How Many Times Do You Go To The Movie Theater Per Year

@wmg2006 (5383)
United States
December 13, 2006 8:44pm CST
I hardly ever go to the movies, I just wait and watch it at home. Only if it is a movie that must be seen on the Big screen do I go. Most of my friends want to go 2-5 times a month, but I have learned to loathe the movie theaters. I am so spoiled to having my quietness at home and being able to pause the movie so I can get up and leave the area. Are we all getting spoiled or are there still a few die hard movie goers?
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13 responses
@kareng (21194)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I think with the price of movie tickets now this is an option for a lot of folks. Either rend dvd's or wait for the movie to hit cable. We joined Netflix last year and love it. We pay under $20 a month and can watch as many movies as we want.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Yes I am a netfiler too and really LOVE the convenience.
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Like you me too prefer to watch movies at home, I think it is convinient. Hardly 2-3 times a year we go to movie theater.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Yes after 1 ot 2 times that is always enough.
• United States
22 Jan 07
I can't even remember the last time I went to the movie theater. My husband wanted to go last weekend but I just didn't want to so I talked him out of it. If I'm in the mood to go then I'll go but we just haven't been in forever. They are so pricey anyway and I'd much rather rent or buy the movie when it comes out.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
25 Jan 07
You sound like I am always trying to talk my way out of going with anyone who ask.
• United States
14 Dec 06
I love the movie theater, so I go as much as I can. I do hate rowdy crowds, annoying children, and people that kick the back of your seat though. Otherwise, I love the big-screen experience. Of course, the prices are just getting ridiculously high, so I haven't been going as much as I used to. but I still go quite a bit, at least once every couple of weeks. I used to go at least once a week.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Ah I forgot about the people kicking the back of my seat!! We have a new movie theater here which has solved that problem, it is stadium seating and I do not get the kicking anymore. I thought for a very long time I was the target for kickers. My friends never had their seats kicked, but no matter where I sat I always had a kicker behind me or a BIG man who used the back of my seat to help himself up. I would go flying backwards and almost die from thinking I was falling! I do not miss those moments at all. I try to stay home and watch my movies.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I like to watch from home.The price of going to the movies is so expensive.I only go if there is a movie that I think would benifit being seen on the big screen.But during the summer months I go to the drive-in.It is so much less and the kids are free.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I miss the drive-in so much. We had 2 here but both are closed down. Yes movies are way too expensive!
@caribe (2465)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I prefer to watch my movies at home also. It is a very rare occasion for me to go to a theater. Even when I was in the U.S., I didn't go to the theater. I prefer to watch it on dvd or cable.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Yes dvd or cable is the best. I like to take breaks and not have worry if I am going to miss something. I also do not have a lot of tolerance with the rudeness most people have in the theater.
@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I'm like you, I'd rather stay home. I haven't been to a movie theater in atleast 10 months and don't miss it at all, before that it had been atleast 10 years! I just can't sit still that long. My old man makes up for it though, he likes to go atleast 2-3 times a month.
@lesterdsa (1647)
• India
22 Jan 07
Movie Theater and me - Movie Theater
It all depends on my mood and my friends sometimes i go 5 or 6 times in a year or even 2 times with my friends the max i have seen movies in a week is 3 times thats because i friends forsed me to
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I hardly every go to the movies anymore. The last movie I saw at the theater was Polar Express in Dec. 2005. It's just too expensive to me.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
22 Jan 07
Lets see.First i like movies very much.Second i like movie theater also.Now if you ask me when i went last time is long time ago.And here is why:my work is tailor and i work at my home.So all the time i working by watching films at DVD.Of course i don't say that i collect DVD movies,i have at home many films new and old so just i pickup one and start work.(ops i forget say that always is nice have with you a cup of coffee)Working and enjoying for me.
• United States
26 Jan 07
We don't go to the movies very often either. When we do go it is because we really want to see a movie and get the full affect of the big screen, sound, popcorn. We even make sure it is playing at the theatre that we find to be the most comfortable. Otherwise we rent movies once in awhile and add a few to our library every couple months. I agree it is nice to be able to pause the movie at home and sit on a comfortable couch too.
@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
25 Jan 07
I go 2-3 times per year. I go to a drive-in. There are lots of people there but we sit in our car so it is only the poeple right around us we have to deal with. Some of the movies are new ones but some are ones that come out on DVD a week or three later. They show 2 movies a night Fri-Sun. and the cost is less than one walk-in movie. They also have a dusk to dawn night about one weekend a month and they show a ccartoon plus 4 movies. They start off with g rated and get higher ratings as the night goes on. That way you can leave when the content get to be something you, or your children did not need to see. I like this but I also like to watch them at home also.
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
25 Jan 07
The number of times that I go to the movie theatre depends on how many movies come out that I am interested in. I would probably say at least 6 times a year for sure but could be higher than that. Some years seem to have better movies than other years. The max I would say per year would be 10 to 12 times. It is much more expensive now so I may not go as often.