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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sean Kelly

Speaking Against Movie Goer Apathy

It really disappoints me when I come across someone, who is apathetic about seeing a film in a theatre.

It seems that commonality among most casual movie goers is that there would "wait for it to come on DVD" rather then spend 12-15 dollars to see it in the cinema.

It does make sense from a financial perspective, however films are made to be seen in a theatre. Home video has only been around for the last 25-30 years or so. However, films has been around for over 100 years and for the 75 years before the introduction of VCRs and DVDs the only way to see these films was on a projected screen in a theatre.

It's always magical for me for to enter a darkened theatre and see this whole new world right in front of me. This experience can NEVER be duplicated at home, no matter how complex home theatre systems get.

I would estimate that I go to the theatre at LEAST 40 times a year. Only a small percentage of those films (the ones I really like) would eventually enter my home video library. The rest are only seen in the theatre.

So, when you want to see a movie, would you prefer to save money and see the movie on your 50 inch (I'm being liberal) television? Or, would you prefer to spend a little and get the full experience on a 50 foot screen?

It's your choice.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).