I figure people are either movie people or they aren’t. It’s funny, too. I never understood why people said they weren’t movie people. But, much like anything else in this world, movies are a personal preference.
For me, I couldn’t tell you the last time I saw a movie in the theater. It’s not that I mind going – I don’t – but it’s the cost and the time and all that. I’d much rather watch in my own place on my own time.
Think about it – tickets are 10-15 bucks each. Add in $10 (on the cheap end?) thing of popcorn and maybe a soda or a water and you are already looking at 30-40 bucks to watch a flick.
That’s a hard pass for me.
I’d much prefer to watch on a streaming service or something so I can rewind or watch again. It’s easier that way.
Originally, when this theme popped, I was thinking about listing out my top 10 favorite movies. But that is done often enough.
Side note: Forrest Gump is likely at the top of the list.
Instead, I wanted to talk about movie traditions or what you like to do for a movie.
To be fair, anymore, I usually find a movie I like and then just watch. I don’t do anything special. Especially while Harper is not fully trained to “behave” in certain situations – such as when there is food around. But until I sold it a few months ago, I had a movie theater type popcorn machine. So popcorn for movies was a must. Maybe a soda. And then just chill out.
The funny part now is I kind of either just lounge on the couch (especially, again, with Harper, who will often join me), or I’ll put my feet up in the recliner and watch the flick.
With the current pandemic and such, I wonder what will happen with theaters. I don’t see them going away by any stretch, but I have a feeling many people do enjoy watching movies on their own televisions a bit more than maybe in the past. It allows you to have your own setup and do what you want. I can picture a nice spread on the coffee table with popcorn, snacks and drinks as several people enjoy a movie together.
Or, if by yourself, you don’t have to hear the two whispering two rows down.
Just like everything else in this world, movies have gone through a cycle. I’m sure they will continue to do so as time evolves. I can’t say I’ll never go to a theater again, but I know it’s a rarity as it is and it will likely continue to stay that way.
How about you? How do you do movies, if you do them at all?
This post is part of the 2022 20 Days of Chill Writing Challenge hosted by A ‘lil HooHaa. Please check out the links (intro I themes) if you’d like to see the setup and themes! You don’t have to do every theme if you don’t want to! And for those participating, take a moment and check out the other participants!