Weekly survey: Are you back going to the movies?

I have no idea how long it’s been since I’ve seen a movie in a proper theatre. Certainly before COVID, which would push things back to before March 2020. Before that? Maybe some big blockbuster around Christmas 2019?

But if I’m honest, The Wife and I–and both of us love movies–made a conscious decision to cut down on our movie dates long ago. The theatres were too noisy. The floors were too sticky. And while we couldn’t quibble too much with the price of a ticket (okay, we kvetched a little), the idea of $12 for a buck of popcorn was too much.

With a decent home theatre set-up and access to movies-on-demand as well as streaming through a variety of platforms, we really haven’t missed the movie-going experience. I will say, however, that when the trailer for the new Bond film started running, we looked at each other and said “Yeah, maybe. But just this once.” And maybe the new Dune, too.

What about you? Have you been to a movie in a proper theatre recently?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Weekly survey: Are you back going to the movies?

  • September 27, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Yeah, a couple of weeks ago against my better judgement, the rest of the family wanted to go see that new Marvel movie; Shang-Li. Including the four of us, maybe a dozen people in the theatre. No one within 5 rows of us. So it wasn’t too bad. Turns out I missed theatre popcorn more than I missed watching a movie in a theatre though. I’m quite content watching at home, on my couch, in my pjs.

  • September 27, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Didn’t go much before lockdown so unlikely I will go now……


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