I'm Not What You'd Call "in"
I do, indeed, consume my fair share of film, time permitting. My most common way of consuming film is in the comfort of my own home. We don't have a fancy setup with surround sound, though we do have a widescreen TV which I find makes my home viewing experience a little closer to what you'd see in the theater. There's no cable at my house, though we do get a few channels we're not supposed to (unintentional theft I suppose...and it was indeed a sad day when the National Geographic Channel disappeared). One of them is TBS, which likes to play the same @#$%@&*! movie three nights in a row.
When I find myself watching Legally Blonde for the upteenth time simply because it's on I know it's time to switch things up. I often like to watch DVDs from my own collection (which consists of a fair amount of TV shows, live concerts, and music videos on DVD) or I go out and rent something. I usually don't go for online viewing, except when I stayed on YouTube for over 4 hours watching rare interviews of my favorite band. The only time I really make it to the theater is when something new comes out that I'm willing to pay roughly $10 to see. Either that or my boyfriend begs me to see the next comic-to-film movie with him. I'm sure I'll be heading to the theater to see this one:
One consistent time I'm at the theater is during the International Film Festival that takes place in the Twin Cities every year.
It's sort of a tradition for my mom and I to peruse the catalog and pick out a few films to see together. I think the festival is a great way to see films from all over the world, and to step out of your comfort zone for a new experience. The movie theater itself is almost like taking that step for me, as I usually like to sprawl out in my PJs, grab a snack that's not horrendously overpriced, and sit back and enjoy the film free of background noise and with the option of pausing for whatever random reason.