In this day of movies streamed over broadband on screens greater than your picture window(s), there’s still top reasons to see films in theaters. Not sure? Here’s a few reasons you have to view a film in the theater:
Size and sound. As big since your screen is, your movie theater has it beat. By… well, a good deal. There are screens taller than my house—including the chimney! No matter how good your screen, it doesn’t matter its resolution, traversing to a movie in the theater can be a far more immersive experience. Sound systems are another feature the place that the average movie theater beats out most fancy home sound theater ones. Theaters a designed with the acoustics in the room at heart, from seats to curtaining to rate of the stairs and exits. And they’ve got more speakers, usually ones with wider dynamic ranges, to deliver the sound picking the perfect effect.
Technologies. Maybe I-MAX should come to home screens at some point, but we’re not at that point. I mean, you’d need to renovate your freaking HOUSE to exhibit an I-MAX flick in your house. And that’s not simply the size and style: these movies have larger projection systems that simply can’t be faked by anything that you can buy. So place down the phone and cancel the raise-the-roof (and acoustic) contractors. Just go to a movie theatre!
Going out instead of staying in. There’s an intimacy snuggling into a comfy couch using your free food. Alone, together, distracted by phones, laundry, dogs, email, or children (check off what’s applicable). The point of traversing to a movie with a big screen with technology not requiring house remodeling is seeing different scenery. Lots of couples have date nights. Does the lounge sofa conjure the mystique and excitement of an nice evening? Or would dinner without cooking and cleanup, as well as a movie with excellent acoustics much better?
The group experience is another reason to go to a film in a very theater. There are two groups, really: the included, along with the excluded. Seeing a movie in a theater generates a shared experience and shared memories with friends. Maybe not in the screening in the film—chatting throughout the movie could possibly get someone tossed from your theater. The excluded group includes animals, chores, and youngsters.
The brewery cinema. The movie first and dinner after. Or is it dinner first, movie after? Here’s the home version: Cook at home and watch a motion picture, then keep chasing the children out (or perhaps the pushy dogs, or the cats insisting on seeing the movie from your exact standpoint as your eyeballs). End the evening by incorporating dish washing, all without leaving the environs of this place you already spend much time in. The cinema or cinema brewery version of events neatly solves all those issues. No muss, no fuss—assuming everyone keeps their pizza out of their laps. No have to shop, clean, cook, clean.
Sure, time equals money, but Science says it’s preferable to purchase experiences instead of things. The right movie, at the right theater, ticks that box off nicely.