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MOVIE POLL: What makes you go see a movie in theaters?

02.29.2012

What makes you go see a movie in theaters?

Because I think it's the way movies are meant to be seen
When I think a movie needs the scope a big screen provides
Because it supports a filmmaker I'm a fan of
Doing so lets me chill with my friends
For date purposes only (those dark corners are perfect...)
To entertain my kids
My internet is down (aka "I'm bored as shite")
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3:31PM on 03/02/2012
Most of the time I go to the movies for the big event blockbuster, the rare flicks I'll never see again on HBO (where's RocknRolla?), and for the even rarer times I see a 3D movie.
Most of the time I go to the movies for the big event blockbuster, the rare flicks I'll never see again on HBO (where's RocknRolla?), and for the even rarer times I see a 3D movie.
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8:37AM on 03/01/2012
I actually hate movies, but am fighting a losing battle against a serious popcorn addiction.
I actually hate movies, but am fighting a losing battle against a serious popcorn addiction.
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7:20AM on 03/01/2012
I go to the movies 50 times a year.
Is that much?
I go to the movies 50 times a year.
Is that much?
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7:32PM on 02/29/2012

Not anymore..

I don't go to the movies that much anymore.. I'm often disappointing by the lack of quality in sound, the prices to get in and for the popcorn, stinky people around me, movie being slightly out of focus, etc etc. I will make an exception for science fiction movies, and usually wait a few weeks after the premiere before I go ..
I don't go to the movies that much anymore.. I'm often disappointing by the lack of quality in sound, the prices to get in and for the popcorn, stinky people around me, movie being slightly out of focus, etc etc. I will make an exception for science fiction movies, and usually wait a few weeks after the premiere before I go ..
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4:59PM on 02/29/2012
$5 maitnee is the way to go. I don't even rent movies at all. If I like them at the matinee, I buy them.
$5 maitnee is the way to go. I don't even rent movies at all. If I like them at the matinee, I buy them.
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4:20PM on 02/29/2012

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I go to the theater plainly because if there's a movie I want to see, I will see it if it's still in theaters at the time.
I go to the theater plainly because if there's a movie I want to see, I will see it if it's still in theaters at the time.
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2:45PM on 02/29/2012
Am I the only one who wanted an "all of the above" option?
Am I the only one who wanted an "all of the above" option?
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12:49PM on 02/29/2012
That's just the way a movie is supposed to be shown. I don't care about the scope of a film. I go see a film based on the talent involved, maybe the word of mouth, my interest in the subject, or the critics. I go once a week, on $6 Tuesday and try to pick the best movie. I have to chance of living in a big city, so I got plenty to choose from, foreign, indepedent, arthouse, etc... I rarely choose the big Hollywood blockbuster, unless it's a director I admire. If there is nothing, I stay home.
That's just the way a movie is supposed to be shown. I don't care about the scope of a film. I go see a film based on the talent involved, maybe the word of mouth, my interest in the subject, or the critics. I go once a week, on $6 Tuesday and try to pick the best movie. I have to chance of living in a big city, so I got plenty to choose from, foreign, indepedent, arthouse, etc... I rarely choose the big Hollywood blockbuster, unless it's a director I admire. If there is nothing, I stay home.
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8:02PM on 02/29/2012
Wow! I come off as a pretentious ass. Probably deserved the thumbs down. Just wanted to express how I love seeing good movies in theater. Oh well ...
Wow! I come off as a pretentious ass. Probably deserved the thumbs down. Just wanted to express how I love seeing good movies in theater. Oh well ...
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12:30PM on 02/29/2012
To me, going to see a movie is a bit like going to a concert for a lot less money. It's a shared experience with a large audience of people. And when the movie is good, you have a truly good experience. Watching a movie at home is nice, but it's just not the same as seeing it on the big screen with an epic sound system. Then there are the special events in theaters, like special one night showings, foreign films, etc. that you wouldn't otherwise get to see. With prices rising in cost, it's
To me, going to see a movie is a bit like going to a concert for a lot less money. It's a shared experience with a large audience of people. And when the movie is good, you have a truly good experience. Watching a movie at home is nice, but it's just not the same as seeing it on the big screen with an epic sound system. Then there are the special events in theaters, like special one night showings, foreign films, etc. that you wouldn't otherwise get to see. With prices rising in cost, it's understandable why the theater is a turn off, but for me, it's still an event.
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11:50AM on 02/29/2012
What about "When I really want to see a movie and can't wait for DVD/Blu-Ray?"
What about "When I really want to see a movie and can't wait for DVD/Blu-Ray?"
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11:19AM on 02/29/2012
I think the Scope answer is the best. Say, The Lord of The Ring trilogy is MEANT to be seen on big screen.
I think the Scope answer is the best. Say, The Lord of The Ring trilogy is MEANT to be seen on big screen.
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9:35AM on 02/29/2012
I picked the "scope" answer but I could have also picked the "filmmaker fan" answer as well
I picked the "scope" answer but I could have also picked the "filmmaker fan" answer as well
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9:34AM on 02/29/2012
First of all, it is the way movies are ment to be shown. There's just something special about it, it's still an event, unlike watching movies at home. Then there are other factors as well: larger scope, especially with big action/sci-fi movies, you want to go to the cinema, or even better yet an IMAX to experience this grand story on a larger than life format. But I also go for the smaller movies in order to both reward good filmmakers and be a part of this romanticized approach to film (I love
First of all, it is the way movies are ment to be shown. There's just something special about it, it's still an event, unlike watching movies at home. Then there are other factors as well: larger scope, especially with big action/sci-fi movies, you want to go to the cinema, or even better yet an IMAX to experience this grand story on a larger than life format. But I also go for the smaller movies in order to both reward good filmmakers and be a part of this romanticized approach to film (I love these old-school theatres)
And of course it's a good way to go on a date when you're all out of more original ideas - everyone likes a new movie
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9:13AM on 02/29/2012
When I can afford it anymore. I get to go about 2-3 times a year.
When I can afford it anymore. I get to go about 2-3 times a year.
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