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Old 06-17-2007, 08:48 PM   #21
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It's been at least 5 years I think. I just don't see the point anymore. We bought Dad a 42" Panasonic plasma HDTV a couple of weeks ago, and it's so enjoyable watching movies at home when you have a gorgeous display like that, I have no desire to go to a theater anymore.

Besides, they play the movies TOO LOUD.

Not to mention all the very annoying previews.

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Old 06-17-2007, 09:00 PM   #22
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I have been out-cheaped.

I cede to the master.
Not really cheap, movies just aren't my style.

Now this is worth the price of admission.

http://www.picnicwiththepops.com/shows.php
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:24 PM   #23
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Gotta admit I'm a curmudgeon on this one. Loud crowds, riduculous prices both for tickets and goodies, annoying lines and people control with large multiplexes, volumes that are often set too loud for my aging ears. It's just not something I enjoy any more. Maybe 2-3 times a year for flicks where the special effects are worth the ordeal.

DW would probably list my resistance as a pet peeve.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:44 PM   #24
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Used to go 20-30 times/year (15-20 years ago). Now, maybe once/year, to a movie
I feel needs a big screen (LOTR, Star Trek, etc). Rental DVDs have filled the void.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:14 AM   #25
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We go a few times each year. We watch most of our movies via Netflix--lots of great stuff to choose from and it is more convenient. (and our 20 year old 21" TV is fine--sit closer if you want to see details!)

The times I most enjoy going to the theater is when I take some young relative to see a kids movie. Watching a movie with a theater full of laughing, giggling children is worth the price of admission--and even a cell phone ring or two.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:52 AM   #26
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Our teen dragged me to see Pirates of the Caribbean III last week as her treat for finishing 9th grade.

I wasn't paying much attention but at one point my brain woke up and said "Hey, that nasty guitar-strummin' pirate looks a lot like Keith Richards. I wonder how much makeup that took?!?"

The answer: none.

My daughter's comment was "Who were the Rolling Stones?" Ouch.

Otherwise I see a good large-caliber action flick about once a year.
Obviously Mr. Richards is working so that he can delay collecting Social Security.
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:57 AM   #27
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Gosh I really had to think back about this one but I believe it was ET, I took my two nephews.. humm so that had to be over 20 years ago.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:10 AM   #28
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we went about a month ago, to see Spider Man 3 (I tend to only go to shows that need a big screen to get the full impact). There were a lot of little kids sitting in front of us (12 & under), which we thought would be a problem...but they ended up being more entertaining than the movie!


at the scene were MJ kisses Harry, one yelled "ho", another "slut" & the third "two-timing WHORE", which had all of us in tears of amusement (and slightly shocked at the last one...).

in general, I just use netflix.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:17 AM   #29
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I think I've been to the movies twice is the last five years -- quite a change from perhaps 15 years ago, when I'd often go weekly. For me, it was the death of the small theater. I cannot stand the multiplexes with crowded parking, long lines for tickets and refreshments, and tacky decoration.

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Just like some of the others here, I used to go to the movies a lot. Usually once a week and sometimes two or three times. Now the experience has become too unpleasant for all the reasons mentioned in other posts. About two years ago I did go to see The World’s Fastest Indian. That was one of the few movies I’ve been to that had the audience applauding at the end.
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DW and I went over the last holiday weekend (Memorial Day) to see Spiderman 3. It was probably our last theater visit. There were a lot of people with young kids there, apparently to save from having to pay a babysitter. When not wrestliing in the aisles and stairways, the youngsters were screaming at the top of their lungs whenever one of the many scary parts was shown. Clearly, there was insufficient parental or theater control of who was in that theater. I suspect those youngsters had nightmares for days.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:33 AM   #32
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We stopped in 2005. Used to go to dinner and a movie about once a week.

We don't even rent videos anymore, since we can barely keep up with DVDs that we get from the library and movies that we record. Watched "Who Killed the Electric Car?" the other night -- recommended.

I recorded an entire season or two of "24", but I don't know when I'll get a chance to watch it.
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Wow

The last movie I saw in a thee-ator was Animal House in '78.

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:06 AM   #34
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Last time I was in a theater, cell phones had not yet become the problem that they apparently since have. Independence Day, perhaps?
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:39 PM   #35
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I saw Pirates III a few weeks ago. I go about once every two months or so.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:49 PM   #36
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I rarely go to movies due to my hearing loss but my daughter and I went to Spider Man (don't laugh) about a month ago. Since I can't really follow the dialog, I at least want to be entertained by the action. This movie theater had the rear window projection captioning...so I was able to follow the dialog (what there was of it). Most of the time we just watch at home. That's what I prefer anyway.
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Saturday, June 16 (of course!) we were late arriving for a "Bloomsday" celebration (due to traffic congestion); it was sold out so we decided to check out the movies at two malls within walking distance. The timing was bad and the only choice coming up within a few minutes was Pirates III. We passed on that and hung out at the mall for a while; haven't done that since the new Bloomies opened last Sept. It was fun just sitting and relaxing under the dome. Took the scenic way home and stoped for home made ice cream.
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That rear window captioning sure is clever, never heard of that before.

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1977 Star Wars.

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