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Cutie asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

Movie Theater vs. Renting???

Give me 2 pros and cons for going to the movie theater or renting. Then tell me which you prefer.

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Pros----------------------------- Cons

    The Experience--------------- The Expense

    Popcorn------------------------- Waiting in Line


    Pros----------------------------- Cons

    Privacy-------------------------- Out of Stock videos

    Watching whenever---------- Waiting to come to video

    Less Expensive---------------- Due dates and late fees

    Though it may cost more, I prefer to watch some movies on the big screen for the first time. There are some movies that need to be seen on the big screen.

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  • Laura
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Movie theater: Pros: huge screen, best popcorn available

    Cons: PRICE, I usually get stuck next to people that talk the whole movie

    Home: Pros: Less expensive, no noise

    Cons: Not a huge screen, and something else

    I prefer watching a movie at home since the ticket prices at movie theaters got so bad. The last movie I went to in the theater was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and I paid $8 just to get in! That is ridiculous! I can remember when I could go to the movies for $10, including ticket, popcorn and a drink.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Theater Pro: Can record and make bootlegs

    Theater Pro: Be one of the 1st ones to see the movie

    Theater Con: Noisy People may affect you recording bootlegs

    Theater Con: You cant really get down and dirty with your mate in public unless you are just really wild and dont give a rats @ss

    Renting Pro: Sit on the sofa next to someone special

    Renting Pro: Dont have to worry about people talking and interrupting the movie

    Renting Con: By the time you rent the movie, everyone else has most likely seen it

    Renting Con: You have to return the movie or pay late fees

    Ok, did that help?

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  • 1 decade ago

    theater pros big screen, popcorn. better movie experiance

    cons miss parts if you leave for bathroom, some times you have too sit next to people who talk too much or some one with a baby

    renting pros less cost.get dvd extras,you can pause the movie and you can watch it alone or with friends

    i like going to the movies cuz its just more fun invite a few friends then watch an awsome movie on the big screen

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think outside the box. I wait until the previously viewed movies go on sale at Hollywood Video and buy them. They usually run sales like, buy two get two free or 3 for $25. Much cheaper then going to the theater plus I can rewatch it as much as I want or share with friends and family and no late fees to worry about!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Based on viewing experience alone, the theatre still beats home for me. I don't know if people have given this reason yet, but when you see a comedy it's encouraging to hear other people laughing, or those really tense moments when you could hear a pin drop. Of course the cons are ill-mannered people and concession stands that are minefields for healthy eaters, but I usually eat first and have been pretty fortunate in avoiding low-class noisy people.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    theater pros -big screen, louder

    theater cons - sometimes cant sit where u want, bathrooms

    renting pros - don't have to pay as much, better seats

    renting cons - not as fun, no big screen

    i like theaters better but i mostly rent movies

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Theatre - best for action movies, special effects events; waste on dramas and kid's movies (I don't mean Harry Potter kids, I'm talking Rugrats

    Renting - best for sobfests, chick flicks ...

    I prefer the theatre if it's empty

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  • 1 decade ago


    pros: you get to see the movie before it comes out, the screen is big lol, and it's comforatble sometimes

    cons: expensive tickets, people that laugh or scream all the time and you can't hear a thing, no captions (i prefer captions), you can't rewind


    pros: less expnensive, you can rewind, more options

    cons: ummm. i'm not sure.

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  • renting, especially from net flix is a good idea if you have small children and need to stay home. plus they offer different plans. you can rent up to so many a month for a flat fee. they send them to you plus you get a prepaid envelope to mail them back. you cant beat it.

    going to a theatre is nice if you and your significant other want to get out for a while and have some time to yourself.

    we do both :)

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