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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 #61 of 176

    carlsbad_bolt_fan Icon

    May 18, 2004
    Carlsbad, CA
    Last movie I went to see was Skyfall, as me and my wife love the James Bond series.

    We've got two young kids so it's not that simple to go any more.
  2. Jun 1, 2013 #62 of 176

    seern Active Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Glen Allen, VA
    I will go to the movies out only couple of times a year and watch most of what I want to see at home, usually via Netflix discs, not streaming, I like the extras on the disc.
  3. Jun 1, 2013 #63 of 176

    dmurphy Active Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    We only go to the theater for new kids' movies ... My son is all sorts of excited about Monsters University and I'm happy to oblige him. ;)
  4. Jun 1, 2013 #64 of 176

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Go a few times a year to a movie theater.
  5. Jun 1, 2013 #65 of 176

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    The last movie I saw first run in a movie theater was The Hot Rock. Before that, it was MASH. I snuck in the trunk for that one. I can't go back there because both of the drive-ins they were playing at closed over three decades ago.
  6. Jun 1, 2013 #66 of 176

    plasmacat Legend

    Mar 14, 2007
    I haven't gone to a movie theater in years except I did see Avatar at an IMAX theater. I prefer watching at home.
  7. Jun 1, 2013 #67 of 176

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I haven't been to a commercial movie theater in over 10 years.

    Somewhat coincidentally, I built my Home Theater 9 years ago.
  8. Jun 1, 2013 #68 of 176

    Rob-NovA Icon

    Jan 10, 2008
    We hardly ever go to an actual movie theater anymore. If we do go, it's to see a kids movie as a treat or to see one of the big blockbusters. I'd guess we go maybe 2 or three times a year, max. It's just too expensive and most of the movies aren't worth it.
  9. Jun 1, 2013 #69 of 176

    2muchtv Legend

    May 26, 2007
    My wife and I watch a lot more movies now that we have home theater gear, but we will still go out to the the theater for new movies that we were looking forward too. We have actually been to the theater fairly often this year - hardly at all last year. If the movie had great special effects, surround sound, etc. I may watch it again at home on my gear when it comes out on Blu-ray, or buy it if it was really good.
  10. Jun 1, 2013 #70 of 176

    p010ne p010ne

    Aug 19, 2006
    decatur, tx
    I enjoyed the 3D movies presented for free in the auditorium on a recent cruise on The Allure Of The Seas on Royal Caribbean although my wife avoided them because they give her headaches. We caught up on all the current movies during our flights and on-board the ship to India and Egypt from DFW (Emirates Air) for our cruise on Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line's Voyager of the Seas for Taj Mahal / Dubai, etc.! (Personally I am eager to see Ender's Game when it is released!).
  11. Jun 1, 2013 #71 of 176

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    There are obviously different home theaters. My last one was a 65" rear projection set, DVD player and a fair 5.1 setup in the family room. Even with this simple setup I was starting to go to the actual movie theater much less. Today I've got a dedicated pitch black room with acoustical treatments, 136" 2.35 screen, blu-ray, and good 7.2 audio system. I now probably go out to the theater once a year. My last outing was actually just a week ago for Star Trek and having just watched another movie at home the night before I was extremely disappointed with this "real" theater experience,
  12. Jun 1, 2013 #72 of 176

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    If they are deaf it's due to age. At least at the normal megaplex, it's just a kid that hits play. I think they even keep the 3d lens on.

    If we had something like the Alamo Drafthouse, I might go more. That's the place that turned an irate voicemail left by someone that got kicked out for using her phone into one of their announcements. That's the kind of theater company that I wold gladly support. Plus they also show old movies, they have a love of the cinema.
  13. Jun 1, 2013 #73 of 176

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Inconsiderate? Consider this: My wife and my son (he was small at the time) and I were at one of the myriad of theaters in our area. Just sitting there with my son in the middle of us when he said the people behind him were kicking his seat. I politely asked them to stop and they did. A few minutes later, out of the corner of my eye, I saw my son ducking. The person behind him had his feet dangling over my son's seat back. The guy had the nerve to ask me why. What happened after that...

  14. Jun 1, 2013 #74 of 176

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    I saw Avatar at an IMAX just to see what all the hype was. Last one before that was Independence Day. I think I was in the military for the one before that, but I cannot remember what it was.
  15. Jun 1, 2013 #75 of 176

    AnEv942 New Member

    Mar 17, 2013
    Growing up going to the theater was a big deal and the thing to do. As I grew older it became more of actually seeing movie on the big screen. However with ability to watch movies at home, either cable or home player, going to theater became less attractive. That and justifying cost, either of player or cable or going to theater-theater lost. Honestly cant remember, -I think Close Encounters was last movie I watched in a theater. Though I do remember going to see something later, it was at a newer multi screen theater. I ended up leaving, screen was small-could barely see over heads, sound was bad and what you could hear was in competition with noisy folks. Just wasnt any reason to sit in an autotorium.
    Actually the last time I was in a theater was a concert. It was held in an old theater I frequented as a kid. Awesome concert-accoustics was unbelievable-purple velvet seats were soooo comfortable- but being actually lite-I probably was looking at the theater more than performers-they dont build em like that anymore.
  16. Jun 1, 2013 #76 of 176

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    Haven't been to a theatre in years.
  17. Jun 1, 2013 #77 of 176

    BAHitman Godfather

    Oct 23, 2007
    Austin Texas
    We will go of the previews make it look like one we should go see on the "large" screen... it's more for the experience, and popcorn than anything else...
  18. Jun 1, 2013 #78 of 176
    Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    Thinking.... in the past year, I have seen From Up On Poppy Hill, The Hobbit, and Wreck It Ralph in the theater. Even then, I was using a discount ticket. Of those three, two are already owned on BluRay, and the third just opened up for pre-order for release in September.

    It does not help that there is such a short window between release in the theaters and release on home video. It used to be a year or so, now, it's a matter of months, with the cost being about 2 adult tickets. If I wait about a year or so, then I pick up the movie fir $10 or less. (Like 2012 Total Recall or Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter).
  19. Jun 1, 2013 #79 of 176

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    We usually go a few times a year. My wife likes the big screen and sometimes wants to go with some friends. I would be content to watch stuff at home when it comes out on disk or on one of the premium channels. Most movie tickets are too expensive, as are the snacks.
  20. Jun 1, 2013 #80 of 176

    gulfwarvet Tips & Resources Collaboration

    Mar 7, 2007
    Normally we only go to the movies if our daughter wants to see something with her friends. Other than that we pretty much wait it out and watch them at home.
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