Movie Theater Review: Sometimes the Nachos Break the Deal

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A movie theatre is a transporting place, not just a box in the middle of the living room, but a big window to another world. That world can take an infinite number of forms, from the dimly real to the outright fantastical. We walk into the cinema and sit down and let that large screen take us away. A movie theatre is a place of comfort. A home away from home where we do not need to worry. There’s no need to fiddle about with home amenities. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show. A movie theatre is a crucible of distraction and annoyance. Just as we share our experiences with each other, we also share our worse quality. The mess, the talking, the cell phones. These are on the one hand bad things, but they remind us of each other. Just as the subtle scratches on a piece of projected celluloid can be a comfort, so can the flaws of the people around us. I’d sooner be in a full movie theatre with a couple of annoying patrons but the audience being mostly as one, than sit alone in a dark auditorium with nobody to share my experience. With that being said, the movie theater that you patron can play a huge role in how great or not so great your experience is. I have been too many theaters in my life and have become very particular in the types of theaters I enjoy. I am amazed at the difference between small town cinemas versus a larger city theater and almost always prefer the larger theater for many reasons. The closest movie theater to my home in Centerview is about twelve miles away, located in Warrensburg, Missouri. Located on the edge of an already small town, the bleak and seemingly lifeless theater sits in what appears to be a field next to a dying shopping center. Walking up to the doors of Carmike 10, I typically find that no ... ... middle of paper ... ...ing for the third time, but if you’re snuggled into a soft seat with fresh nachos in your lap and a sound system that feels like its channeled directly into your temporal lobe, somehow you’ll come out feeling like you had a good time. This is the reason that I prefer Dickinson Eastglen 16 over Carmike 10 any day of the week! Works Cited Corcoran, Patrick. "Data." NATO. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. "End to End Consumer Insights." Nielsen - What People Watch - What People Buy. The Nielsen Company, n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. "History of Movie Theater Concession Stand." MEG Concession Supply - Concession Equipment and Supplies, Popcorn, Snow Cone and Cotton Candy Machines. MEG Concession Supply, n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. Pellettieri, Jill. "A short history of movie theater concession stands. Plus: A candy quiz!" Slate. Magazine. N.p., 26 June 2007. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

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