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Where is it better to watch movies at home or in a theater? Let’s look at the pros and cons.

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Many people prefer to take a break from everyday life on their days off. On those days, you can visit a theater or restaurant, go for a walk or meet friends, or you can watch a movie in a cinema. Of course, there are those who prefer to watch movies at home. Someone could argue that choosing to watch a movie at home is a weird decision. But in the age of technology, VOD services, and big-screen TVs, this is not such a bad option. Let’s speculate what is better to go to the theater or watch the movie at home.

Going to a cinema gives you emotions

And so what arguments might be in favor of cinemas? It seems that the most important thing is the atmosphere, just the atmosphere of the holiday and the anticipation of what mesmerizing. Also, a big plus of cinemas is a big screen, which is many times bigger than any TV. More cinemas beautiful sound with the effect of Dolby Surround, which further immerses you in the movie. 

Few people think about it, but it is these arguments that keep us coming back to the theater again and again. Yes, there are lines and scheduled movies in movie theaters. Yes, you can’t pause or answer the phone. But we go there to get those emotions that you can’t get at home television. And of course, there are people who don’t like all the hassle, the crowds, etc., and they prefer to watch movies at home.

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Watching at home gives you more freedom


Watching movies at home has its advantages. When you watch a movie at home you can afford much more than in a cinema. You can safely eat all the food you want, you can discuss what is happening in the movie without thinking that can bother someone else. If you need to go somewhere, you can put it on pause and do not miss anything. And the main thing is that you choose when to watch the movie, whether it’s early morning or late evening. 

You come home in the evening after a hard day’s work, sit down in a comfortable chair, take your favorite food and start watching. If your home has a good TV with a high-quality picture and sound it’s a pleasure to spend the evening this way. 

We have already talked about the atmosphere of cinemas, but at home, we also have our own atmosphere. At home, you can watch movies lying on your favorite sofa with your friends or loved ones, or even with your pets. You can create your own unique atmosphere by lighting candles or garlands and just enjoy the peace and quiet. Or the opposite – dress up with friends in costumes from the movie, turn it on and act out your favorite scenes.

Another important advantage of using VOD services to watch movies is that you can always choose something else. If you don’t like the movie – you just switch to something you like better and don’t get upset that you wasted your time and money on an uninteresting movie.

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Tawney Markham

May 15, 2020

Got this back when I was pregnant, but I’ll be keeping it forever, it’s just so handy. I don’t go to the movie theater that often (even back before quarantine when you actually could…) but I make sure the app and the movie list are all current and updated, cause it’s so handy! It’s great for running late cause you can read their

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summary, obviously awesome for bathroom or snack breaks mid movie, and I also love that it tells you if there’s anything after the credits which is very handy.

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Ruth Harding is a passionate writer and movie fan. Currently, she works as a research and essay writer in the field of sociology, history of the moviemaking industry, and finance. 

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