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Why do YOU not go to the movies anymore?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TruBlueCowboy, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    So Hollywood is losing its rear end these days. Not near as many huge blockbuster movies. Revenue in general is down. Many theater chains are in huge financial trouble.

    I figure we have a pretty good demographics representation here.

    I know what Hollywood says, but I'm curious why YOU personally not go the movies as much? Or maybe you do.

    My reason would be I have no problem waiting a few months for the DVD on my big screen and home theater system. Yeah, I don't get the same experience as the movie theater, but it's still a nice watch, and being with my own food, in my own home, eliminates any disadvantages. Plus, theaters are so expensive these days, I save money just buying a DVD at its opening sale price. Best Buy, Walmart, Circuit City and the rest of 'em charge about $15 for a new movie, that's about what I pay just for me with a ticket, drink and popcorn. There's a lot of crap coming out of Hollywood these days too. Most movies just don't look like pieces that are "must watch now."
  2. Cowboy Junkie

    Cowboy Junkie leonargized

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    Movies are going from the big screen to DYD faster than ever these days and now the theaters are charging $12.00 a pop ..
    these 2 combined reasons keep me away from the theaters but I will see the World Trade Center movie in the theater
  3. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I go to the movies quite often.
  4. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Because I have no wife and no gf. Going to the movies alone is pathetic.
  5. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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    I personally believe the primary contribution to the downfall in movie ticket sales is the advancements made in recent years in home movie quality and accessibilty. DVD's, On Demand Pay per View, Tivo, etc.

    Nowadays, you get a much better movie watching experience at home than that of the theatre with a decent surround sound system and a DVD. All without the hassle of finding a good seat, dealing with crowd noise, paying too much, and the ability to pause or rewind, etc.
    And you can watch at your leisure.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I think the last time I went to a movie was when the wife and I were dating.

    Jurasic Park was the movie.

    Turns out she has some weird phobia when it comes to movie theaters. Never have figured that out.

    Anyways I am like the others. I just wait for the DVD to come out, and in some cases I just wait for it to show up on one of the movie channels.

    To be honest the last few years there are only a handful of movies where I thought I would even bother paying to go see at a theater.

    So much rehashed crap coming out now.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Because alot of the movies are just bad...

    and I'm cheap. :p:


    I'm doing good if I go once every 2-3 mos.
  8. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    the prices at the consession stands.my God,the prices they charge are ridiculous.
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    :hammer:


    90% of the movies Hollywood is putting out suck and I'd rather wait until they show up on netflix.
  10. phillycard

    phillycard Member

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    The movies just aren't that damn good anymore. Ring 12, The Grudge 8, Saw 19. Do we really need endless rehashes of the same crap, that stunk to begin with. I'll rent, that's about it. Plus I don't think the theatre personnel particularly cares for me bringing in flasks of Scotch. :rolleyes:
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The remakes of old tv shows don't help either. They have all been bad.
  12. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    Why does one buy a home theater system, and then go to the movies?

    Also, it's more intimate at home. Not to mention a lot cheaper.

    The last movie I saw in the theater was School of Rock.
  13. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Because going to the movies is still fun?

    The movies lately have sucked. But I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean twice. Before that, I went and saw Saw 2 in theatre, V for Vendetta twice, Inside Man, and a couple of other movies.

    I go once a month or so....
  14. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    you can buy the movie on dvd for the price of two tickets.

    the don't sell Jack Daniels at the concessions stand.
  15. calico

    calico Well-Known Member

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    I still go often, but not as much as I would like to.

    I just hate dropping $40 for 2 tickets, popcorn, 2 drinks, and a hotdog.

    Plus, I have my own hometheater now and I prefer to stay home, drop a steak on the grill, grab a beer, and enjoy the movie at home for a fraction of the cost of going to the theater.

    I am a huge fan of the theaters like The Alamo Draft House where you can get good food and beer brought to you during the movie.


    Plus Hollywood has gotten lazy and tries to cash in on crap geared towards teens now. The only movies I am looking forward to the rest of this year are CASINO ROYALE, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, and that Mel Gibson movie.

    The last great movie I saw, THE PROPOSITION, was in limited release and already out on DVD in the UK, so I imported it the day after I saw it in theaters.
  16. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    The only time I go now is primarily for blockbuster drama-based movies. Most comedies are very weak and all of their funny scenes are shown repeatedly in movie trailers weeks before the movies are released.

    Overall, the quality of movies has gone way down in my opinion. Stars have gotten to where they no longer choose good scripts but rather who is willing to pay "their high fees" to be in the movie.

    -Reality
  17. phillycard

    phillycard Member

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    :D bbgun, don't sweat it man. It'll happen when you least expect it.
  18. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    My wife and I love to go to the Movies.

    I have a Home Theater System but to us it's just not the same...We like to get out of the house and usually get something to eat and drink before the Movie...Olive Garden is a particular favorite...It's a whole night out for us.

    We rarely if ever buy food or drinks there...the prices are INSANE!
  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The Studio Grill in Dallas does serve Jack Daniels.


    I go to the movies quite a bit still and enjoy it. I just like the experience. Maybe if I got a in house theater room, then I may limit how often I go.
  20. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    1. Really nice home theater setup
    2. DirecTV with all the channels
    3. Most movies in theaters aren't worth watching

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