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


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Poll: Going to the cinema vs using your home AV gear... (671 member(s) have cast votes)

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. (201 votes [29.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.96%

  2. 1% to 20% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater. (347 votes [51.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 51.71%

  3. 21%-40% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater. (62 votes [9.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.24%

  4. 41%-60% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater. (27 votes [4.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.02%

  5. 61%-80% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater. (20 votes [2.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.98%

  6. Nearly all of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater. (13 votes [1.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.94%

  7. Every movie I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater. (1 votes [0.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.15%

As an AVR/home theater consumer, does watching movies at home affect how often you go to the movie theater?

  1. I go to the movie theater less often than before owning home theater equipment. (450 votes [67.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 67.06%

  2. I go to the movie theater just as often since owning home theater equipment. (212 votes [31.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.59%

  3. I go to the movie theater more often since owning home theater equipment. (9 votes [1.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.34%

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#1 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:08 AM

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#2 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:14 AM

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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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:20 AM

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.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:21 AM

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.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:24 AM

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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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:34 AM

Cost too much


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:44 AM

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.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:47 AM

too pricy



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

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.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

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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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:51 AM

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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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:52 AM

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.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:00 AM

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.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:17 AM

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.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:18 AM

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".


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:23 AM

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


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

I finally went to a movie for the first time in ten years yesterday.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

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.

 

 

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Flash Gordon would be another real fun experience, and again, the film did not have much to do with it.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

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.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:30 AM

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


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