes I too find watching movies in a theater is very expensive but when U watch a movie in a theater it has its own impact.Yes I would prefer watching movie at home but if the tickets were less expensive I would prefer to watch it in theater.
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@sgarjun (124)
• India
1 Jan 07
I will watch the movies in theaters witch are really worth.Now a days i am just renting the dvds and watching the movies.
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• India
1 Jan 07
WATCHING MOVIE AT HOME IS CHEAP FOR YOU BUT IT WILL BE LOSS FOR DIRECTORS AND SO MANY FAMILIES INVOLVED IN THIS FOR FOOD.DON'T MAKE THEM FOOL.THIS IS JUST AN ADVICE TAKE IT OR NOT.BYE.
• United States
1 Jan 07
We rent movies weekly and sit at home and watch them together. We might go out to the movies a couple of times a year, but with the cost now it is too much to take the whole family. We also have a 1.50 special but like you said there is too many loud teenagers there at that time.
• United States
1 Jan 07
Wow! I would definitely be at the $1 movie night-we have a "bargain show" that has $3.50 movies all the time which is great and the movies are new. I also like to rent from Netflix and have movie nights at home
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• India
1 Jan 07
well i prefer to watch only Big hits in theaters, don't watch low budget movies in theaters, watch them at home by downloading them and watching on my pc
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@shyam4uall (1003)
• India
1 Jan 07
I prefer to watch in big screen..it is altogether a whole new thing and experience when we watch any film on Big Screen.The sound and effect is mind blowing.. But with the increase in the rate of the tickets and not getting enough time I would settle down in Home watching.. But we really miss the thriller and excitement of the movie when we watch it in the TV.
• United States
1 Jan 07
I agree that theaters are charging so much money for everything that it is ridiculous. I love to go with a friend to a movie, but don't do that very much anymore. We do have a drive in theater where I live that runs from march to oct. ....i think. I like to go there, but haven't even done that in a year or two. The last movie I saw at the theater was Marie Antionette.
@onlyme123 (124)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I'm a convert to dvd at home. Theaters don't attract me anymore because the floors ares sticky, room reaks with butter smell, tickets are ridiculously expensive, teenagers are noisy, and many are rude. Nothing beats a good dvd or two at home, with popcorn and other snacks at the ready, cozy on the sofa under a blanket.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
1 Jan 07
Depends upon the film. For example, if the film was about a documentary or that was of my interest. And if it has a good production team and castings.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I like to just sit at home and watch movies with my family. Don't have to worry about keeping quiet or sitting still the whole movie.
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@tara2126 (38)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I like the whole experience of the movies...waiting in line for tickets, getting popcorn, finding seats, the previews. But it is WAY too expensive to go anymore. Especially when you go for a family movie & it end up costing $60! I'd rather just stay at home and watch a movie these days :)
@tapanhbk (77)
• India
1 Jan 07
actually i only go to theaters when i conclude that the movie is super hit by asking people there reviews abt the movie or else sit at home n watch it
• United States
1 Jan 07
I rarely go to the movies. I went the other day with my husband. The tickets were $9.50 each. Most of the time we are more comfortable at home watching a movie on the big screen. They cost $4.00.
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
1 Jan 07
I would much rather watch a movie at home with friends, family and /or the boyfriend. This way if we miss anything because we are talking we can go back to it and watch it again, do not have to pay for stale popcorn, and if the boring is not one that is good I do not feel bad for wasting money