In the past 20 years I've been to a movie theatre maybe six times at most (mostly when "dating") and I think the last visit was maybe six or seven years ago. Titanic was new and I saw it in Winnipeg, Canada when visiting Canada.. What else is there to do in Winnipeg was our view after everything seemed to be closed. I share your concerns based on my experiences THEN. I'd hate to think what it is like now. Darren On 30 apr 2007, at 13.32, Tom Fine wrote: > This must be a generational thing. I hate (HATE) movie theaters. > Usually, the focus is blurry, the sound bad and the place full of > loud smelly people. So I'll sacrifice the "larger than life" aspect > of the visuals for the comfort of my own home and superb surround > sound experience. As large flatscreens get cheaper and cheaper -- > and the same case with digital projectors -- the day fast > approaches when I'll have it all: a larger-than-life picture plus > surround plus the comfort of my own home. Also, going to the movies > costs well north of $10 per person if you get a medium nasty greasy > popcorn and watered-down soda. And the movies made today aren't > generally very good, in my opinion. I still go to an occasional > IMAX movie because that truly is a super-real experience. > > -- Tom Fine > > PS -- the generations below me are even less picky since they watch > their movies on cellphones and iPods. I need to use my iPod dock > connected to a TV to watch iPod movies unless it's just background > entertainment on an airplane or something.