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  • robotics
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    Since streaming came along.. I’ve found that I reserved certain films for the cinema and certain films for home viewing. I definitely prefer the action/sci fi at the cinema, as the sound and picture quality is so great. For smaller scale indie movies or comedies, for example, will definitely prefer to watch at home, as I don’t think those are as important to have incredible audio/visual quality.

    Thoughts?

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    Andrew D
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    During awards season i watch as many awards movies as i can , so i see alot of Dramas etc.. during the rest of the year i try and pick movies that will look better on the big screen . I picked between pirates, alien and baywatch and picked pirates and alien for the big screen and will rent baywatch … But i watch a ton of movies so im a bad one to answer i guess.

    I see all Disney movies.
    most of the big action movies
    some comedies
    then awards movies.

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    Andrew D
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    Absolutely none of them, not with the movie ticket prices they’re charging nowadays, if I have to go to the theater for a hangout with friends or something I have to prepay the tickets with the vouchers from Costco :(.

    if you go at the right time and sign up for the rewards at the theaters ( most of the big chains ) then you can make it work … i go to the first showing on a sat and only spend 10 bucks a ticket… im in a movie at 930 am but its cheaper .

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    pulp50
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    Movie tickets where are I live aren’t that expensive, especially if you go early you can get them for like 5 bucks. I don’t go to the theater often, but the big action movies are better and I like going to the art house theater to see indie movies especially during awards season.

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    Honey
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    I’m similar with Fuzz, it’s hard for me to go the movies based on the ticket prices and time. Even though the theaters had better sound quality and etc, it’s not 10-12x than Free or $1.50 Redbox.

    However if I do go to theaters, I’m not paying $12 to see a drama I can see at home. It has to be some big budget/graphic VFX Sound effects extravaganza movie.

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    LaChienne
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    I’m saddened because my college ID will expire in a few months and then I can’t back up my request for a student discount. Luckily I still look so young that they won’t even check but damn that discount was nice.

    Whenever I go I try to go earlier in the day to get reduced prices (it’s about $6 to go before 6:00), usually on a weekend (commute means I’m not home until 6) or evening on weekdays. Ticket prices don’t bother me that much if I play my cards right, my theater has moved towards the trend of fewer seats but big, comfy leather recliners instead of lots of cramped seats but the downside is that some of the theaters feel damn tiny now and sell out easily.

    I almost never see comedies or indie movies in theaters, Spy was the only exception. Indie and arthouse movies are easier for me to avoid because they usually don’t play nearby and I’d have to drive 45 minutes to the nearest art house theater. I typically only buy tickets for big, hyped blockbusters that I’ve been dying to see or Oscar nominees, but I make exceptions when going out to spend time with family or friends or if the movie is an off-season cult hit. I almost always wait for horror movies unless they’re getting great reviews because there’s always some dick teenagers in the audience laughing loudly at every scene to show that they’re totally not scared, guys.

    Part of me likes the community aspect of the movie theater but it takes one bad seating with my neck cramping from holding it at a weird angle or goons talking incessantly through the movie to make me want to just Redbox or stream things. I agree that the audio/visual element is very important, 90% the point of seeing Gravity is for the visuals.

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    Honey
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    Part of me likes the community aspect of the movie theater but it takes one bad seating with my neck cramping from holding it at a weird angle or goons talking incessantly through the movie to make me want to just Redbox or stream things. I agree that the audio/visual element is very important, 90% the point of seeing Gravity is for the visuals.

    Lol reminds me of the time I went to a free screening of LLL for work. And this dried up 40 year old woman was super upset during the ending and shouted out “Fuck You Fish Eye bitch who leaves Ryan Gosling”, ruined the whole ending for the film since the whole audience was laughing lol.

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    GusCruz
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    Support indie/foreign/arthouse films by watching them at a theater.

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    Support indie/foreign/arthouse films by watching them at a theater.

    Thank you. Someone needed to say it!

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    Miles Allen
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    I usually don’t have much interest in blockbusters unless it has critical support but when awards season comes around I try to see as many contenders as possible before the Oscars by any means necessary, as long as I see them. And the awards movies almost never come to the movie theatre where I live and I don’t like close to a big city. During the holidays this year, I was in San Francisco and over the period of a week I saw La La Land, Moonlight, Fences and Jackie there. Thats how desperate I was to see a good movie at a theatre. And the prices are so high now, it’s almost not worth it to see a movie at the theatre if you can watch it at home. I say almost because I have never been able to make popcorn at home as delicious as they make it at my movie theatre.

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    Lol reminds me of the time I went to a free screening of LLL for work. And this dried up 40 year old woman was super upset during the ending and shouted out “Fuck You Fish Eye bitch who leaves Ryan Gosling”, ruined the whole ending for the film since the whole audience was laughing lol.

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    robotics
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    It’s funny actually, just how profitable streaming can be! It’s no suprise that HBO are holding on to Game of Thrones so tightly on their own streaming service…after all, why give all those views to Netflix or whoever?  This is an interesting look at streaming because it states that “over half of all Americans now watch TV via a streaming service. This figure leaps to 93.7% of millennial internet users (aged between 15 – 35 years).”

    Was really surprised to see all the streaming services they talk about tbh, a lot I’ve NEVER heard of ://

    I like being able to switch off a film I don’t like, rather than having to sit through it at the cinema…

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