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Poll Results: How Does Owning Home-Theater Equipment and Watching Movies at Home Affect Your Frequency of Going to the Cinema/Movie Theater?

Poll expired: Jun 24, 2013  
  • 81% (230)
    I go to the movie theater less often than before owning home-theater equipment
  • 16% (46)
    I go to the movie theater just as often since owning home-theater equipment
  • 1% (5)
    I go to the movie theater more often since owning home-theater equipment
281 Total Votes  
post #31 of 99
rude stupid customers and their trash children, dirty uncalibrated theaters and prices have stopped me from going to the movies for more than a decade. I dont miss it at all. my 60 inch pro calibrated [umr] hd tv and sound system ensure that I am not missing a thing. and the snacks are better and cheaper.
post #32 of 99
I haven't been to a movie theater since the re-release of the Star Wars films, and before that it was a back to the Future flick some years earlier. Before that I went to see Star Wars in 78, and Jaws around 75 or 76. I guess it hasn't affected me too much. smile.gif IMO, Once the drive-ins closed, it was over. You ain't living until you've seen the Poseidon Adventure through the windshield on the big screen and the sound from right next to your left ear. biggrin.gif
post #33 of 99
Wow, I expected a fair number of "I don't go as often as I used to", but I honestly didn't expect the overwhelming number of folks who virtually "hate" theaters.

I remember as a kid waiting all week to go to the Saturday matinee, and it often had live entertainment before the show. Yes, the floors were sticky, the kids were noisy and out of control, and often we had to yell in unison "focus, focus, focus", but those were some of the best times of my life.

I remember making the one hour trip down to Tulsa to see Lawrence of Arabia in a special theater that had this HUGE wide screen. It was amazing.

So, do I still go to the theater? Well, not as much as I used to. I've always been an equipment geek, so of course, even on my limited budget, I've managed to put together a respectable home theater, and it continues to serve me well, BUT, I still love going to a real theater for a Saturday afternoon matinee, knowing it will be full of noisy, out of control kids who scream and yell at the bad guys, and cheer the heroes, and spill their drinks, and kick the backs of the chairs, because there is nothing like that feeling of being in a crowd and realizing that everybody there is feeling the same emotions at the same time.

Don't get me wrong, for the prices we pay these days for theater tickets, popcorn, etc...... it's understandable that folks expect a premium experience........ but for me, it's worth overlooking some of the little annoyances for that feeling I still get when I purchase my ticket and walk into that amazing building where dreams come true.
post #34 of 99
It hasn't changed how often I go to a cinema to watch a movie, if I really want to see a film as soon as it's released, I'll go and see it at a theatre. It also gives me an opportunity to compare the cinema experience to my home theatre experience which I can honestly say that I have a far better set up at home with superior picture & audio than what's at our local cinema complex.
post #35 of 99
My wife confirmed to me the other day why I enjoy watching movies more at home.

We wen't and saw man of steel at our local Regal theater; when we were done with the movie she goes "WOW it sounds so much better when we watch movies at home, I felt like a dog when they perk their ears up to hear better"

Granted I did not think it sounded bad at all, I have been to this theater countless times and it sounds no better or worse than it ever has and I personally have always thought it sounded better at home myself but hearing her say that means a lot to me because well realistically she doesnt give a damn most of the time.

I don't even have an expensive system
post #36 of 99
It's been almost 4 years since I went to see a movie in a theater. I agree with most of the posted reasons for watching at home. My additional comments:
- The long string of ads that precede the trailers
- The cookie cutter nature of most trailers. Along with ads, the volume is too loud.
- Content is too often dumbed down sequels and remakes that didn't need to be made.
- At home everyone else in the room is there because I invited them and the food is better.
- We can choose to watch a cartoon before the feature.

My biggest fear is the elimination of physical storage media(blu-ray) as nothing else even comes close with a projector and decent sound system.
post #37 of 99
Ha! Well timed poll. I just took my wife and kids to see Epik in 3D, and while the 3D awesome, JUST THE TICKETS were $50 (they charged $13 for adults and $12 for my 4 y. o.!) Add in popcorn, soda and candy and it was almost a day's pay! Who could afford to do that more than once or twice a year? A month ago we watched Star Wars on my InFocus SP8602 at 106" and Marantz/Monitor Audio surround sound and there was virtually no difference to them. When you figure in I live 45 minutes from the nearest theater, the choice is easy. If Directv would get PPV at the same time (or even two weeks later) than the theaters I'd pay a premium for it (maybe $25), I know the studio would make as much money from that as they are my movie tickets due to lack of overhead of a theater building.

@wincduptoy: I'm with you on physical media being superior, however, I did watch Oz The Great and Powerful last night on DirecTV HD- ON DEMAND and, though the surround mix was a little less impressive, the video was spectacular and never once did I think "this isn't as sharp as BD". I dunno what they're doing, but its working. It was easily worth the $5.99 and I can watch it again for 48 hrs.
post #38 of 99
I'm only 25, which put's me squarely in the demographic that most of you guys are complaining about when talking about out of hand movie goers that tend to ruin your experience. I found that with every new component I bought for my home theater my trips to the movie deminish. It really hit home when me and my fiancée (who bemoanes every dime I spend on HT) went to see the latest Batman installment a few months after I got my SVS pc12 and during the stadium explosion she leans over and asks "where's the bass?". The real nail in the coffin was when I bought my 60" panny plazz. Now the fact that bee drimk a beer and put my feet up wins every time.
post #39 of 99
For 99% of movies released, my home theater set-up is tremendously satisfying and preferable.

But for the special 1% (e.g. Skyfall), I readily visit Cinetopia's GXL Theater #5, with a 70ft screen, 4K Christie Projector and 7.1 Meyer EXP Sound system.
post #40 of 99
As a few posters have said. it's not only the cost of the movie itself, anywhere between $9-$15 per ticket, it's the overpriced food they have in the theater that lets face it, as a Physician, you'd probably be better off eating the box it came in. However I also remember that Friday night and Saturday were the "Movie times" when I was a kid. As a teenager seeing all of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th movies in the theater was the talk of the school week until the next weekend. Of course at that time we didn't have the option of viewing movies in a home theater. VHS tapes were the only way to view in home and could mostly only be rented (Remember when a VHS new release would cost $200 !!??) Then it slowly came that new hot releases were sold for a more reasonable amount. There were movies in the 80's that would show people in this theater they had in their house and we all thought it was total science fiction and could never happen. Those kids grew up with the dream of having that science fiction they saw on Friday and Saturday nights and made it possible. I have kids of my own now who think that a home theater is nothing out of the ordinary. When I lived in Houston just about every new model home had one designed into it pre-wired for at least 5.1 surround sound.
I don't think people will ever stop going to the theater, because there will always be those kids waiting for Friday and Saturday night with their buddies and girlfriends and boyfriends but for the large number of adults with jobs, mortgages, bills, kids, stress and everything else that one could pile on them, nothing will beat kicking back in your chair or sofa, dimming the lights having a cold beer or whatever your choice is (something you also can't do in most theaters) and enjoying the movie is the way to go.
post #41 of 99
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Originally Posted by musicalfox View Post

Since upgrading from a 61" plasma to an Epson 6010 with 2.35:1 screen, my life has changed and I definitely go to the theater less now. You really do need a big screen to appreciate the detail in Blu-ray and I think the experience is very nearly as good as a theatrical presentation. In fact, I think it's truly amazing what we can achieve in the home now (for comparatively little financial outlay).
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Yes, I didnt mention earlier but my Samsung UN60es8000 easily produces a better picture than any movie theater I have been in; colors, blacks, detail depth AND bright detailed 3D.... Only size is an advantage at the theater from the technical aspect...

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Originally Posted by Derek Dean View Post

Wow, I expected a fair number of "I don't go as often as I used to", but I honestly didn't expect the overwhelming number of folks who virtually "hate" theaters.

I remember as a kid waiting all week to go to the Saturday matinee, and it often had live entertainment before the show. Yes, the floors were sticky, the kids were noisy and out of control, and often we had to yell in unison "focus, focus, focus", but those were some of the best times of my life.

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Don't get me wrong, for the prices we pay these days for theater tickets, popcorn, etc...... it's understandable that folks expect a premium experience........ but for me, it's worth overlooking some of the little annoyances for that feeling I still get when I purchase my ticket and walk into that amazing building where dreams come true.
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Yes, there is merit to your thoughts. I remember going to Jaws in the theater on a date with my high school sweetheart, Star Wars (stoned) with my parents although they were not. The Shining, The Exorcist... but unfortunately things and society have changed somewhat. I absolutely think people are ruder and more insensitive to other and that has diminished the experience...

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Originally Posted by BNestico View Post

I'm only 25, which put's me squarely in the demographic that most of you guys are complaining about when talking about out of hand movie goers that tend to ruin your experience. I found that with every new component I bought for my home theater my trips to the movie deminish. It really hit home when me and my fiancée (who bemoanes every dime I spend on HT) went to see the latest Batman installment a few months after I got my SVS pc12 and during the stadium explosion she leans over and asks "where's the bass?". The real nail in the coffin was when I bought my 60" panny plazz. Now the fact that bee drimk a beer and put my feet up wins every time.

Top Gun on VHS, on my 32" Sony Trinitron booming in stereo back in 89 was what I consider my first home theater rig. While having a 35" Sony xbr already and a Panny pro-logic system, seeing "Saving Private Ryan" was a landmark moment that told me to be an early adopter of dvd. Now as I stated above, unless wife and I really need a huge screen or a Disney Pixar release with the kids...we love it at home.

My first movie was when my parents took me as a baby (and my older siblings) the "Fantasia" in 1960. I clearly remember being dragged to all the James Bond movies, and I thank them for that because I do love Bond period. The drive-in...ah, i do miss those where did took me to see "Where Eagles Dare" and "Kelly's Heroes". Now, as a teen and early to mid twenties, the drive-in became a..shall we say an inter-active experience...3d at times (thank you Rosie, Melissa, Debbie, Deborah and Leslie...my drive-in all star lineup, and I married Melissa)

Media, as someone stated above, my fear is as well that we will lose physical media, bluray specifically. The BLu is the absolute best period. Dont even talk to me about 4k . Hit me back in 4 years on that topic regarding screens, pricing and true availability of titles as well as IF there is truly an advantage at 60" and up because right now...I want for nothing else but more time to watch my gear now as it is.
post #42 of 99
7-10 years ago I had a 20" tv and probably spent 2-3k / year at the theatre. 2 a week or so. Now with 9.2, and a 120" screen at home I go once or twice a year when the circumstance demands it. On the other hand I'm not rich, so my budget nearly demands it if I invest in AV gear.

While I think it's likely human nature and I would generalize most people on this forum would swing towards the introvert side (no offence I definitely do) to begin with... I don't have any high-end theatre's available to me and my $4000 worth of gear is so much more enjoyable for me (less noise, eat what I want, drink what I want, date's go waaayyy better on my couch tongue.gif)

But yeah, most people I know after they watch a movie at my house only still prefer the movie theatre as they get to "share" the experience with lot's of other people.... which is crazy to me.... as they ruin it for me more often than not.
post #43 of 99
I only go see movies in the theatres if its a big movie and I can't wait for the blu ray. My last trip to the theatre was to go see the man of steel. The whole movie there were 5 12 year old girls talking through the whole movie. It drove me and my wife crazy I almost snapped. The whole time I was wishing I was at home in my home theatre.
post #44 of 99
Growing up we had some elegant theaters in our area. Also They had double features. If you were under 12 about $1.50 for admission. Also there was entertainment. I remember seeing the 3 Stooges on stage when they were traveling w/their movie The 3 stooges go to Mars. Also got to see some music acts that traveled w/their movies Chubby Checker & the Dave Clark 5 come to mind.smile.gif
post #45 of 99
For me it's more about the experience--especially IMAX. If I can't see a movie in IMAX then ill likely wait until Bluray and watch at home. My home theater experience is just as enjoyable as a regular one. And I have to say that the audio is better. I saw Thor a second time in non IMAX and the audio was terrible, shifted to the left and lacked the impact of the IMAX experience.
post #46 of 99
Having a home theater isn't the reason for my not going out to the movies. There are movies that I must see in the theater and others, mostly, that I can wait to come out on DVD. My home theater enhances the experience but it isn't the reason for not going. Most movies aren't that compelling to see at release and I can be patient. My movie experience is mostly positive since I go in off times, but there are times when I've encountered jerk behavior.
post #47 of 99
Much prefer to see a movie in my theater room which I can control, especially if a bathroom break is needed. Great sound, comfortable seating and a great picture even if I still only have a 720P projector.

Having said that, we still love to go see the blockbuster films that we are fans of, i.e. Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, The Hobbit, just to name a few that we have recently seen.

The thing is, that while it's fun to go downstairs to go watch a movie with the kids and/or the Mrs. the family doesn't really consider that a night out or a date night. Going out, overpaying for tickets, popcorn, and drinks seems to make the family happy... eek.gif Nonetheless we get to enjoy the afternoon, evening, or night out together and build some memories of films we love to watch.

One major improvement that AMC theaters is doing, is that they are modernizing all their theaters. They're replacing all their seats with leather power recliners, you get to select your seating, and offer free refills of your drinks. Their ticket prices remain reasonable comparing to Showcase with standard seats, none of the Lux Level pricing nonsense. They're a little further away than the Showcase cinema we usually go to but worth the extra 15 minutes to get there.
post #48 of 99
Ok guys. There's a lot of you complaining about the high prices at the theaters. You do realize that for the amount most of us have spent on our HT's, we could go see a movie a week and still come out way ahead? tongue.gif

But I agree with most of the other posters, loud obnoxious people and their kids piss me off. But I'm not nice. I get up and tell them to shut up or I'll have them kicked out.
post #49 of 99
There's just something about going to the theater that has an appeal to me. The look of a theater, the smell of popcorn and the buzz in the auditorium. And it may sound silly but there's even something about handing a ticket to someone for them to tear in half and say "Theater 6 on your left. Enjoy your movie.".

There are two spins I have on the originating question.


1) I don't know that it's so much my HT that is affecting going to the movies as opposed to the cost of going to the movies. I'm one of those guys that remembers my mom sending me to the movie theater with $5.00 and I had enough for the movie, popcorn, soda and still had enough for two White Castle hamburgers after the show. The last concessions I bought for 4 were $36 and I shared a drink with my wife.


2) That being said, when something comes out that I/we want to see, I have no problem going...and paying. But the key here is "something that I want to see". My home theater doesn't offer new releases. But I have always wondered if I would go to the theater to see past releases, even if I own the BD. I have turned into a selective movie watcher meaning I rarely give offbeat movies a chance anymore. While time is a factor in why that is the case, value is probably the bigger reason.
post #50 of 99
Screen size is really the only thing saving the movie theater. The theater will end up like the arcades.
With very decent projectors costing around $1000 - $2000 and screens can be had for a few hundred dollars, you can have a theater with a 120" or more for about $2500.
There were many movies I wanted to see at the theater but after the came out I just waited for the blu-ray. Going out with friends or the family can be done at other places and movies can be done at home..
post #51 of 99
A great number of my most cherished experiences have been seeing movies, especially highly anticipated movies, opening night. Little has changed. Getting out of the house, usually going downtown, joining the line with other people hyped to see the movie, the yummy movie food, seeing the movie on a huge screen with giant sound, being part of the buzzing audience for the flick...home theater simply does not re-create this for me. And I have what I consider to be a fantastic home theater (projection based). No home theater experience has ever given me the type of intense experience as seeing certain movies at the theater. In fact, there's just something about the whole movie-going process that makes me always connect more with the movie.
I like to see movies when they first come out because that's when the buzz is happening. Seeing a movie in the theater reminds me sort of like happening upon one of your favorite songs on the radio. If you just have that song on your ipod/CD etc to play whenever you want it's not so special. But if it's a song you can only hear if it's on the radio, it seems to make it more special, and even the "liveness" of the fact you are sharing hearing this with the rest of the radio audience seems part of it. (Especially when I was growing up). Movies that first appear in the theater, to me, have this "liveness" of event, given that energy by the fact it's in the public eye, you can only see it in the theater, with the rest of the interested public, almost like a live event. While it's convenient many months later to be able to just pick up a blu-ray, insert it into your player and watch, for me the buzz, the "liveness" of that movie has been diminished and it's more of a canned experience.

That said I absolutely love my home theater. Because while I may not get the same experience as in the cinema that I crave, it allows me to go so far beyond the choices of only what's in the theaters, to any movie that's been released on DVD/Blu-Ray. Sometimes I love my home theater most when I'm watching an old movie. Seeing, for instance, certain Ray Harryhausen movies like 7th Voyage Of Sinbad projected on my big screen, titles that came out before I was born, is the closest I'll ever get to experiencing them as the original audience did, vs having watched them on a tiny tv box most of my life.

So, I prefer to see a movie when it's out in the theaters when possible. Unfortunately due to time etc I don't see all the movies I want in the theater, and it is consoling that if I miss them I still have an excellent way to experience those movies at home.

(If there is a single issue I have at this point with going to the movies, it's the sound levels, which seem to be all over the map and sometimes it's just too loud for comfort).
post #52 of 99
There's really only one theater I go to in the Denver area mainly because in my opinion it has one of the best screens, and now, with it's recent addition of Dolby Atmos, one of the best sound systems as well. Pretty much if i'm gonna bother spending some $$ on going to the theater, might as well be the best one in the area otherwise, i'll just wait for it to come out on Blu-ray. I can see for other people if they don't have a decent theater, why they'd rather see it in the comfort of their own home theater.
post #53 of 99
My wife and I used to be avid theater goers, but since we finished our theater that has changed drastically. We used to always go to a late showing to avoid the big crowds and loud kids, but it was usually hit and miss.
The only movie we went to the theater to see was "The Hobbit". The only reason I didn't wait until it came out on BluRay was because of the HFR technology. Although I would like to go see the next one in HFR (3D) as well I don't know if I will or not. I must say I enjoy it so much more to sit at home and enjoy some good food & wine with a new movie or just a bowl of popcorn. I had to get a popcorn machine though.. So no we just put in for a preorder on amazon whenever there is a movie coming out that we want to watch. That way we will have it on release day. It is a rough 4 month wait sometimes, but it has been worth it so far. REALLY looking forward to when "Man of Steel" will be "released" sometime october'ish smile.gif
post #54 of 99
I was at the cinema every Saturday as a child. I always treasured that experience. But, as I've gotten older & my home system has gotten better, my love affair with the cinema has waned.
I can get the Blu-Ray for the price of the movie & snacks, and I don't have to deal with a crappy picture or unlimited distractions. Chances are, if I love the movie, I'm going to get it on Blu-Ray anyhow...so for me I'm inclined to wait.
Also, I've come to love all the added features of the Blu-Ray. I never watch a movie now without checking out the special features on the disc. The extras are what place my home experience so far above the cinema experience. The commentaries are a pleasure and are always insightful and entertaining.
Home theater has given me much more than any cinema could hope to...and without all the negatives aspect.
I don't have a huge screen, and that's about all I seem to lack. Everything else that I used to enjoy in a movie theater I can now get at home. Now the only time I go out to see a movie is when friends drag me there on an outing...and I'm always wishing I could put my feet up like I can at home.
post #55 of 99
Honestly, the last movie I saw in the theater was Jurassic Park I.

I'd much rather watch movies in my own theater. I've never felt like I've been behind since I always wait until they arrive on BluRay.

You can't beat the D-Box experience either.
post #56 of 99
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

It's definitely not the same - a good HT is often better than your average theater. Purely from the A/V standpoint, a well calibrated plasma in a darkened room can challenge a cinema projector in overall image quality. From a reasonable seating distance, with a large enough screen, the apparent size of the image can be quite large. I find the biggest difference to be in audio - you're much closer to the sweet spot, and a quality set of speakers almost always sounds better than what you hear even in the best theaters. Especially when it comes to LFE, its a very rare theater than can reach the depths that a good home subwoofer can reach - you're almost always missing out on that lower octave and tactile response at the average theater.

That being said, I have been to a few outstanding theaters, particularly the AMC in times square and the IMAX in Universal Studios Florida. Unfortunately, you don't really know what you're going to get until after you buy the ticket - even recently, I've been to some truly awful theaters. Mediocre speakers played at far too loud a volume, black levels that were clearly inferior to what I have at home, and some truly atrocious passive 3D glasses that produced annoying streaks in your field of vision any time the screen was bright. I would say that a solid 80-90% of the time, at least one aspect of the A/V experience at the theater is sub-par or disappointing.

Like you said there are some certainly outstanding theaters. I have a nice home theater at home and have heard other high-end home theaters, but they still just don't seem to compare to an outstanding cinema.

I found that the AMC IMAX screen near me in Milwaukee is excellent. Everything seems perfectly callibrated, the room is completely pitch black when the movie starts (I dont know how they are allowed to not have some safety lights on, but I love it). The contrast seems excellent to me since they utilize the dual Christie projectors. Sound is rediculously loud sometimes but it never hurts my ears. I don't notice distortion either so seems it can handle the volume.

Once you find that excellent theater, then you don't have to worry about what your experience will be like. I litterally only go to that one theater and that one screen and sit in practically the same seat every time. I know exacly what I'm going to experience and I truely think it is excellent. I always go to the opening show at 10am on Saturday morning and it's never fully busy then, even on opening weekend, so I only have to wait 1 day after release.

I guess I just can't wait the 3 months for BluRay release. Or I do still look forward to the BluRay so I can enjoy the movie again at home.

Guess I don't know If I really go to the theater "a lot" but I certainly go just as often since owning my own home theater. Going backwards from now, I've seen Man of Steel, Star Trek, Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Jurassic Park 3D, Skyfall, The Hobbit... Next up for me are Monsters University followed by probably Thor.

Also, I don't think I've ever heard any annoying kids or people during any of my viewings. I know that seems to be a rather big complaint, but I guess I've just been super lucky or something. I always eat before I go too so I've never had to deal with theater food pricing either. I'd just perfer not to.
post #57 of 99
I guess I feel pretty lucky that in Pittsburgh we have a whole host of theaters and auditoriums that have either been built or completely renovated within the last 5 years. There is one digital and one traditional Imax auditorium, a Cinemark XD (marketing hype I know) and a few other new cinemas with digital projectors and more modern sound. All of the traditional auditorium seating theaters are basically gone except for a few specialty ones.

There are too many movies I'm too excited to see to wait 3+ months for bluray dics. The buzz surrounding Avengers for instance made that movie too much fun not to see in the theater. Its a much different experience when the entire crowd is reacting and laughing and having a good time.

Plus I like a night at the movies just because it is a great date. Happy hour before the film and then out afterwards. Makes a great Friday night.
post #58 of 99
I still go and quite often. I only go to my local THX or IMAX theaters and when it is not busy. It usually has about 10 people in the theater when I go. My home theater is better than the IMAX but I still love going. I do both! It gets me out of the house. I see all the big summer movies and the good ones more than once.
post #59 of 99
My wife and I stopped going to the movies more than a few times a year when we had kids. Being impatient, therewere just some movies I couldn't wait to see and when we had no kids, time was not an issue. That being said, EVERYTIME, WITHOUT FAIL, there would be some annoying group of people or person. Everything from the person who can't stop talking, the child at a 9pm showing narrating the film and their parents getting offended when they are shhh'd, to the cell phone users, annoying teenagers, you name it I think I've been through it and it always ruined the experience. We could usually identify them within 5 minutes of sitting down...we'd make a game of it and try to move to a better spot.

I had a home theater then with a front projector, and I haver a better one now. 90% of the time I will wait and buy the blu ray if I KNOW it is a film I want to own, or i will rent it from redbox or directv's 1080p24 on demand before I buy it if I am not sure. Day/Date release are what $25 tops and I have amazon prime. So that's less than two tickets and snacks. There are a few films I will go to see on my own usually as an afternoon show since it's less crowded then (The Hobbit, Dark Knight Rises, Into Darkness, ect). Others are date night movies with my wife. But I'd say we go to less than 10 movies a year....sometimes as few as 5.

In any case, I almost always find myself thinking my projector looks better and my sound system sounds better! Plus, as mentioned, bathroom/snack/drink breaks whenever you want!

If I could get a bluray quality stream with lossless audio to my home the same day a movie hit the theater, I would pay theater ticket prices to watch it in my home....say $25-$35 depending on the film if it something I really wanted to see.
post #60 of 99
The location & quality of the local experience plays into the equation. Is it worth the time & effort to evaluate the video & audio quality of the local theaters?
I used to know the best theaters around where I lived...then I moved, and it was back to square one.
With my home system, I know what I'm getting. As my components improve...so does my reluctance to bother experimenting with the local theaters.
Sure I'm missing out on the big blockbusters when they come out. But what local theater's going to be showing the Extended version of the Hobbit, or other Blu-Ray Director's Cut?? My Home Theater does.
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