Friday, March 17, 2006

Let's go to the movies!

I was listening to one of those wacky morning shows on the radio this morning and they mentioned that people are staying away from movie theaters in droves because of other people's cell phones. I don't buy it. That's relativly minor really since your phone might ring at home anyways, so big deal.

So, it led me to think, why do I stay away. Well, now we're getting somewhere. So here it is:

Why dreamrot Doesn't Go To Movie Theaters If He Can Help It As A General Rule

You can't drink at the movie theater. Let's face it, if I wanted to sit around for a couple hours with a bunch of strangers and not have a beer, I'd go to an AA meeting.

You can't smoke. At least you can smoke at an AA meeting. As a smoker, try sitting through King Kong and not wanting to light up about halfway through the movie. Then, your options are to miss half the movie or not pay attention. In the case of King Kong, I probably would have been better off going outside to smoke instead of watching that giant monkey porn.

There are other people there and other people are stupid. What are you going to do, you know? There's a reason I drink so much when I'm out around people. They're dumb. They wear too much cologne, they talk through the movie and they are just generally annoying.

The movies don't look interesting. And the ones that do aren't worth $10 to put up with the other annoyances for. There's something to be said for sitting in your own living room or with a friend and just being able to relax while you watch a movie. It can make some of the worst movies that much more bearable.

It's expensive. There isn't much I'd pay $10 to do. Especially if I'm going to have to pay more once I'm inside. Get some popcorn and a soda, see the loan officer about a 2nd mortgage to pay for it home I can BUY a new dvd a 2 liter of soda and a bag of popcorn and still come out ahead. And it's not that I'm a cheapskate either. I have no problem spending my money. I do it often. It comes down to paying $10 to see a movie one time, or $20 to buy a dvd that I can watch as much as I want. And really, aren't we all just looking for the better deal?

And that's the main thing. It's just not a good deal. And this is just my perspective on it, I'm not a people person. I'm not a guy who's comfortable when I go places all the time. I know myself that well. I don't like people, so I drink when I go out, and when I drink, I smoke.

The point is, use you cell phone at the movies, I don't care, I won't be there.