Originally Posted by GalvatronType_R
-I don't think a VIP area where they serve alcohol is the answer. I've been to enough parties and sporting events to know that people generally behave worse with alcohol than when sober.
-While I commend Dolby and Christie with the new tech, I go back to my original post. The biggest impediment to theater movie watching is besides the generally terrible dreck that Hollywood has been releasing, my biggest problem is the behavior of theatergoers. I live in a major metro and I'm generally happy with the PQ and AQ of the theaters here but I've never had a recent positive experience in the theater due to rudeness.
Until Dolby and Christie find a way to install tazers in seats that buzz the rude people, I will enjoy the majority of my movie watching in my media room.
not the answer, but a definite improvement from what I've heard. it's not an 'area' it's the whole theater. so there's no kids whatsoever, no teenagers anywhere, and for the most part, there's not a lot of 'young' adults either. it's not a bar, or club, or social event. there's a 1 or 2 drink max, so unless you're going in and out of the theater a bunch of times, nobody is getting drunk. and since there's liquor licenses involved, they actually have ushers that are like 'bouncers' and make sure nobody is out of hand. again, I haven't been personally, but those who have say it's quieter, and less annoying, and they would only watch movies there from now on. I'm too cheap to pay 8bux to go see a movie in the cheap seats, there's no way I'm paying 15 for the 'premium' viewing experience, so i'll probably never know first hand.
but I thought the same thing, the only thing more annoying than a 15yr old girl on her cell phone is a 19yr old boy after 10 beers... but I was assured that's NOT what happens.
probably the best time I've ever had at a commercial theater was about 10yrs ago and I went with 3 other ppl and NOBODY else was in the theater. up until the last preview, we thought we were getting a private showing. we all sat in different rows, and were yelling at each other during the previews and having a great time. at the last minute ONE family came in, so we we're silent for the whole show, but so was the family, so it ended up being nearly perfect. if only I could afford to buy out the whole theater all the time
I agree I still prefer my own room though. it's cheaper, looks better, more comfortable, and I'm in complete control. the only reason to drive to a commercial theater and watch a movie there is to see it sooner. but I've been on the bd release schedule for a few years now, and it's been just fine for me.