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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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I stopped going to the movies back when Blockbuster Video came along and made movie rentals cheap and available soon after release. Now I just stream whatever I want over Roku from any number of options, and many of those are free. I also have Amazon, and new release rentals are still inexpensive. I can't think of a single reason I'd go out to watch a movie. 

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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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I love going to the movies.  This week, I've seen Lady Bird and the Darkest Hour.  I'm going to see I, Tonya today, and the Post tomorrow.  

 

I almost never get time to go, so I'm taking this winter break to do so.  I like going alone, too, so nobody is chatting to me. 

 

The movie theater concept has changed here over the past 5-10 years.   Not sure about other places.   The big multiplexes were losing money.  But now we've got places like ipic that has recliners and food/drink service, and reserved seats.   And the artsy film houses that are playing foreign movies and limited release movies. 

 

And the big movie plexes still have the blockbusters, but since we have a huge Chinese and Indian population here, we get many Chinese and Indian movies.  I love Bollywood movies.   But I confess I haven't gone to any Chinese films yet. 

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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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@nctarheel We actually have a huge video/DVD rental store in town. Oddly, it seems to get plenty of business.

 

Last night, though, on our way by, we saw a SWAT team in the parking lot ... so ... uh ... maybe they have adapted their business? (yuck yuck)

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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This would be the death knell for theater companies; but the only thing that would get me back in the theaters is:

 

For the theaters to be the majestic buildings they once were with ample room in each seat, maybe a rocking seat, excessively padded, with screens that were many multiples of the size of my TV screen at home, possible as large as CINERAMA screens were, or 70mm screens, you know...... where we all watched Ben Hur and those chariots come straight toward us, or we all watched a certain nun lead a group of children in song, or even later, when we saw Han Solo drive his vehicle through those asteroids.

 

But those are all gone now. The buildings are built to hold as many mini-theaters as they can possibly hold, the screens are barely bigger than what you can buy at home(if you got the big bucks), people's cell phones are either vibrating or ringing, the places stink, the seats are the size of coach fare airline seats, and sadly; there have been but a handful of movies that I rank as being impressive enough to have been seen in a theater (Avatar is an example, as is Titanic.... go James Cameron),

 

Anyway, that's how I fell about the industry.... I don't think my wish will ever happen as it is too costly.

 

So I see the theater industry going the way of coal and the video rental store.

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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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An AARP Movies for Grownups event in my area. Otherwise we watch movies at home.

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Around here the movies are cheap, but the theaters are freezing. With Direct TV I have access to movies just a bit after they have played in theaters. I guess I’ll stay home, eat real food, AND BE WARM!

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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Family Saturday Matinée with free pop, corn dogs and popcorn for that!

 

#VegasStrong

 

 

 

 

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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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My granddaughters.  They wanted to see the Greatest Showman on Christmas Eve.  They’ll be 4 and 8 next year.  Disney, are you listening?

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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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What would make you go to the movies again?

 

Nothing, I have a BenQ projector and surround sound, it's like a five x eight foot HD projection, Netflix and Amazon with a Nvida Shield. 

 

Movies, shows, serials, documentaries, education, ambient,  music, Utube, games and more.

 

No commercials, no cable news, no cable or satellite TV,  I cut the cord years ago.

 

 

 

 

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Re: What would make you go to the movies again?

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Popcorn.  I loved to go to the movies and eat popcorn.  I don't even bother looking at it now. Cooked in some kind of weird oil and enough salt to kill every snail in America.  If you ask for "butter" they put on a "buttery flavored oil".  I asked one attendant if it was real butter.  "I think so". So I asked if they put it in a refrigerator at night.  The look on his face was priceless. 

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