Sports is another area where the experience at home is often better than at the stadium. Why pay $250+ for a good seat at a hockey game when I can watch the game at home ($170/year or free through pirated streaming services) from multiple angles and skip through the commercials and intermission?Just like going to a baseball game used to cost $20 after parking, ticket for the game, hot dog and soda.
I don't drink so $0. The biggest problem is the experience isn't what it once was. The odds of ending up with so many noisy distractions during the movie are huge anymore. You know "that's just what kids do" and people on their phones and talking and..... At that point I want my 2.5 hours back not just my money. I wish instead of investing in louder sound systems and bigger recliners they'd actually have ushers and throw obnoxious people out.Movies are now, and always have been, cheap entertainment. I know that people love to whine about movie ticket prices, but take a look at what else you can go out and pay for to get 2.5 hours of entetainment at that price. Concerts, plays, opera, sports, amusement parks? Not even close. A decent meai out? Pushing it. How about a book? About the same price, and you don't even get sound!
When people tell me how expensive movies are, I ask them "what was your last bar tab?"
I know it's SAD. I don't have a girlfriend right now. Despite being Financially sound and Good Looking.
Oh well. We enjoyed this piece of nonsense:
A RomCom. Made no sense at some level. But had a Heart.
I used to think the same about people who watch and listen on mobile phones. But then I realized that they are the lucky ones. They can enjoy the movie and music as much as I can, without spending thousands of $ on home theater and 2 channel audio, power to them.
Did people in the 40s not enjoy music since they were listening to AM radio out of a tiny speaker? Doubt it.
Can we make an analogy to drive-in movies? Before my time but I know they were very popular at one time.They’re better in many ways, but whether they’re economically viable given the many other modes of viewing is debatable. I think you’ll see considerably fewer in the next few years.