Years ago, when cinema first became popular, for a lot of people it was the only way for them to see movies, because most of them didnt have their own televisions. The thing is though, cinema has always had a much better quality viewing experience than home televisions, so it has remained the ultimate way to experience a movie.
The Creation of Video Tapes
For both TV and cinema, the problem for a long time was that you needed to watch a film at a certain time. When home video cassettes like Betamax and VHS first came about, suddenly there was a way to watch films at whatever time you wanted. However, there was still the problem of quality, as cinema was still a far superior experience than watching a video at home.
The Rise of DVDs
Part of the quality issue was dramatically improved with the invention of the DVD. DVD meant that anyone could watch very high quality digital video at home. As long as you didnt scratch the discs, DVDs remained at the same quality, as opposed to gradually wearing out like VHS cassettes would. Throughout the 90s and 00s, the DVD was the king of the entertainment world. The only problem was, unless you had an extremely large TV screen and a very expensive sound system, you still wouldnt get the same experience as the cinema.
The Home Cinema Experience
Nowadays, the true home cinema experience is becoming much more of a reality for many people, as they buy large widescreen TVs and high quality speakers. For example, with a plasma TV screen of 50 inches or more, and being sat closer to the screen than you would be in a cinema, youre going to get a very cinematic feel. And you wont miss having someone sat behind you who wont stop talking through every scene.
Why You Should Still Go to the Cinema
However, even with home cinema quality jumping forwards in leaps and bounds, dont you think theres still something missing? Going out of the cinema is just something special. It gives you a reason to spend time with your friends and experience something together. And if were really honest with ourselves, we know that no home cinema equipment is going to fully replicate the full-on movie experience you get when you go to the cinema
Reasons to Stay Home To Watch Your Movies
The problem with going out to the cinema is that it does cost more each time than just renting a DVD or watching a film on a TV channel. But also, when youre at home, you can fit your movie watching around the other things you want to do. You can also eat your own food. Just relax and watch your favourite movie while eating your dinner.