one of the biggest complaints in the world of culture is that fewer and fewer people go to the movies. This is due to several factors, but there is one that stands out and for which going to the cinema is a trend that is less and less fashionable: the price of tickets. It’s not just that the ticket costs a lot of money, but also, if you want something to eat or drink, the price is multiplied (since you can’t buy it in the store and enter the room with it).
However, and leaving aside the price, what is better, going to the cinema or watching movies at home?
I believe that the reasons that govern in this area, mainly, are two: comfort and quality. The comfort one has at home is not comparable to that of the cinema. In the same way, the quality of the screen and the sound of the cinema has nothing to do, for the price, with what we can get at home. In such a way that you have to choose for yourself what is more important, whether the comfort of your home or the experience that the cinema provides. Here we leave you various reasons, either to go to the movies, or to stay at home.
Reasons to go to the movies
The advantages and disadvantages of going to the movies are known to everyone who goes regularly. However, if you usually go only a couple of times a year, you may not have been able to check all that exist, such as sound quality, a great advantage, without a doubt. And it is that the sound is part of the experience of going to the cinema, it is part of its essence, of its charm. It is not the same to watch a war movie without good sound than with it. The sound makes you fully immerse yourself in the film, it makes you feel that you are really there and therefore, without it, it hampers the cinema experience.
Another great advantage is the size of the screen, since projection rooms have to have a good screen, otherwise we can’t call it cinema, it will be something else, but not cinema. However, not all things are good because, for example, despite the fact that the sound is Dolby Digital, we cannot ignore that, sometimes, the seats in the cinema are very uncomfortable. And, although they are comfortable, it is not pleasant to share a place with a stranger; it is even overwhelming. Another great disadvantage of this means of leisure is the fact of having to put up with the bawling of the children next door. Still, it’s worth going to the movies.
watch movies at home
The comfort of being in your own home is not paid for with money, this is a reality. For example, if you want to stop the movie you can do it perfectly to cook something or go to the bathroom, not in the cinema. In addition, a sofa will always be a better movie companion than the seat in the cinema. Another advantage is that there is greater intimacy, so if you are with your girlfriend, well, you can also stop the movie whenever you want. However, the great disadvantage is the investment that must be made in television and sound so that the experience resembles that of the cinema.
Go to the movies as a family
Without a doubt, in this aspect the cinema wins by a landslide. If you have a medium-sized family, it will most likely not fit on your sofa, unless you want to seat your parents, cousins and siblings on the floor, which is pretty crappy. Therefore, going to the movies as a family is the best option. In addition, after or on the way to the cinema you can take the opportunity to catch up and tell each other your news, since, as a general rule, the family is not usually given the time it deserves.
Going to the cinema with friends
This is another aspect in which the cinema wins again. In the first place, because after the cinema they can go for a drink. Secondly, because the cinema is more suitable to be with your friends and share opinions at the end of the film. At home it is not the same.
In addition, if there are many of them, they can benefit from some discount rooms so that the experience does not turn out to be so expensive. It’s a win-win.
Go to the movies with the girlfriend
Here, being honest, we recommend that, except for the first date, in which going to the movies with the girl you like is a great idea, in the rest of the dates it is better to stay at home. This is because the degree of intimacy is much higher. Also, if you have a stable partner of hers, it is better to surprise her by making her dinner and then enjoy a good movie with her than to go to the cinema. It is more romantic and you will always look better.
Go to the movies cheap
You may be wondering when is it cheaper to go to the movies? Going to the movies, as we have mentioned, is expensive. However, there are days when the price decreases by almost half, such as the day of 2×1.
Another day to go to the cinema and save part of what the ticket is worth is the one in which there is some type of specific event or festival to promote, the film or the capacity. It’s very simple, you just have to find out about the different options offered in each movie theater.