Almost everyone loves a good movie, and even today when there are other means available to watch a new release, people still flock to the movie hall. Apart from the fact that I think it’s usually a little too cold there, I love the cinema experience and I’m excited from the second I walk into the lobby to long afterwards when I’ve analyzed the story in great detail with the husband.
These are my top reasons to go to the cinema:
Movie Munchies! I’m not sure why I started with food… But, I’m going to say it’s because for me, the snacks are just as important to the experience as the movies themselves. I could never have the same wide choice available at the snack bar if I was at home – popcorn, nachos, tacos, sandwiches, popcorn, candies, an assortment of beverages (did I say popcorn twice? Well…see how wonderful movie popcorn is? ) Sitting in a plush reclining seat watching Salman Khan ‘kick‘ butt just doesn’t have the same effect if I’m not holding a tub of perfectly popped popcorn in my hands.
Trailers. If like me, you aren’t the kind of person who spends a lot of time watching previews on the internet, then the cinema is the place for you too! I love being able to see a clip from a movie that is yet to be released. It’s the movie-makers first chance to draw me in, give me goosebumps and make me want to scream, “I CANNOT wait to see this movie!” Why deny them that? 🙂
3D movies! They’re all the rage these days. Almost everything released seems to have a 2D and a 3D version. Even if you have a 3D enabled television, it’s really no fun watching one at home. Sitting in a hall full of people wearing those goofy looking glasses is an enjoyable experience. Plus, it feels more real when the shattered glass flying at your face is from a screen larger than anything you could have at home.
The more the merrier. For some reason excitement and joy is doubled when more people share an experience. It’s true of everything, even watching movies. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking; all those people will make watching a film a big pain, especially if they are texting or constantly discussing scenes from the movie. But, somehow none of that makes a difference because it’s such a magical experience!
Distraction free viewing. Do I really need to elaborate? Maybe just a little…think about it – no phone calls, no door bells, no dinner burning on the stove. Just me and Hugh Jackman (or whoever else you would like to be on that large screen) for 120 wonderful minutes.
Do you like going to the cinema? What’s your favourite part?
Written for ABC Wednesday “C is for…”