I think it’s a given that most people reading this blog are home theater fans. We’ve dedicated ourselves to obtaining the best quality movie presentation in the home. I’m sure that we all also have plenty of horror stories about the current state of the filmgoing experience in professional movie theaters – whether they be about sticky floors, obnoxious audiences, or movies projected badly out of focus. Nonetheless, most of us still trek out to the theaters on occasion. How often do you go?
My personal results are skewed by the fact that Mrs. Z and I have attended the Toronto Film Festival for the past three years. (We’re there as you read this.) If you count that, it puts a big spike in our theater attendance numbers. But if you exclude festivals, we don’t go too often anymore. I’d probably put us in the 10-20 times a year category, though I feel like last year may have been closer to 10. This year has been busier, for some reason.
How about you? Do you still bother with movie theaters?