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We took our daughter to her first movie (Frozen 2) when it was starting to die down in theaters (she was four, we didn't want to be "those people" so waited until we figured the audience attendance would be lower). She, and actually our eleven-month-old, were actually both surprisingly good during the whole movie (my wife's breast being the primary reason the baby held out, lol). It was nice to give her the experience and we enjoyed it immensely as a family.
This Friday, we will be doing Trolls 2 at home. I don't have anywhere near the level of excitement. It won't be the same. We're just heading into the basement and gathering in front of the same screen we do for every other family movie. There's nothing "special" about it. It's just another new movie she hasn't seen yet. However, I'm not a home-body by any stretch; I'd chose to be out and about any day over sitting at home with the same predictable stuff happening all the time.
Thus, I don't want theaters to go away. But, I understand they will either go away or restructure their business model -- I hope its the latter and I hope it makes for a better experience. However, if they don't up the quality commensurate the price (assuming the price goes up), then I may never get to take my eleven-month-old to her first (memorable) movie when she's of age. That will sadden me.