I went to the movies this past weekend (I hadn't been there in a year or so), and realized why I just never want to go back ever again.
First off, I went with 2 other people, so just to get in the door to see Resident Evil 3 (which was alright), cost us 9.00 per person. Thats 27$. Then we wanted some snacks and drinks, for one Large popcorn/Large soda/Large bottle of water, it was 18.00 fucking dollars. I mean, between the 3 of us were already up to like 50$ just to watch this fucking movie and eat some popcorn.
Add this to the fact, that I have to leave my house, drive there, find parking in a packed mall, walk through the mall packed with annoying teenagers acting like morons, and then deal with other stuff inside the movie theatre (like some people who cut the line at the concession stand, or people talking on their cell phones during the movie). Like what the fuck. The movie industry really doesn't understand why people are not going to movies as much anymore?
Alternatively, I could have bought some water, soda, and popcorn at the market for $6, and rented a high definition movie through time warner for 4.99, and watched it on my big screen HDTV, sitting on my comfy couch with my friends, and not dealing with any annoyances.
It basically comes down to: Massively inconvenient and ridiculously overpriced vs. Massively convenient and ridiculously cheap. For what is basically the same service. The only difference is that you can't get the newest releases at home. But you know what, I can deal with that just fine I don't watch movies that often anyways, so I have no problem waiting for movies I want to see to come out on DVD/HD formats.
Fuck movie theatres and movie companies for not understanding this.