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Theater by Baba Booey - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:24:44 EST ID:Zh/sUEXx No.390647 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I hear movie theaters are dying. What's the alternative?
Leni Riefenstahl - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:28:36 EST ID:cPjUBYzJ No.390648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bernardo Bertolucci - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:37:56 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.390650 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They're not dying, they're evolving. Movie theaters don't have the draw they used to have. Now theaters are turning more into an adult hangout. The most popular ones now seem to have full bars and don't exclusively show all the new garbage movies. They'll do specials where they show classics.

It's a good thing they're evolving. There will be less of them, but they will provide a better experience than sitting in a cramped room with 50 other people, having some dipshit kid kicking your chair and hearing a baby cry. Plus, way better seats.

Examples - Studio Movie Grill, Alamo Drafthouse. Both dope as fuck, and even though they're a lot nicer than AMC or Cinemark, the tickets are still around the same price because they make good money selling dope food and drinks.
Freddy Kruger - Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:17:32 EST ID:r8D6zVXH No.390652 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Theaters are now daycare centers or places for drunk 30-somethings to fill the void in their life.

Mostly because movies are terrible now.
Klaatu - Wed, 08 Nov 2017 01:22:47 EST ID:OE4TP+32 No.390653 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I guess the traditional, buy a ticket and some popcorn style theatres are dying, but my girl and I love going to the VIP shows. It's basically our local chain movie theatre but now they serve alcohol and food (at least franchise pub quality) at their pre-show lounge or directly at your seat up until the movie starts. It's expensive, sure, but it's no more expensive than any other date night.
Everett McGill - Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:53:06 EST ID:NWJxYD9z No.390660 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They're not dying, they're pivoting. Audience numbers are gradually decreasing but profits are still rising because theater chains are investing in "luxury" renovations like reclining seats and other amenities like alcohol, "premium" food, and waiter service. They're slowly raising the price of tickets while offering less seats while concession food still remains retardedly expensive. If this pivot works out then eventually you'll see them knock down walls and basically combine two smaller screens into one big screen so they can sell more premium tickets to a single showing.
ONERAIN11 - Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:57:07 EST ID:wqqAv7C0 No.390675 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Movie with snacks and beer sound nice; bonus if the snack and beer are themed.
Beldar Conehead - Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:53:28 EST ID:hsWPD+dx No.390678 Ignore Report Quick Reply

They arent dying. When one of my local cinemas plays "classic" movies you literally cannot get a ticket. they are re-showing the godfather at my cinema, not only did you have to buy tickets on the internet but they were sold out in a day.
I went to go see Her in the cinema last year, just rocked up because pffft no one goes to the cinema anymore and the line was so big the usher was standing at the capacity line telling people they wouldnt get a seat but could wait around to see if one comes free. it was absolutely mental.

The thing that makes watching movies on netflix or torrent is if the movie is shit you can just click off and try another one, but when you go to the cinema, you're in for the long haul and it could totally ruin a date if you have to sit through some trash movie.
Burt Banana - Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:41:33 EST ID:ay4cP4Ma No.390826 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i put a like 7/8 foot projector screen in my living room and then just put my speakers on opposite ends of me to watch

it's a bit cramped/too big but you can lie down and enjoy it and it's better than the fuckin movie theater. only cost the projector + like $50 for the screen
Xander Crews - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:54:30 EST ID:OR/Yo4mj No.391023 Report Quick Reply
This. While theaters have the advantage of being able to show the latest films, that isn't always enough for people to go out. You have to make the movie-going experience more enjoyable to movie-goers by offering wider amenities like bar/food/waiter service rather than just what's at the concession stand.
arstechnica - Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:48:19 EST ID:yYGUtay7 No.391373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I like good good surround sound that cinemas never get quite right...
Natalie Portman - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:50:33 EST ID:BfUrmG4i No.395583 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i watched 2001 on my apple ipod nano 6th edition while on the bus last week
Morpheus - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:27:50 EST ID:4PYKAkjr No.395594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You must get all the pussy.

Anywho....yeah the theaters are going luxury. Oddly enough, small theaters seem to be making a comeback. In my area two small theaters have opened. They have big comfy seats, but only seat like 30 people at the most. Some of the theaters are literally a dozen seats. Although that is usually for the one screen showing the arty movie. It seems to work though. You buy tickets online.
Neither of the new ones have booze in my area, but our state liquor laws are fucky and make shit hard.
The AMC near me has a full bar now, and luxury seats that recline, etc. Seems to be the way forward. Not sure I'd order a cocktail from a place that serves $4.00 cokes though. Be paying Manhattan prices for your ummm... Manhattan.
Jenny Agutter - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:46:08 EST ID:xIveqQxk No.395596 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is basically what I do because I hate going to the movies. I've got a huge media server hooked up to all my TVs, big TV in the living room with surround sound, comfy couch, loveseat, and 2 nice, big recliners with coffee tables/end tables for drinks/food/drugs and a place in the corner for my pets. Next time I get some time off work I'm going to change up the lighting in there a bit I think but other than that I'm very happy with it. I'd much rather spend a night watching movies and stuff there than go to the theater.

I like being able to pause the movie if I want to take a piss, smoke weed, do drugs, drink, not have to worry about any of the other guests or going out, have good food, not have to plan my day around movie times, etc. Its just much more enjoyable for me at home. I may have to wait a couple months for a high quality release of a new movie to come out but I don't mind that and I've got plenty to watch in the meantime.

There are a few exceptions where I'll really want to see something in theaters. Usually its one of the shorter documentary films at an Imax because they usually pretty great; especially the space and underwater ones.

Strangely enough I don't mind going to see plays. I guess that's probably because you can't really see those at home, the experience is much more important there, and you do have intermission which I enjoy.
Dr. Krieger - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:34:46 EST ID:WdVSLmQR No.395599 Ignore Report Quick Reply

call me a pleb but i have no idea what you're talking about. when they do the dolby surround sound demo and play deep bass notes through all the speakers all around me i get pumped like "fuck yeah thats some REAL surround sound". please explain what it is lacking? do you have some multimillion dollar audio setup at home? in fact i would say the only reason i would even go to a movie theater these days is for the full sound effect. the "big screen" aint shit when it's so far away, plus you have to deal with The Public...
Mordecai - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:06:51 EST ID:2LtKa5ab No.395601 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't like going to the theater. I had to switch theaters because the black youth of today ruined several movies in a row for me. But I have surround sound and 4k HDR tv at home so I just wait now, which kind of sucks but whatever.

They were talking about charging $100 to let you watch new in theater movies from your cable provider but I don't think much has come of it. But if that comes true, and if it coincides with 4k HDR cable then theaters might as well lock their doors because it's over. I will get at least 3 other ppl to come over and watch the new blockbuster for a little $ each.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:04:24 EST ID:OR/Yo4mj No.395606 Report Quick Reply
You could get MoviePass depending on if any theatres near you accept it.

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