Don't Go To The Movies - Bring The Theater To You!

So, have you gone to the movies lately? Let's face it, in

this day and age, going to the movies isn't what it's

cracked up to be. Recent studies have shown that box office

ticket sales have steadily declined over the years and the

reason is simple - years ago, if people wanted to see a

movie, they had no other choice other than going to the

theater. I don't know about you, but I don't remember the

last time I had a pleasant "movie going" experience. Let's

look at what's involved. First, you have to find out the

times and the movies that are playing. Next you have to get

in the car and drive to the theater giving yourself enough

time to park, get your tickets, buy your popcorn, etc. Okay,

now your all set and you enter the appropriate theater room

and find your seat. The movie begins and here come the

distractions. You have all the people straggling in that are

late, fumbling around in the dark trying to find their seat,

you have the whisperers, the plastic crinklers, the cell

phone talkers ... I think you get the point. By the way, I

didn't even mention the price of admission. Where I am from,

it costs about $7.50 US Dollars per person. Bring your

significant other, kids or whoever else and thow in the cost

of snacks ..... This is Big Bucks!

I don't go to the theater anymore, because now I have

brought the theater to me. Yes, anytime I want to enjoy the

movie experience (without the above aggravations), I simply

change into my most comfortable lounging outfit and take the

long trip down 13 steps into my gameroom , which I have

transformed into a home theater. The advantages are

unbelievable. I don't have to drive anywhere, worry about

parking, or deal with annoying people anymore. If I need to

stop the movie to use the restroom or fix a quick snack, I

just pause the movie and go do my thing.Yes, I still need to

spend money on movies, but the prices of DVD's have dropped

tremendously and you can find many good deals on used DVD's,

which are just as good as a brand new one. Even the cost of

a rental is at least half that of a theater ticket.

Don't get me wrong, your going to have to shell out some

bucks, but you can put together a decent set up for much

less that you think. Basically, you need a flat screen tv

and a surround system and you are good to go. How fancy you

want to get all depends on your budget, but trust me, it

will be a great investment in the long run. Don't forget to

keep all this in mind the next time your sitting at the

theater and the kid next to you starts screaming out in the

middle of the movie and the two teenagers in front of you

wont shut up.

About the Author

Reggie Dunn is a long time movie buff and
also the webmaster of flat screen television

Reggie Dunn