View Poll Results: Would you rather see a new movie at home or in the movie theater?

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    14 46.67%
  • Stay home and watch a movie!

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    Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    What with all the ruckus Iger is creating with wanting to release movies at the theaters and on DVD at the same time I was curious about how this would affect cinema here and abroad. Some feel that this would be the death knell for the movie going experience. While others feel that despite the rising climate of insular America there is still a place for the experience of getting out and enjoying a movie in a crowd.

    So the question is posed: Given the choice Would you rather see a new movie at home or in the movie theater? Why?
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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    I am a renter cause I never have time to go to the movies. But when I do I love! I love to go to the movies!
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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    The first time seeing a movie, I'd rather see it in the movies. The theater's design is made specifically for the ideal conditions. After the first time, I would get it on DVD.

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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    Ooooh. I love GOING to the movies. I always want to see the new releases right on the day they come out. I love being in a packed audience and being part of all the human emotion going on in the seats while everyone is focusing on the screen . And there's nothing like the buttered popcorn and milkduds!! They're just not the same as at home.

    I also love going to the drive -in!!

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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    Drive-In...??? What's that?

    Back to topic....If I try to watch a movie at home I always fall asleep before the end, so inevitably I have to go to the movies at a theater to stay awake.
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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Buttercup
    I also love going to the drive -in!!

    Sigh. The drive-in. A dying breed.

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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    I hate going to theaters, loud people, screaming babies, toddlers banging the back of my chair and playing with my hair and everytime they see a fish in the nemo movie the scream out "FISH...FISHY...OOK...FIIISSSHHHH"....yeah, and there's alot of fish in that movie. so, unless it's to late for the kiddies to be out I won't go see a movie in the theater. I think the last movie I saw in a theater was in DTD national treasure and thats because I was so bored....huge family fight...don't ask...it was a really realxing vacation...NOT!! anyway, that was late...the movit let out around 11pm....that was a nice theater.

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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    I used to love going to the movies and I still enjoy it. But we are lucky these days and have turned our basement into a theatre. We bought a good projector and turned an entire wall into a screen. We have a great surround sound system and decorated with a ton of movie posters. It is so nice to get cozy on a comfy couch or recliner with the family and watch a movie in just as good quality as a real theatre!! And scary movies are TEN TIMES scarier!!
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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    I would honestly prefer PPV.
    or buying the DVD.

    But between rent and Theatre
    I would choose theatre.

    Honestly, the only place to rent here is blockbuster. and everytime I get a DVD it is all scratched up! Even the new ones! I heard that scratched DVD's are not good for your DVD player so I do not rent out to often anymore.

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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    I love going to the theatre. Especially since there's one a block away walking distance. Nice, dark and a big screen. But with the price now, I'm very selective in which movie is worth seeing in the theatre. Netflix is a wonderful thing.
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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    I hate going to the movies, the cost the people the crowds the noise I rent the movies for a buck on tuesdays and see the movie and drop it off on my way to work. Tuesday is buck night and I like the drive in when I can take the kids for family night.

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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    I don't rent, I BUY.
    I am a "the tuesday girl" at Best Buy and if I show up on another day boy does that cause some confussion.

    I like the theatre only if it's first showing (less crowded) and it's not AMC. I really miss the drive-in, going in PJ's, bringing your own snacks and making out.
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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    hehe, you said making out!
    I actually enjoy both equally but to fill different needs. There are some movies that the 1st time must be in the theater. Epic sagas that need the size and sound only achieved in a theater. After the 1st time, I'm fine with those at home. Chick flicks, good comedies and other artsy movies, I can go either way with. They don't require that size factor. I enjoy the folks who are enjoying the movies. I love the fact that Star Wars fan, yell and boo and clap during the movie!
    Even with dual release, I will still go to the theater!

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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    I like the theatrical experience. Unfortunately my boyfriend doesn't, so I never have anyone to go with and I won't go alone.

    The other problem is that the prices for movies in the theatres have gotten outrageous. No way should it cost more than $7 to see a movie in a theatre when for $15 you could buy it (there goes date night!)

    If movies were like $6 in the theatre, I'd probably see a lot more movies in the theatres. But movies have been so bad lately, and I'm just not willing to plunk down $10 or $11 to spin the wheel and hope that the movie I'm seeing doesn't suck too badly.

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    Re: Go to the Movies or Rent? What do you prefer?

    We usually own, since we have cable, and there's so much on TV we already enjoy that there's not a whole lot of time to schedule a movie night. Besides, if it's not good enough to own (i.e., repeat viewings), we'll just wait until it comes on HBO or borrow from a friend (no return date specified).
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