I was chatting with a friend today, and I admitted a big ol' secret. While I love movies, I don't really like movie theatres. Rather, I don't like watching movies in the theatre.
I know, it's weird. Most people really like the experience - why else would it be such a popular date night? But I don't like it.
Some of it is purely physical - that's one of the few times that I really have to wear my glasses. There's something about the size and distance to the screen that just doesn't work for me. Also, the broad, sweeping camera angles give me mild vertigo and nausea.
Part of it is the price. I hate that, between the ticket and a drink and a snack, it's about $20 a person to see a movie in theatre. If I wait a couple months, I can buy the DVD for $24.99. If I wait a little longer, it's down to $15 or less. So if I'm patient, I can watch a movie in the comfort of my own home, with my very tasty popcorn from my new popcorn machine, without my glasses, for less than it would cost me to go to the movie theatre.
Hmm... putting it that way, I can't figure out if I'm cheap, or just uncomfortable at the theatre.
Is there anyone else who doesn't like the movie theatre, or am I alone in this?