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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  1. Jun 1, 2013 #21 of 176
    Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    Going to the theatre is a rare, expensive treat these days. With kids in sports, we usually don't have the time to hit the movies but we do watch a lot at home. I am planning on seeing Star Trek, hopefully this weekend. :)
  2. Jun 1, 2013 #22 of 176
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I've probably been to a few movies in the last 20 years. I enjoy watching my movies at home. :)
  3. Jun 1, 2013 #23 of 176

    yosoyellobo Icon

    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    You got me with "You could win a $250 gift card".
  4. Jun 1, 2013 #24 of 176

    unixguru Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    Just went to Star Trek a couple of days ago. Hadn't been to theater since Avatar.

    May be the last one we see in theater. My home has better picture, better sound, better climate control, better seat, better snacks, cheaper, ...

    ONLY theater advantage is larger screen. Even with a 4K theater experience it's still a better picture in my home!

    It was an early matinee on a Thursday. When we saw Avatar it was a mid-week early matinee too. 15 theater complex in metro Minneapolis. When we saw Avatar there was a body at the ticket counter and a body to take our ticket - not this time. Tickets were purchased at the snack counter; nobody to take ticket. Maybe 10 people in the showing.
  5. Jun 1, 2013 #25 of 176

    TANK Icon DBSTalk Club

    Feb 16, 2003
    I never go to the movies anymore. I just wait for the movie come out on Blu-Ray
  6. Jun 1, 2013 #26 of 176

    domingos35 Icon

    Jan 11, 2006
    I last went to the movies to watch the latest STAR STREK
  7. Jun 1, 2013 #27 of 176

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    The nature/quality of the movie determines where we view it above all else.

    There are plenty of movies that are simply moderate or lower in quality that warrant waiting to watch them in our Home Theater.

    Better new flicks drive us to see them in the commercial theaters. If the movie is exceptional, we'll actually be likely to see them in both locations - first in the Commercial Theater and thereafter on Blu Ray in our Home Theater.

    Overall, going to the Commercial Theater has dropped - but only slightly....mostly because the movies in recent months and years are of a lower quality.
  8. Jun 1, 2013 #28 of 176

    redsoxfan26 Godfather

    Dec 6, 2007
    The last movie I saw at a theater was Iron Man 3. Before that... The Avengers.
  9. Jun 1, 2013 #29 of 176


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I rarely go
  10. Jun 1, 2013 #30 of 176

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I haven't been to the theater in many years. I just don't enjoy sitting for that long a period of time these days. Combination of getting older and a bad hip just makes it difficult for me to be comfortable in the theater, and for really long movies my back stiffens up enough it is a chore to just get out of the seat.

    I much prefer at home from the recliner!
  11. Jun 1, 2013 #31 of 176

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

    Feb 5, 2006
    Middle TN area
    I get out to the theaters very seldom anymore. Between my setup at home, and the long hours that I work, it does not leave much time to get out and do much of anything. The times and technology has changed so much, and continues to change. Besides, the home theater setup is quite nice. I still manage to get out to a theater occasionally for a movie, though.
  12. Jun 1, 2013 #32 of 176

    barryb New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    Every once in a while I go to the movies... I just prefer to watch at home.
  13. Jun 1, 2013 #33 of 176

    dmspen Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    We generally go to the theater to see the big effects movies like Star Trek, Ironman, etc. It is getting pricy thoough. There's a local theater where we qualify as Seniors so our price is always $5.50. It's located next to a local mall that has a dollar tree so we get candy there. Often we'll 'pack a lunch'. You're not supposed to, but for what they charge for popcorn and soda, who can blame us!
  14. Jun 1, 2013 #34 of 176

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    When my gf was alive, we went to the 'movies' only about once a year. Now, with all the streaming options I have thru Roku, I can watch what I want, when I want. I spend zero dollars and zero time going to the theater. If I want the "theater experience", I'll invite strangers over to sit behind me and talk and spill soda and popcorn on my floor.

    If I am a winner, I would like to donate my winnings to the Segs4Vets Donation Drive.
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  15. Jun 1, 2013 #35 of 176

    jagrim Hall Of Fame

    Aug 25, 2006
    I probably go to the movie theater about once or twice a month. Always go to the early matinee because it costs way too much. All trips are with one of my kids and it's normally one that they want to see, though our cinema likes are growing closer as they age.

    Wife never goes with us. We rent movies at the rate of 5-10 a month and watch at home. It's a lot cheaper. Plus the popcorn is fresher and cheaper.
  16. Jun 1, 2013 #36 of 176

    WERA689 Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    Canton, GA
    I've seen Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness in theaters recently. I think the last time before that was the first reboot of ST. Everything except screen size goes to the home theater rig.
  17. Jun 1, 2013 #37 of 176

    jagrim Hall Of Fame

    Aug 25, 2006
    How can you not Like this!!!!
  18. Jun 1, 2013 #38 of 176

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    I pay $2.50 for a large drink and large popcorn, but thats with my loyalty cup and popcorn t-shirt. :)

    I still go to the movies. I've seen FAF6 and Star Trek within the past two weeks. I guess it depends on the movie. I never go opening weekend though, too crowded then. Theres just something about the theater experience you can't get at home. And the popcorn tastes better. ;)
  19. Jun 1, 2013 #39 of 176
    The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    I don't go very much anymore. With the cost and kids, it's gets very pricey. Every now and then, the wife and I will go on a movie date, although a family movie trip is probably more often. I'll also go with co-workers every now and then. We just went out the other night to see one.

    - Merg
  20. Jun 1, 2013 #40 of 176

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    The last movie I saw in a movie theater was "Jungle Book" in the late '70's.
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