Tricycle Rider wrote:What's wrong with watching these movies on your own TV? (By that I mean DVD or streaming, not the crap you get when you're watching TNT, or other TV channels where you get commercials every 15 minutes.)movingtarget wrote: People that have only seen films like Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now and Alien on a TV screen don't know what they are missing !
Personally, I don't like other people's noise, or their big hair/hats getting in my view, or the surround system just being so damn loud to where you can't understand the dialogue. (I'm rather particular about the dialogue, which I may have mentioned earlier.)
So, I don't like theaters, I prefer watching movies in my own space. Your mileage may vary, of course. And that's okay by me.
EDIT- Also hate people kicking the back of my chair while they're getting all comfy in their chairs - this has got to be the biggest of my pet peeves going to an actual theater.
I saw Bladerunner in the theatre - was one of those niche cinemas that do the older and sometimes more obscure movie showings. The best part is that you get the sort of crowd that is respectful in a cinema as they're there to appreciate the movies shown.
Used to be a brilliant theatre like this in my home town - proper hand-made choctops too. Saw the aforementioned Bladerunner, Akira, several Kurosawa films, the Dark Crystal (although I saw that as a kid in the cinema too), Cinema Paradiso, 2001... even a few 'marathons' - either originals and sequels/directors nights/genre nights etc. Didn't stay for the last crusade when they did the Indiana Jones triology night though...
But did do several Godzilla movies there