It's not that women don't like watching movies. Quite the contrary, women often make up the majority of moviegoers (Popcorn People: Profiles of the US Moviegoer Audience). Maybe women aren't into DIY? I don't buy that either. Several of the biggest DIY sites online are either dominated by women (AnaWhite.com) or are well represented (ApartmentTherapy, YoungHouseLove, etc).
So we can deduce that women like watching movies just as much as men and can be just as much into DIY. Yet they are almost entirely missing from this forum, which is made up of people who love watching movies and are into DIY.
In fact, the stereotypical wife in the build threads here is borderline opposed to the theater until close to the end of construction. The phrase WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) is commonly thrown about to find ways to justify the build.
FWIW, I did ask my own wife. Her end actions fit the stereotype, but it's possible her reasons are atypical. From her: "A dedicated movie theater is a prime example of hedonistic adaptation. It's a vulgar display of male power to spend outrageous amounts of money and time to consume a scarce resource (living space) for a purpose with limited use."
Yeah, I have my work cut out for me
So if my wife isn't representative of the norm, then what is the norm? Ask your wives why they don't care about all this as much as you do. I'm really curious why.
(P.S., I realize the irony of asking a question like this in this forum, since it's just questioning the choir.)