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post #21 of 25 Old 10-18-12, 06:19 AM
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I think the answer to this is no. I run under the assumption that the vast majority of folks do not have a home theater... Or equipment approaching the realm of reproducing a theater environment. The lure of the big screen and big sound.... And a night out... Is still high on folks' list.

I prefer staying home... The last movie Insaw in the theater was the latest batman movie in IMAX. Before that? Probably a kids movie... My kids still like going to the big screen. ;-)
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Re: Are advances in home theater technology killing real theaters?

I think that you assumption is correct, at least to the degree that most people don't have a home theater that can create an experience that would replace a commercial theater. Much of what is called home theater is a TV with better sound.

Many people like the shared experience of a movie theater. I get that to some degree, but tire of the sticky and greasy floors and poor quality of sound and image.

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

Like the article states, I do enjoy going to the theater occasionally, both for the enormity of the screen size, and for the change of pace, however, I can do without the texting, chattering of rude patrons, along with the escalating cost of a ticket and refreshments, and enjoy my 58" display and surround sound at home with a rental.

It can easily cost a family of four $75-$100 for a night at the movies, whereby if you are willing to wait for the disc release, you can see the same movie for the rental cost of roughly $2, make your own popcorn for about a $1 to go along with your $1.50 two liter bottle of soda in the comfort of your own home. Not to mention the convenience of the pause button when someone has to use the facilities.

So with the cost of $5 for home vs $75-$100 for the movie theater, the choice is easy, and the money you save can be used towards upgrading your equipment.

IMO, If they want people to return to the theaters, they need to forget the 3D (gimicks?) and concentrate on making the cost of going to the theater a little more reasonable.

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

even if one waited for the blu ray release week your lookin at 20 bucks and your still ahead.
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I rarely go to a theatre anymore. I will only go if I absolutely can't wait to see the film. I have been told by everyone that has heard my set up that it's better than any theater and it's not even a dedicated room. So yes, I think it has an impact.
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