Why is watching a movie in the cinema better than watching it at home? Most people would point at the obvious. At home, you deal with a lot more distractions but when you are in the cinema you can focus and fully appreciate the movie. The social pressures of not making a lot of noise in the cinema also help! But most importantly, cinema is the format the filmmaker intended their work to be viewed on. With state of the art sound and projection equipment producing an experience that can never be replicated at home. But that’s not all and to fully understand the value of cinema, keep reading.
First of all screen sizes; and yes they do matter, nothing beats a cinema screen not just in size but also in quality. There is nothing like it! There is also something very powerful about sharing an experience with a group of people, knowing that you all are feeling similar emotions. For example when something funny happens and the whole audience bursts into laughter or when a jump scare catches you off guard and you’re not the only one screaming. It feels good to share experiences with others.
While things have changed a lot lately with movies being released on streaming services simultaneously with theatrical releases due to the pandemic. There is a chance this is only a temporary solution while cinemas are closed. After the pandemic is over we expect distributors will focus on theatrical releases first, allowing you to fully experience the latest releases on the big screen, where they are meant to be watched.