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The End of The Movie Theater Coming Soon

TrekFan1701E

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Report this May. 07 2010, 7:42 pm

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Report this May. 07 2010, 10:18 pm

I prefer to go to the drive-in.  Go on car load night and you have a pretty good deal ;)  And the boys like it since they can sit in the lawn chairs while hubby and I get the car or pick-up all to ourselves.....well as much to ourselves as we can with them sitting right in front :laugh:

CtotheRtotheOBob

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Report this May. 07 2010, 10:22 pm

I prefer waiting until it's in the $5 DVD rack.

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Report this May. 07 2010, 10:49 pm

I don't care how good your home theatre is if it's a movie worth seeing on the big screen then it's worth paying the money.

The night out at the movies is still an event worth paying for IMO

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Report this May. 07 2010, 10:54 pm

Wont miss them (All the older ones are closing locally anyway and even the local new multiplexes are struggling to stay afloat).I did however miss the two local driveins when they were closed (driveins were excellent value).

I watch most movies via DVD's (hired mostly) or simply torrent them.

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Report this May. 08 2010, 12:37 am

I'm watching Survival of the Dead (George Romero) right now on On Demand ppv via Verizon FiOS. Its theatrical release will be May 28, 2010. I'll let you guys know what I think.


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EDIT: I forgot to add... It cost $10.

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Report this May. 08 2010, 1:07 am

Quote (PhantomCrunk007 @ May 08 2010, 12:37 am)
I'm watching Survival of the Dead (George Romero) right now on On Demand ppv via Verizon FiOS. Its theatrical release will be May 28, 2010. I'll let you guys know what I think.


Survival of the Dead

EDIT: I forgot to add... It cost $10.

That's pretty expensive,I'd say a ripoff,considering it costs virtually nothing to make it available via your provider.

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Report this May. 08 2010, 11:02 am

Quote (Yanks @ May 07 2010, 5:59 pm)
Quote (DrGojira @ May 07 2010, 9:54 pm)
A date is a date is a date and going to the movies will still be in style.

You just don't like using your walker on the stairs at the theatre!

Actually theaters now-a-days are much more comfortable. Larger seats, padded nice...

The isles are nicer too, plenty of room for walkers. ;)

Must admit, I go to the "Gold" area when I go to the movies otherwise I will watch it at home.

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Report this May. 08 2010, 11:15 am

Quote (CtotheRtotheOBob @ May 07 2010, 10:22 pm)
I prefer waiting until it's in the $5 DVD rack.

A smart shopper after my own heart!  The only movie I spent more than $5 for was STAR TREK.  I always check out the $5 rack!

TrekFan1701E

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Report this May. 08 2010, 11:54 am

I was reading other articles on this and they still want people to go to the theater and the first run movie would go to homes three weeks after the movie premiers. I think they are wanting to eliminate the DVD/BluRay release window. I wonder what that means for that technology?

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Report this May. 09 2010, 7:10 am

Quote (almighty_one @ May 07 2010, 10:49 pm)
I don't care how good your home theatre is if it's a movie worth seeing on the big screen then it's worth paying the money.

The night out at the movies is still an event worth paying for IMO

No movie is worth dropping $60-70 to see it just once in a place where people are constantly gabbing, cellphones ringing, kids crying, sticky floors, ripped seats, with crap food, AND the movie could suck.

Much better to watch on a 65" at home, better food, comfortable seating, can turn the phones off, only costs me $4 to rent or $15 to buy and I can watch it as many times as I want, AND I can take a piss without missing anything

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Report this May. 09 2010, 7:11 am

movie theaters are great, I go see my movie and then I have a good meal in the restaurant near by.

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Report this May. 09 2010, 7:17 am

Quote (TrekFan1701E @ May 08 2010, 11:54 am)
I was reading other articles on this and they still want people to go to the theater and the first run movie would go to homes three weeks after the movie premiers. I think they are wanting to eliminate the DVD/BluRay release window. I wonder what that means for that technology?

That will never happen - EVERYONE has one or the other or both. and it will never be dropped until they come up with a home entertainment technology that far surpasses simple disc and laser...its far to cheap to reproduce and the mark up is hundred of percents in returns for initial releases

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Report this May. 09 2010, 7:36 am

Quote (Admiral_JTK @ May 09 2010, 4:10 am)
AND I can take a piss without missing anything

Good to know.

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