Do you go to the movie theatre anymore? With Netflix available why go to the cinema anymore when you can snuggle up on your own comfy couch with a glass of wine and binge watch so much good stuff.
My daughter insisted we go to the movies last night for a girl’s night out. For us it isn’t a five-minute trip to a Gold Class. Our closest cinema is 25 minutes down the freeway. But, off we went.
We went to see Love, Simon. It was just wonderful. A great movie. I cried twice. My daughter three times (I must be heartless). We then went to dinner by the seaside and it was lovely eating spaghetti marinara breathing in the salt air. Made that comfy couch seem the lesser, lazier option.
So which is better?
Well I’ve decided both are good. After a hard week of work, that couch and I are soul mates. But, heading out for dinner and a movie, hasn’t really lost its sparkle.
What about you? Comfy couch, wine and the remote or movie theatre, popcorn then dinner? Or, just a nice blend of both.
That date with your daughter sounds wonderful I hope you get to do it more often :)
I am not a big TV or movie watcher but over the last year since I became a senior :) I have a Hoyts reward card and I can go to the movies Monday to Friday during the day for $8 plus they have a seniors movie a couple of times a month and they throw in a free coffee or tea bonus and we have seen some fabulous movies so for me it is the movies :)
That does sound good Helen. Love that they give you tea or coffee - that's a nice touch.Delete
I must get one of those rewards cards, Helen!Delete
I love both, Jen! The couch and a glass of wine are my default settings (so to speak), but there's something special about dinner and a movie. Also, there are some movies you just need to see on the big screen. :-)ReplyDelete
Also, I think I need to see Love, Simon -- it looks cute and fun and touching.Delete
That's true, Michelle. The small screen just doesn't do some movies justice.Delete
I still enjoy a visit to the movies, Jen. I usually go with a group of girlfriends (ahem, not quite as girlish as we used to be!) and we thoroughly enjoy ourselves. I equally love binge watching on streaming services at home. Aren't we lucky to have such choice!ReplyDelete
This is wonderful, Kandy.Delete
Takeout and Netflix at home. Too expensive for dinner and a movie, even at "off" hours. I'd rather be comfy on the couch in my PJ's and stop/start the movie as needed without having to deal with the hassles in a real theatre! The only time I want to see a movie at the cinema is if it's at an off time (without the meal) and if they are re-screening a favorite oldie, such as Grease or some of the other popular old movies.ReplyDelete
And it's so much cheaper to make popcorn and a drink at home!Delete
Ah too true, Laurie. I also love takeout and Netflix!!Delete
I don't get to the movies often but when I do I love it. There's something about seeing films on the big screen that changes the experience!ReplyDelete
Exactly, Annie. Some movie do deserve the big screen.Delete
I have an Event Cinema 7 minutes drive from my house. Half an hour’s walk. I also have the Senior Cinebuzz Card, which gives me discounted prices plus every 10th movie free. I can also get free morning tea at the Senior’s Morning Tea event once a month - the next one being The Guernsey, Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (already booked!). And because the cinema is in a Westfield, there are heaps of coffee shops and restaurants close by for a before or after coffee or meal. Plus Big W or Harry Hartog’s where I can pop in to see the new books. So as you can imagine, this makes the movies incredibly attractive and easy for me and friends and family to get together there for a social outing. I took my grandchildren to see Peter Rabbit last week. I have another friend who goes once a week with a little cinema group, even if she’s not sure she’ll enjoy the movie. But even though it’s easy, for me it’s also still magic. I don’t have Netflix, believe it or not the download issue is huge in our area (so annoying), so I guess the cinema is my Netflix. But I have also gone regularly ever since I was a child, the allure is wonderful. Having said all that, there’s something to be said for curling up on the lounge and watching a DVD or series as well. Both are winners for me.ReplyDelete
You do make it sound magical, Malvina. I'll have to get my daughter to Peter Rabbit. It looks great.Delete
P.S. My daughter, daughter in law and I also enjoy going to Chicks at the Flicks together. The excitement there is all the little stalls (makeup, clothes, gyms, etc) in the cinema foyer before, including prize draws and freebies. And you get a goodie bag and a free drink. Such a fun night, everyone’s friendly and there’s always a nice buzz. Once or twice we’ve even done this with Gold Class, which is expensive but such luxury - I do like to spoil my girls.ReplyDelete
Oh, that sounds like *so* much fun, Malvina! I'm going to have to look into that. :-)Delete
That sounds awesome, Malvina. I wish we had something like that down here!!Delete
I’m very much a curl up on the lounge person, usually with a book. I think I’d be a night time recluse if my daughters didn’t urge me to go out with them.ReplyDelete
Nothing like a good book, Veronica!Delete