Saturday, July 26, 2008

Watching Movies at Home or Going to a Theater?

Imagine that you and a friend are trying to decide on whether to rent a movie and watch it at home or go out and catch a movie at a theater. Which would you rather do and why? Share your thoughts and opinions on this topic.

Randall

25 comments:

Gina Hsieh said...

I preferto rent a movie and watch it at home than go out and catch a movie at a theater for the following reasons.It is cost-efficient, comfortable, relaxed and so on when you watch movies at home.

Anonymous said...

Renting a movie and watching it are cheaper and you can adjust many things such as the volume and you can stop it when you want to drink water or go to the toilet.
And you would not be disturbed because some people in the theatre will talk about the plot loudly.
However, watching movies in the theatre is exciting as the volume and the darkness stimulate me.
I would choose watching movies at home because I can do anything.

Hong Kong

Anonymous said...

I would love to watch a movie in the theatre instead of renting a movie and stay at home.
When you're sitting in the theatre, there'll be around 50 people surround you. The atmosphere is quite good whatever u see the scared movie or comedy.
Next, you can buy a combo popcorn meal as your snack food. By the way, we can't see a movie without popcorn & Coke, right!?

Anonymous said...

I prefer to movies at the theater because of the effects and sound. Unfortunately, in my country (Bolivia) there are a lot of stores that sell false copies of movies and it is very cheap and government doesn't do anything to prevent this.

Vagner said...

Watching a movie at home is really cozy and besides that, you can rewind and listen to what you'd like to see/listen again. Especially for us, English learners. Don't you think so?

Bye for now,

Anonymous said...

To me, i will watch film at home due to saving money a lot. And i don't have to go to the theater and i can save lots of time. Moreover, i can do any things if i want and isn't disturbed by around people.

BB said...

I prefer to rent DVDs and enjoy them at home. Watching movies at a theater is not cozy, but really expensive in Taiwan. Although the stereo is luxurious and nice there, people next to me often make a lot of noise and distract my attention. That's an awful experience.

Lurdinha said...

I like watching a movie at theater. I rarely buy snacks or popcorn in theater because is verry expensive. And I loved movie about true history. I hope watch a movie with my friends english class and teacher together.

Maria Butler.

Star said...

I used to watch movies in the theater a lot, but now I usually stay at home and watch HBO.

The price of tickes is rising, and sometimes most movies are not worthy of the price.

I think renting a movie is good, and you can watch it over and over as you like.

Star form Taiwan

Anonymous said...

i like to watch movis at home or theater with my frindes or Family..

its a nice thing you can do in your free time =)

fernanda128 said...

Sometimes, when the movie has special effects and a lot of action, is better go to the theater. But if you are tired and you prefer to stay in your house, is better rent a movie.
In my case I'd rather go to the theater, because there I can eat pop corn and see the movie with better quality and sound.
I think it's funnier watch movies in the theater.

Anonymous said...

If a movie has just been released on DVD, it's because it's no longer shown in cinemas. In that case, I think that I would buy or rent the DVD to watch the film. Otherwise, I would go to the cinema.

A-la Panasonic said...

If I were asked to cite a single reason, for theater's pre-eminence, I would point to its creation of a special world. To my mind, it is a splendid opportunity to feel like a film main character. The more you watch movie in the theater the less you want to left it. Watching movie at home has nothing to do with watching it on large screen of the theater with effects and a good sound. But...what I need is to have much money for going to the theater more often.

Olga said...

If i were asked to watch film in the theatre or at home, I would recomend you to go to the theatre.What I need are the good effects and sound. But there are some reasons of watching movies at home: when you have no enough money because now tickets are expensive,in a way, or may be you are very tired.

Anonymous said...

As to me, everything depends on the film. If it has impressive scenes, it's for sure better to watch it on the big screen. Of course, the tickets are quite expensive and many people do not go to the cinema just because of this reason, but for me it's like going out, a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your friends whom you haven't seen for a long time. Yes, you can do the same at home, renting a DVD, but I, personally, get much more pleasure from sitting in a comfortable chair, eating pop corn, enjoying the sound and the big picture in the cinema.

Anonymous said...

What I need is to go to the Theater with friends rather than stay at home and watch films on DVD. But both of these ways have advantages and disadvantages. For example when you're in the cinema you're surrounded by lots of people who are comment everything and laugh loudly. And you suffer from a lack of silence around. But at the same time, it's a great pleasure to watch a movie on the broad screen. Especially I like to watch movies in 3D format using special glasses. Watch films in 3D has nothing to do with watching them in usual way. It's amazing! The last movie I watched at a cinema in 3D was: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" I dare say that this film is best of all that I have looked in the past 2 years or so. This film left a deep and lasting impression on me. I suggest you watch it. And one more thing in conclusion, go to the cinema, it is much better than watching movies at home.;)

A_Polly said...

If I were asked what to do at evening - to stay at home and watch films or to go to the theatre I, of course, would choose a theatre. =)
The quality (sound, effects)of films at the theatres has nothing to do with quality of films that you watch at home.
What is need young couple is 2 tickets to the last rows)))....

A_Polly said...

If I were asked what to do at evening - to stay at home and watch films or to go to the theatre I, of course, would choose a theatre. =)
The quality (sound, effects)of films at the theatres has nothing to do with quality of films that you watch at home.
What is need young couple is 2 tickets to the last rows)))....

A_Polly said...

I am Polly, I am from Surgut, Russia. If I were asked what to do at the evening to watch a film at home or to go to cinema of course I would choose a cinema. As for me I would like to go to the cinema to watch a film. Firstly because of the quality of the film(quality of the film that is watched at the cinema has nothing to do with quality of the film which you watch at home), then you can watch film at 3D only at the cinema =)
And if you are going to watch a film with you boy(girl)friend all that you need is 2 tickets to the last rows to the cinema.=)

Suong said...

To me , I prefer to watch the movies at home than in the theatre . So It is cheaper and I can see anytime . I can lay streched on the bed or talk about the plot that do not be afraid to effect people around .

Nadia said...

In my opinion sometimes is necessary to go out, for instance to go to a movie theater especially with close friends

Nikita Laptev said...

As for me, I would rather watch movie at home when I'm alone. I like totally being absorbed in events happening in the movie and do not like when somebody distract me from it even if he or she watches the movie too.
But if my friend suggests me going to a theather I will most likely try to persuade him that watching movie at home is much better.

Anonymous said...

I prefer stay at home, be on the bed and prepare pop corn. Stop the film in each interesting scenes

Vale M. said...

Last month i went to the movie to see "Avengers" , I liked it a lot, is a fantastic and interesting movie, my sister invited me and she offered me pop corn and I accepted, because when I go to the movie with my friends never buy pop corn. I like all kinds of movies, but I prefer the horror movies to see in the teather because I like to see it in a big screen, and see comedy, romantic or others types of movies in my house.

Raúl said...

last month I went to the cinema but there wasn't any interesting movie to see. There was only 3 movies and I dont like any of them so I return to my house and I watch Jurassic Park

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