Movie Watching Choices Today
OK, I admit it. Once in awhile I STILL like to take my boys to a movie theater for the “experience” of old-fashioned movie watching. The smell of popcorn, the $4 Goobers, the sticky floors, the bright cell phones illuminating throughout the audience. Nothing else like it!
But during these tough economic times, who can afford $12 tickets? Seems out of proportion. Most times we seek out a $1.50 theater with movies near the end of there “first release” period, which is fine with us. We’re not the type that has to see a new release right away. We are very fortunate to have a nice $1.50 theater right here in Raleigh.
I have rarely rented movies from our cable service. We are already sending them a lot of money each month for channels we never watch. It doesn’t seem right to me sending them even more money for movies we do want to watch.
The Buster was big for years but seems to be in decline. RedBox has found a nice little niche with their smartly designed kiosks that seem to be popping up everywhere. And don’t forget about The Flix!
Download technology has come a long way just in the past couple of years. Remember when it seemed to take HOURS to download anything that was bigger than 1MB? I think this is the future of movie watching which we will explore in my next post.