Originally Posted by MassConfusion
I know I am going to be a loner on this opinion so go easy on me.
Am I the only one who thinks everyone on here is missing the point of going to the movies?? To me it's about going out, a date, hanging out, getting out the house, being social, watching a new movie, etc etc. I've been getting pretty active on this site so yes quality definitely does matter a lot to me to the point where I've been blowing my budget out the water on audio (and tv later on this year or next depending on the 4k movement), but I'm not going to let digital vs film ruin my experience, what kind of baby would I sound like whining about the video quality of a movie when people are making plans to hang out lol. well to each their own, I know everyone doesn't have the same view as me, maybe I'm the one missing the point.
But with that much cost savings it's easy to see that the whole industry will be going this way
Yup, that's been my view forever about movies; I view them as a social occasion, seeing a movie usually with friends or family, and I enjoy being part of a larger group of people I don't know, but who are all interested in the same
movie experience. Being among the crazies lining up the first day for many of the big movies from the 70's through the 90's were some of the best times of my life. I still love going to the movies as a way of getting together with a friend, or family,etc.
When I go out to a movie I feel like I've "done something" that day, had an experience. When I watch at home, as pleasurable as it can be, it feels like, well, I've watched another movie, and nothing more.
I had always assumed, coming to a home theater forum like this, that most people here would have been driven by the same feelings. What I found out was the opposite: people here tend to build home theaters not because they "love going to the movies" and they want more movie experiences, but more like they dislike the movie-going experience and want an alternative to having to go to the movies. Blame will always go on their fellow man - "movie crowds these days are awful" - but little has truly changed, I find. I can't remember the last movie experience that was "ruined" by...anything or anyone really. I think people generally get more socially isolated and curmudgeonly as they age.