I don't talk about the cinema very often.
This is because I'm not a fan of it. Films, yes. The cinema experience, no.
I probably last spoke about the cinema five years ago on this blog, and it was because me and my sister went to see The Vow . . . and not only was it a load of crap, it cut out ten minutes before the end and we had to walk down something like eighteen flights of stairs on account of there being a power cut. So yeah . . . that wasn't the best of experiences. And I still have no idea how the friggin' thing ends. Although I don't care too much about that.
I've been to the cinema twice with my boyfriend of nearly three and a half years . . . and the last time was 2014 I think! ("The Other Woman", I believe. Which was a great film.)
I don't really have that much of a desire to go again. Here's why I'm not a fan . . .
I'm one of those weirdos who wants to be in my seat and relaxed (as much as I can be under the circumstances) prior to even the adverts starting. I don't get these people who are still wandering in during the trailers. I like to have my pick of the seats (don't even get me started on allocated seating!) - and I want to have my snacks/drinks all sorted already. I basically need to be on of the first people in that screen in order to feel calm! And people walking in late does make me feel stressed and angry.... and there is always at least one!
I don't think I need to elaborate too much on this one.... why is it so bloody expensive to have a cinema trip? I feel like every time I go, the price has shot up even more! Which leads me nice onto the...
Once again ridiculously expensive. I do occasionally take something in with me from off the street, but to me it realty doesn't feel like a proper cinematic experience if I don't have those red stick things with the white insides that you get in the pic 'n' mix bit . . . what are they actually even called? Do you have any idea what I'm talking about? I hope so.... Oh, and on account of me getting into the screen so early, I've usually ate all my food before the trailers even start anyway!
I doubt I would ever go to the loo during a film at the cinema because I would be way too paranoid that I would forget where I'm sitting on the way back and end up sitting next to a random stranger or wandering around in panicked circles . . . but here's the thing. They don't pause the film when you go to the loo at the cinema. You're not in charge of the remote control. How bloody dare they???
You do wonder why some people even bother going to the cinema (I really don't get it as a date venue, that's for sure) because they then spend the whole time chatting through it, or on their phones, or throwing things at people. What a waste of that aforementioned expense. You can do all that other stuff for free (I wouldn't condone throwing things though. Unless someone really deserves it obviously...).
Being out of touch
I'm one of those folk who checks their phone a lot. I'm also someone who is a rule-abiding citizen and generally will put my phone completely off in the cinema, not just on mute. And I would never dream of looking at it after the film started. You'd think this would put me in a relaxed state and I could switch off and just enjoy the film. Nope . . . of course all I want to do is live-tweet the bloody film!!!
So even if a film comes out that I really want to see . . . I'll probably just wait a couple of months until it comes out on DVD. It's the safer option really!
Do you like the cinema?