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Amy, Now we're talking. I see this give and take as precisely what can make "Movies for Grown-ups" a great group. You've added a really worthwhile point to the discussion. I refer to your suggestion that you like to "go to the theater for ... movies that ... benefit from a large screen." I always enjoy a movie in a movie house with an appreciative audience but health issues usually mean I am more comfortable watching at home.
However, how right you are! "I Love You Man" is an intimate comedy that works well on a home TV set. The "Bourne" series, to which I referred, really deserve a full screen movie house presentation. And, despite comments I've read about some rude theatre audiences, I've usually found audiences well-behaved. The only time I get in trouble is when I go to a flick aimed at children. These audiences are usually more than my 66-year-old ears can bear. But, I love all my great nephews and nieces so I make the sacrifice. Sometimes, I can be really noble.
Of course, one secret I have that isn't really a secret: For the sake of senior economy, I usually go to bargain matinees. These may be as early as 11:00 am in the morning and I get to watch a movie with maybe five other people. My only amusement is that, with maybe 200 seats in the multiplex screening room I choose, all five of us end up sitting practically in a pack. A little space, please.
I couldn't agree more about matinees; in fact, I'm surprised they don't cost more. I'm not one for bobbing around a big head or enduring a loud muncher.
Some friends and I have a tradition of a Saturday morning walk. Our route takes us through the city--right past a large multiplex. Every once in a while, we grab a pre-noon movie for fun. It is the perfect time to go--we have the place to ourselves! Given that we're wearing our grubby walking clothes, that's probably a good thing.