Midweek Mumble – 20 Things I love about going to the Cinema
After weeks of bashing the cinema and the patrons it entertains for their poor etiquette I felt it time to bring some love back in the room, here are the 20 things I love about going to the Cinema
I must admit I have come across as a bit of a grumpy pants over the past few weeks. I have been ranting and ranting some more about the state of the public and cinemas. All the things I hate about going out to the multiplex and then some. But I am a film fan at heart. OK I am blessed with a good Home Cinema set up, but there still nothing as pure as seeing a film in the setting it was made for. So to start bringing the love back in the room, here are my 20 things that I love about going to the Cinema.
20 – The Big Screen
19 – The Rumble of the sub woofer through your stomach (Jurassic Park I am looking at you)
18 – Sharing the film experience with a group of friends.
17 – Being in a huge audience all laughing (at the correct moments).
16 – Horror films are more scary and thrilling in a cinema
15 – IMAX
14 – Drinking a soft drink that would keep a small family hydrated.
13 – Followed by playing BLADDER Chicken…. I can make it I can make it!!
12 – Seeing new trailers – OK we all see them now on the internet, but they are so much more exciting on the BIG screen. Seeing The Dark Knight Rises trailer at IMAX was awesome!!!
11 – Being anal about finding the correct seat for my taste.
10 – Watching every patron arrive and willing them with my brain waves NOT to sit near me!
9 – Eating a HOT DOG (before the film of course) that is the size of a samurai sword
8 – Ushers Torches – I would love one of those, they are like mini light sabers
7 – Early Morning Screenings
6 – My daughters face when they watch a film.
5 – The vertigo inducing feeling of being at the top of Stadium Seating (not that I go that high any more)
4 – The nostalgic smells of popcorn and dust that bring me back to a child watching The Jungle Book at Duke of York’s when I was 4.
3 – Listening to other people talking about the film in the traffic jam queue trying to leaving the screen – “Oh it was amazing!!” I kid you not that is a quote from the screening of Cowboys and Aliens I went to…..:-/
2 – The ‘SPECIAL’ feeling you get when you arrive for a free screening. “Er yeah i have this bit of paper, I am a big deal”
1 – Finding a wife that loves film as much as me and puts up with my OCD ways in correct etiquette at the cinema, and still enjoys the film with me.
There we are. Remember these are in no particular order.
About The Author – Scott Lawlor
Chief Editor of FRC. A self confessed geek with an unhealthy thirst for all things Home Cinema. Whether it is the latest Action film or Subwoofer. Check out his home set up HERE
What are your favourite elements of going to the cinema? Comment below…