The Best Way to See a Movie
I don’t have a fancy decked-out home theater system, or a lavish set-up by any means. I do have a fairly comfortable sofa-bed and a decent sized TV, too. Even without much, I still prefer watching movies at home over going out to the movie theater. For one thing, my snack and drink selection is much better (and cheaper), plus I can talk, pause the movie or shut it off if I don’t like it. I’m much more likely to finish a bad movie if I’ve paid a lot for it, gone out to see it with someone and spent time out of my day to go to the movie theater, than if I’m in the comfort of my home.
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Certain movies are more fun to watch in movie theaters, though—like The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings movies, for instance. I know that many of the women I know, who have young children at home, like to take the family out to see the latest animated 3D movie. Around here, it seems like a movie theater closes every few months, so the only ones around are the ones that are massive, and only play mainstream movies. The ‘boring’ dramas and independent films don’t have homes in many of the theaters that are still around, so I tend to watch a lot of those types when I feel like watching a movie at home.
It can be so relaxing to cozy-up on a sofa with your family around you, some homemade popcorn and some blankets. But, I can understand the appeal of going out to movie theaters as well. What do you prefer?
What was the last movie you saw at home or in the movie theater?
About the Author:
Tazim Damji writes the blog BeingTazim.com, which is a home organization and lifestyle blog. She lives in Vancouver, Canada and enjoys nature, coffee and art.