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Just the opposite for me. With the very rare exception, theaters are well kept, clean, and people are respectful. Nobody can tell me that seeing a "big" movie in no-matter-what-size-TV is the same as seeing it on a large theater screen. And yes, I have a large TV screen, and a cinematic movie audio system. It ain't the same.

Worse, for me, it's hard to sit still through a movie at home. The refrigerator beckons, the phone rings, the plot gets boring for a couple minutes, one of the animals cries, I'm totally distracted. In the theater? Doesn't happen.

We go to matinees, mostly, so there are fewer people, and therefore I'd guess fewer problems, but we buy popcorn and soda at almost every movie. We're in their rewards programs, so we get freebies once in a while, but a movie without popcorn? Blasphemy. I do secrete a few jawbreakers in my pocket rather than buy candy, but that's pretty much the extent of my lawbreaking. Oh, wait. We also bring in a hiking water bottle rather than buy a disposable, so I guess we're up to felony status.

But the folks at the theater don't mind. The mindless teenage movies mostly end up at the mall, and the adult films at a 6-screen theater left over from an earlier era, so they've come to know us well there. We probably go at least once, often twice a week.

Lately: Les Mis*, Skyfall, Life of Pi*, Jack Reacher*, Argo*, Flight*, Hitchcock*, Lincoln*, The Sessions*, Perks of Being A Wallflower, probably a couple others that don't come to mind.

* Recommended, often for vastly different reasons
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