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DBSTalk Contest Poll: We want to know if going to the cinema has changed.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by David Bott, Jun 1, 2013.

Do you watch movies in the cinema before you watch that same movie at home? How often?

  1. I never go to the movie theater.

    30.0%
  2. 1% to 20% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    51.7%
  3. 21%-40% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    9.2%
  4. 41%-60% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    4.0%
  5. 61%-80% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    3.0%
  6. Nearly all of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    1.9%
  7. Every movie I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    0.1%
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  1. Jun 1, 2013 #1 of 176
    David Bott

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    You could win a $250 Amazon Gift Card if you repsond to the poll.

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  2. Jun 1, 2013 #2 of 176
    David Bott

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    Me?

    Well, we hardy go anymore unless it is a major blockbuster like Star Trek or something. Something that is very fun to watch with others of the same like interest. It just added to the experience of movies like that. Most of the time, we will just wait for it to come out and then rent and/or buy.
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2013 #3 of 176
    linflas

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    Having grown up in the era of real movie theaters, some with CinemaScope screens, going to see movies in what passes for movie theaters today just doesn't seem worth the bother.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2013 #4 of 176
    MysteryMan

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    The last movie my wife and I went to see in a movie theater was "The Bucket List". Patronizing a movie theater isn't the pleasurable experience it once was thanks to cell phones, rude, talkative people, people bringing infants and toddlers with them, ect. It's far more enjoyable using our Home Theater.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 #5 of 176
    RunnerFL

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    I very rarely go to the movie theater anymore. It's mostly because I have my own theater type setup but also has a lot to do with crying babies, people talking, people on their phones and the high price of snacks.
     
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  6. Jun 1, 2013 #6 of 176
    rlbisso

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    Cost too much
     
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  7. Jun 1, 2013 #7 of 176
    coolman302003

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    Lately the only ones we have been viewing in the theater are 3D films; 3D seems to be a much more enjoyable experience at the theater. For example, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D in high frame rate (48 fps) was only visible in this format at the theater.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2013 #8 of 176
    rlbisso

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    too pricy
     
  9. Jun 1, 2013 #9 of 176
    klang

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    Can't remember the last time I went to a theater. I now have a projector and screen in a dedicated room so there is no need. My wife still goes once a month or so with her grown niece.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2013 #10 of 176
    hdtvman

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    Don't like seeing action movies any more at theater because they have sound way too loud. You can surround effects without causing people to go deaf
     
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  11. Jun 1, 2013 #11 of 176
    drded

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    Cost of popcorn/soda too high. Too many bad manners (i.e. talking, using phones) on display. Projector operators must be deaf.
     
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  12. Jun 1, 2013 #12 of 176
    SayWhat?

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    I haven't been inside a theater in well over 20 years, maybe closer to 30. Has nothing to do with watching (or not) at home though.

    Maybe it does though thinking about it. Back in the days when VCRs were first becoming popular, it was better to go to the rental store, pick out a few tapes and go home and watch. You could eat what you wanted, watch WHEN you wanted and as many times as you wanted, be dressed or not, watch laying in the middle of the floor instead of an uncomfortable seat, etc. These things are commomnplace now, but back then, it was a real change of pace.
     
  13. Jun 1, 2013 #13 of 176
    gov

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    The last film I saw was an IMAX 3D title at the zoo last summer. Not sure if the machinery was misadjusted, but the contrast ratio was around 20. The 3D was amazing, but the system just could not generate anything close to black. Very disappointing.

    I remember seeing Star Wars many years ago, and it was absolutely magical when the surrounds kicked in, that was my first experience with that and I'll always remember it.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2013 #14 of 176
    lordraziel

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    The last movie I seen in a real theater was Alien Resurrection. I did go to a drive in a while back for a double feature of Ice Age 3 (I think it was 3) and Land of the Lost.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2013 #15 of 176
    GeeWhiz1

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    While there are movies that my wife and I would love to see in the theater, we find it more enjoyable to watch them at home. Yes, we miss the BIG screen experience. But we don't miss all the cell phones and "chatty Cathies".
     
  16. Jun 1, 2013 #16 of 176
    longrider

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    It has been decades for me too so obviously it was before home theater. The advent of VHS might have started it but now there is no way I even want to try. Price, tiny "theaters", obnoxious viewers have all ruined it for me. Gov's comment made me think, while it is not the last movie i went to see Star Wars is the last movie I remember from the theater
     
  17. Jun 1, 2013 #17 of 176
    Blurayfan

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    I finally went to a movie for the first time in ten years yesterday.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2013 #18 of 176
    gov

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    Most fun I ever had at a movie was at a Drive Inn showing Saturday Night Fever in 1979. Don't think the movie had much to do with the fun quotient, however.


    :eek2:



    Flash Gordon would be another real fun experience, and again, the film did not have much to do with it.
     
  19. Jun 1, 2013 #19 of 176
    JWKessler

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    I hadn't gone to a theater in years after building a home theater. Then we got an IMAX theater about 50 miles from home. Since then we have been going a couple of times a year.

    As an old dude, I have a hard time sitting through an entire film without a trip to the bathroom. At home I have a pause button. I doubt a real theater will be able to match that bit of technology.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2013 #20 of 176
    Sixto

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    We go a few times a year to see the blockbusters. Enjoyable night out.
     
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