Since we’ve all been locked up, movies that originally had a theatrical release have now been released On Demand or on streaming services. So much so that many believe that theaters will be obsolete in the future; however, I don’t really think so.
I’m going to present both sides of the argument because I like both options but I prefer theaters and I’ll tell you why.
Think about those big budget action movies like Endgame, Fast and Furious and Bad Boys. Seeing those films in my house did not compare to the sound, feel and energy of those movies in a theater of other people. When *SPOILER* Tony died in Endgame, the theater was silent, except the guy beside me who was sniffling beside me. When Mjolnir came to Cap and the theater erupted with claps, it was magical. I did not have that same experience at home. The popcorn is not the same at my house and I can’t make a slushie at my house. Although, it can be crowded with new releases like Avengers and very expensive if going on a date, you know for the men.
So for those people who like to be at home, streaming is for you. You don’t have to go anywhere. You can make your own popcorn that’s not five whole dollars. There’s not a crowd of people. You can watch the movie twice if you want to and in most cases, it’s cheaper than going to the movies. You can enjoy the movie from the comfort of somewhere in your house and even invite friends at no cost. Or you can do like Martin when he had that fight party at his house. Charge everyone for admission.
Again, personally, I like going to theaters to see my movies, unless it’s a movie that could have been on Netflix or On Demand. A lot of the movies coming out now should not have been released on Netflix. I like the theater seats and propping my feet up the seat in front of me.
Which do you prefer and why?