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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 #81 of 176
    k0rww

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    I no longer go to movies. I was uncomfortable with the crowds, screaming kids and long lines. My dedicated media room is convenient and has excellent audio and video. A Genie, Roku and Amazon.com provide all the movies and TV programs that I can watch. I have never looked back.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2013 #82 of 176
    rynorama

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  3. Jun 1, 2013 #83 of 176
    Chihuahua

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    I rarely care for the movies that are made nowdays anyway, myself.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2013 #84 of 176
    Leftcoastdave

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    +1
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 #85 of 176
    damondlt

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    Too expensive at the movies.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 #86 of 176
    dddeeds

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    We take the kids a few times per year for the new Disney/Pixar shows and have a few date nights for ourselves when a big screen worthy flick is on. Other than that at home is just fine.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2013 #87 of 176
    Draconis

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    I seldom go to the theaters any more. They are just too expensive, & other people ruin the experience by talking, crying, etc. However, I have bought almost every movie I went to a theater to see.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2013 #88 of 176
    Jim5506

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    We have certain genra of films we go to the theater for otherwise we watch at home.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2013 #89 of 176
    BubblePuppy

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    Missy and I rarely feel that there is a movie worth seeing in the postage stamp size theaters of today. We can wait till the dvd release to watch it in the comfort of our home. We do mourn the loss of the gigantic screens of a few decades ago when watching a movie was a immersion experience.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2013 #90 of 176
    JimMariner

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    The Last time I went to the movies was to see the First JJ Abrams remake of Star Trek in the IMAX in Fort Lauderdale.

    I use to go once a month years ago. But I built my own home theater too. Nothing spectacular, but it works for me. My couch is much more comfy than the theater seats. I can chase everyone out of the room so I can watch my movies in peace. My 65 inch 3D LG is excellent as is my AVS system.

    I stream movies often for the hard to find ones. D* supplies the rest of my viewing content. I do buy the occasional 3D movie if it's a really good one.

    I am looking forward to going to the Expensive Movie Theater soon, I want to see Star Trek "Into Darkness" in that environment. I'll do a matinee in a few days.

    Watching a movie in the theater never makes me not watch it again at home. If it's good, I'll watch it over and over.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2013 #91 of 176
    Riverpilot

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    I go to the movies once a year on average. The noise, filth, rude kids/teenagers, ruin the experience for the most part. Much rather stay home and control my environment. :)
     
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  12. Jun 1, 2013 #92 of 176
    MercurialIN

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    I haven't been to a movie in decades. I don't have home theater equipment although I would love to one day! I don't go to the theater for a couple of reasons, I am semi home bound due to Fibromyalgia. But mostly I just enjoy watching movies in the comfort of my own home, my snacks, my bathroom and I get to start, pause or stop the movie at my whim! And no lines or overpriced popcorn! You can't beat that! :)
     
  13. Jun 1, 2013 #93 of 176
    Crow159

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    We just got back from Iron Man 3, but this is the first movie we've went to this year.

    Unless it's a big blockbuster, I'd rather be in the comfort of our home. If I really want to see the 3d version, I'll buy the 3d Bluray and watch it at home. It's nice to have a 3d TV and the money I save not going to the theater is more than enough to buy the 3d bluray!
     
  14. Jun 1, 2013 #94 of 176
    loudo

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    It is difficult to pause the movie in a theater, to go to the bathroom or get a cold one from the frig.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2013 #95 of 176
    whorne

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    This is the same for me and my family.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2013 #96 of 176
    oldanbo

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    1985 was the last time for me. The volume was so loud that I left with a headache. That and rude people, phooey.

    I immediately went out and bought a home theater system and it's been constantly upgraded ever since. The first one I bought is probably in some landfill by now.

    It doesn't matter to me if I wait a week or two to see the latest and greatest.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2013 #97 of 176
    celticpride

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    when i was in my teens to my eary 20s i would go every weekend ,now i prefer to watch on bluray at home,Plus i hate the high prices from the snackbar!
     
  18. Jun 1, 2013 #98 of 176
    sbl

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    I do sometimes go to the theater, but it's become such an unpleasant experience most of the time I'd much rather watch at home. An exception is a small local theater above a town hall that shows older films and is a pleasure. (Popcorn with real butter! Silent movies with live accompaniement! A respectful audience!)
     
  19. Jun 1, 2013 #99 of 176
    Surveyor40

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    Growing up in the 80's, I spent every Tuesday afternoon over the summer & early fall seeing blockbuster movies in the movie theater. As time progressed up til the late 90's, changes in the manner the movie studios and theater owners projected the movies caused me to become discouraged - my attendance dwindled to only a few movies to practically none. What was one or two commercals with some movie trailers, ballooned to over 15 mins of mindless unimaginative sales pitches and just a few trailers. Coupled with the cost per ticket over $12, med popcorn and small water another $12, forget your life savings if your date is itching for the mega value (add candy to a combo) oops thats another $ 17. Oh wait, there's still dinner afterwards at Red Robin! When I could just buy the bluray for less than it costs to see a movie with 2 people, order 2 large 4 topping pizza's and a 6 pack of ESB Red Hook (or a bottle of good wine) - I still save over $20 for the night - and I can rewatch the movie at another time. My home theater is not huge (47" screen) but its more than enough for us to enjoy a nice evening at home.

    So yes, cost, rude/impolite patrons & theater employees, commercials before the movie, dirty/sticky floors etc. chased me (& my dollars) away.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2013 #100 of 176
    betterdan

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    I rarely go to the movies since most modern movies don't interest me. I like 70s and 80s movies mainly horror.
    Now if any of those movies are shown on the big screen (inside oroutside) I'll try and see them. We recently drove 450 miles to go to the drive in and see Friday the 13th, The Burning, Return of the Living Dead and Day of the Dead at a drive in. I just won't drive 15 minutes to the theater for a newer movie.
     
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