What's Playing at the Movies?
You would think that movie theaters would go out of business, what with the popularity of DVD movie rentals and Pay Per View movies, but the movie industry is still going strong. When it comes to looking for something fun to do on the weekends, going to the movie theater is still pretty high on the list, probably only second to fine dining and shopping. Sure, you could rent a movie to watch at home, but it's just not the same as going to the movie theater.
What are the advantages to the movie theater? Well, for starters, you're actually doing something when you go to the theater. You're getting out of the house, which is always a plus. And there's something about the movie theater popcorn that is especially delicious. In fact, people normally associate good popcorn with movie theaters. The movie is shown on a big screen, with surround sound, which enhances the whole movie experience.
The box office usually has a choice of at least 5 movies to choose from, depending on how big the movie theater is. So chances are, there's something for everyone. The selection varies from romance, to comedy, to drama, to musicals, to adventure and even horror. So no matter what kind of mood you find yourself in, the box office is sure to have something you would like to see.
Of course, there is one possible damage to enjoying a movie in a theater – the people. While it can be more enjoyable to watch a movie in a crowd, it can also be somewhat frustrating. You have the people who laugh too loud and for too long, causing you to miss the next five minutes of the plot. Or you have the kids, who are misbehaving, running around and talking loudly. And then there's the folks who are loudly munching on popcorn, or causing a ruckus with candy wrappers. But the most outrageous behavior of all is the person who is sitting behind you, kicking your seat continuously. But even with all of these distractions, a little tolerance can go a long way. Just be determined to enjoy the movie, come what may.
There are some people who are so addicted to the movie theater that they will actually go to the same movie dozens of times. Movies such as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Mamma Mia" are the types of movies that people will go to see again and again. I guess some of these movies draw a certain type of movie addict, who see a movie over and over until they know every line by heart, and some people even shout or sing the lines out loud.
The next time you're in the mood for a good movie, head over to the box office, and pick whatever kind of movie strikes your fancy. Make sure you get a nice big box of popcorn, and by all means, try and pick a spot in the movie theater away from all the troublemakers (kids, loud popcorn crunching people, and seat kickers). Enjoy!