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Yes... I believe they are. 12 54.55%
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post #11 of 25 Old 10-15-12, 09:56 PM
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For my wife and I, it really is only when we get a night out that we go to a movie. That is probably twice in the last year. Of course, once my dedicated HT is done, that might change to never!
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post #12 of 25 Old 10-16-12, 01:04 AM
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Re: Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

Twice this year for us,dinner and a chick flick,even though I haven't made the projector plunge yet,(hint)we like watching at home on the panny,once at her listening level,then on my own at my listening levels
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Re: Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

I voted no only because there are still probably 90% of movie goers that dont have the big screen (over 90") in their home and as much as the sound has improved dramatically the large image in the theater is a big draw to many.
I myself dont like the crowds and the cost to go so I choose to stay home.

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Re: Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

I voted yes due to the fact our younger generation tends to steer to on line content.
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Re: Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

I voted 'no' because, IMO, advances in HT aren't the only thing killing real theaters. Other factors include:
- faster turn-around times from big screen to DVD/BD;
- ease of access to content (downloading, streaming, mail-order, etc.);
- cheaper overall cost (one rental vs. multiple tickets).
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Re: Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

I know for a fact that theaters get much less of my dollars. The only time I go is for the truely big event. Last one was Avatar, which in my opinion was worth the money for the big screen, 3D experiance. The sound has never been up to par in the local theaters here in Tallahasee. I look forward to Atmos but don't think the local theaters here will upgrade. Just google search DTS theaters & you'll see just how few there really are.
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Re: Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

I voted yes.

Who wants to deal with the over priced drinks and snacks as well as the expensive ticket when you can watch the same movie a few months later via dvd or stream the film in the comfort of your own home.

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It's certainly not helping their bottom line but not killing them just yet. As long as there are teenagers running around movie theaters will continue to exist. To us it's about the viewing experience but to them it's a destination and social experience.
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Re: Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

I voted "no". Ask your friends and family, they still go to the theaters to see the latest releases.

Although my girlfriend and I very much enjoy movies at my home compared to the public theater experience, in reality, home theater is still a niche market.

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