Just editing this in later
I went to watch endgame and there was like 10 people in the room on release day, all because it was a captioned version.
And if you're wondering, the movie still has sound.
Also I worded it a bit wrong and I meant that a movie theater could have a CC option, they're not completely separate.
I just woke up and holy shit my phone exploded. Most awards I've ever had, I can be one of the cool kids now.
Because of COVID, I had to pick up two jobs. I work a regular 9-5, and because I like movies, I decided to apply to my local theater. I got the job, and I started a little while back. Two days ago, a large group of people walked in to watch WW83, and I had to check for their reservation since you have to reserve seats at least an hour prior to arrival. After I printed out their tickets, a woman walked up with her son who seemed to be ticking. He was fidgeting with his fingers and groaning, just doing his thing, and was wearing a pair of headphones to I assume cancel the sound. The mom asked if we could open a private theater room for just her and her son since he gets over stimulated with loud sounds. I said no, but we do have accommodations for our guests with sensory issues regarding sound and such. We have a smaller theater in the building that has a room sort of smaller than the rest of the theater rooms that have softer seats and softer sound systems. I told her about the special room and she got mad because she wanted to sit in the same theater with her family, but with the audio turned down a significant amount. I said we couldn’t do that since I just do admission and refreshments, and even if I could do that, I’d have to maintenance the very old speaker system to adjust back to its original volume. Sue asked for my manager, who explained the same thing again, and offered to move her family to the special theater. The woman told me I was ableist and a nightmare to speak with, and dragged her kid to the main theater room.
For anyone wondering, no I don’t work for an AMC or anything like that. It’s a family owned theater in my town that’s been here since the 80’s. It’s connected to a shitty mall that went out a few decades Ago, so we have a lot of renovated space.
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And I mean at all times, not just during the Pandemic.
In a movie theater, you are more likely to sit next to someone very annoying who constantly forces every piece of popcorn down their throat. Not to mention, the previews have become excessive and constant. At home, I can either rewind passed all the trailer or, even better, begin watching a movie without these beforehand.
The size of TVs today make up for the large projected screen at a theater. TVs are not some small cube with monophonic sound. They are made to be very large with high definition display and surround sound to emulate this theater experience.
And the prices of tickets and the rush of having to make it there on time. The theater experience is honestly old and probably should have died down ages ago. I have no problem with movie studios charging a large price for VOD movies so that they could make their money back. To compromise once the Pandemic is officially over, what if theaters set up their own apps and VODs to put movies on there at the same time as theaters. Therefore, people who don't want this "theater experience" to end can still enjoy the films on the big screen.
Also, I would rather not miss any of the movie while I go to the bathroom.
"I love watching movies here, it's our own personal movie theater"
I'm sure some of ya'll know the feeling, but man, it hit me hard. I've always had a thing for games and movies and the highest quality I can get out of my media. To hear someone I love truly enjoy it and appreciate it the way I do just meant the world to me. Thanks to this sub for help and constant inspiration! Hoping to get a house soon and really take the setup to the next level.
We've been together for just over a year, and up until now things have gone without a hitch. I asked her to move in with me last week and she was thrilled (as am I, I love her and living alone is getting old). Over the past few days, she's been moving her stuff in and I've given her a pretty free hand in re-decorating. I'm not particular about that much around my house, and I want her to feel at home.
Really the only thing I am particular about (other than my own office) is the living room entertainment center. I'm an AV hobbyist and put toghether a home theater system over the last couple of years. It's nothing crazy - 65 inch OLED TV with a 2.1 sound setup (two speakers, 1 subwoofer) - but everything is of excellent quality and perfectly maintained without a cable in sight. I'm proud of it and love watching movies, gaming and having others over to enjoy it.
We were relaxing on the couch after moving some more stuff, and she said that she hates how the sound system looks and wants to get rid of it.
This was very confusing to me, as she's been over to my house to watch movies many times and never mentioned a thing about them. She said that now that this is her home too, she doesn't "want to look at those hideous things".
The two speakers are Klipsch RP-600Ms (look them up for a reference). Fair enough, the bronze isn't to everyone's taste. I put the grills on. Nope, still hates them. I try to show her other speakers that I may be able to replace them with. Nope, she doesn't want to see any audio gear at all, including the sub as well. And iritatingly, my living room only works with the entertainment center against an exterior wall, so hiding the speakers is out of the question (which is expensive as hell anyway).
After a somewhat impassioned discussion, she finally "compromises": I can have a soundbar.
Uh, no. Absolutely not going to gut the system I built just to put in something shittier in every way.
I put my foot down on this issue. She's free to change just about anything else the way she likes, but I love my home theater and I'm not changing it. She's back in her old place right now, ignoring my calls.