I’d say we are fairly avid movie watchers here. We watch anywhere from 3-7 movies each month, depending on what is out and how busy we are. Most, if not all, of these movies are watched in our home, thanks to Neflix and Redbox.
That’s not to say that we are completely anti-theater. If there’s a movie coming out that I just cannot wait to see (Hello Iron Man 3!), I will go to the theater so I don’t have to wait.
However, there is a laundry list of why I would rather watch movies in the comfort of my own home as opposed to the theater.
- It’s a lot quieter. I don’t know what it is about the teenagers around here, but they insist on going to see the same movie I am…and sit in the front row and talk rather loudly through the film. Wouldn’t it be more fun – and cheaper – just to go chat at the park?
- It’s cheaper. Around here, it’s about $9 for a single movie ticket these days. The exception would be the matinee, but we don’t really think to go to the movies during the day. For us, it’s more of a date night thing. We can still make it a “less than $20″ event, so long as we don’t get hungry or thirsty doing the show. At home, however, the kitchen is all ours.
- The ability to pause the movie. Because you know the phone’s going to ring when you are in the theater…and if you’ve left the little ones with a babysitter, you know you are going to rush out of the room to take the call or answer the text. If by some miracle your phone doesn’t ring, your bladder is sure to be calling you during the best part of the movie.
- You can wear whatever you want. I like to get comfortable when I’m going to be sitting still for a couple hours. This means pajama bottoms and a t-shirt that probably has a stain or two on it. That’s not exactly movie theater attire, but at home, I’m free to wear it without regret.
Those are just some of the reasons that I personally choose to watch movies at home over the theater in most cases.
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