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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 6, 2013 #161 of 176

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    With three kids at home, going out to the movies is a very,very rare and expensive thing: $10 an hour for a sitter, or thereabouts, plus $11 a head for tickets...$9 if we're lucky enough to escape to a matinee. It's just not worth it.
  2. Jun 6, 2013 #162 of 176

    mrfledermaus New Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    I agree with the points brought up before (rude people, cell phones, and above all the prices at the concession stand).

    That being said, I still go to the movies to see the bigger blockbusters. We have two little ones, so we go out as a family to watch some kiddie fare (mostly Disney).

    My taste in movies has narrowed considerably over the years, so I only buy/watch at home more or less the same movies I watch in a theater or that my kids watch.
  3. Jun 6, 2013 #163 of 176

    gripen New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    These days our movie outings are family events with the kids, mostly anmated family movies like Pixar. We usually end up buying these as well. Otherwise my wife and I have the patience to wait for them to come out on Blu-Ray and we either end up buying them or renting them. We used to go to the movies alot, but the common reasons of rude, noisy and inconsiderate people have greatly reduced our moviegoing, if we didn't have a nice setup at home, we probably would go more often...
  4. Jun 8, 2013 #164 of 176

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    Very rarely go, when I do it is almost always a weekend morning matinee for half price (makes it around $5) and after the movie has been out a few weeks. That usually assures me a handful of adults that make the viewing less painful. Only other time is if friends or family think it is a good idea for a larger group to go, usually a movie I could care less about but I'd rather do that than have 10 people piled into my theater trying to watch something that is a year old.

    Can't tell you the last time I bought a concession, I can live an hour or two without eating or drinking. Popcorn eating noise is high on my list of annoyances at a theater. All in all it is much better to sit in my own chair and get up and do whatever I want whenever I want at home and just pause the movie.
  5. Jun 8, 2013 #165 of 176

    HDlover Godfather

    Jul 28, 2006
    We go to see just about all the 3D movies. If you want to see movies at their best, it has to be at a 4K theater. Watching at home is for movies you didn't REALLY want to see.My TV (73" home theater? I don't think of it in any way equivalent to the theater) is primarily for watching TV shows, sports etc.
  6. Jun 8, 2013 #166 of 176

    tictok Cool Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Too easy to just stay at home and be entertained on our schedule. I can buy movies much cheaper than 2 tickets and about the same as 1 ticket and a soda.
  7. Jun 8, 2013 #167 of 176

    bbrookfield AllStar

    Apr 26, 2008
    St Pete Florida
    Only go to see blockbusters like the new Star trek movies, avatar etc. Prices are insane. When I was a teenager, going to the moves was less than a $1.00.
  8. Jun 9, 2013 #168 of 176

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    By the way, I really don't know if "going to the cinema has changed." When I was a kid we went to see the movies at the movie theater. I'm not sure when it became the "cinema experience." :shrug:
  9. Jun 9, 2013 #169 of 176

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    As said before cost too much, unless its an extremely cute girl than cost goes out the window:) But I may not enjoy the movie if you know what I mean.

    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk mobile app
  10. Jun 9, 2013 #170 of 176

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    movie popcorn is the one the few good things left about the movies now days and you can your own small popper for about $200 or less. Now as for fountain machines that is a lot harder to get a home.

    fountain machine have a better taste then cans.
  11. Jun 9, 2013 #171 of 176

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    I do have to say the theaters that have a bar and/or food delivered at your seat usually with all you can eat popcorn or drink soda are probably on the right track. From what I have heard they also have nice cushy seats, of course that all comes at a premium. Never been to one because I have none close but if I did I may go more often. Check out The Landmark at Greenwood Village in Denver if you haven't seen what I am talking about.
  12. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Chunkys in Nashua NH, Pelham NH and Haverhill MA use seats ripped from old Lincoln Town Cars mounted on frames with casters.

    Dinner and a movie in a fantastic setup.
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I paid $3.50 for a large saucepan from a Cancer thrift store. But, gosh, you do have to start shaking the thing when the popping starts... :)
    If I had a fountain machine at home, I'd be 20 pounds overweight!
  14. dp3dp

    dp3dp New Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Having two young children, my Wife and I rarely attempt to go the movie theater. The last movie we saw in the theater was Transformers Dark of The Moon on opening night our then 2 1/2 year old made it through the first 20 minutes and slept the rest. The movie before that was Transformers Revenge of the Fallen on opening night before both of our daughters were born. One of the main reasons for us getting a nice home theater was to be able to enjoy movies in the comfort of our home and with-out having our children disturb the peace. My wife actually bought me an 8oz professional popcorn maker so we can also make movie theater style popcorn, with buckets. I find my home theater experience with 7.1 surround sound and home theater seating to be much more enjoyable than dealing with the movie theater experience. The only downside is we have to wait to see movies that are currently available in theaters, but with two children seeing the latest and greatest movies is not that high on the priority list. To add to us not seeing movies I was deployed for most of the year last year to Afghanistan making attending movies together rather difficult.
  15. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jul 12, 2005
    Poll and Contest Now Closed. Winners soon to be announced

    Thanks All!
  16. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jul 12, 2005

    Drucifer and cypherx

    ...who each won a $250 Amazon Gift Card!

    Thanks to all that took part in the poll.
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