With large screen TVs and home cinema systems are cinemas on the way to becoming extinct?
Lines for food are ridiculous in many of the suburban multiplexes and many times you have to queue behind large groups getting snacks and drinks just to get a ticket.
Subdivisions mean screening rooms are getting smaller and smaller.
This is the Savoy for example.
Screens often have creases or rips and the projection is set super dark in many cinemas to prolong the life of the lamp in the projector.
Soundsystems in a few cinemas have blown speakers that just emit a buzz or a hiss.
The rooms can be filthy with sticky floors and ripped or damaged seats.
General audiences have become very rude over the last ten years.
Seats are kicked there are feet on the backs of seats.
More and more people mess with their phones updating their Facebook or whatever and the light from these things is super distracting.
People talk like they are sitting in their living room and bring in all kinds of noisy
snacks and drinks that they did not buy in the cinema.
I have seen nearly 40 minutes of ads and trailers in one cinema no joking.
Screen Masking seems to be a thing of the past and there are ugly black bars on the top and bottom or either side of the screen.
Many screening rooms are so small now the emergency exit illuminated signs leave a green light blob over half the screen.
I have only visited a cinema once this year and as you can see from my username films are my passion but I think the best place for them now is in the home.
How many other people have decided that the cinema experience these days sucks and watching at home is now the better option?