How many times do you go to the cinema per year?

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  1. Stuart Wright

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    Roughly how many times would you estimate that you go to the cinema each year?
     
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    Before kids, 40-50 times a year. Since kids...5 or so :(

    Once my boys are older, it'll be back to the good old days of every week.
     
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    Depends on whether I'm working or not really. When I'm working I hardly ever go to the flicks. When I'm unemployed I'll go perhaps once a fortnight.
     
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    More than ever these days. Last year I went about 20 times, including 4 repeat viewings. I expect that to double this year now I have an unlimited card. Making my 12th trip of 2016 today.
     
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    Only for the very occasionally film. Star wars tfa being the last and will only watch in large screen (imax) theatres with excellent PQ and SQ.

    Happy in my own HC where I can watch a film at any time with fabulous sound and HD picture.
     
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    About 80 times a year for me.
     
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    Several years ago when I used to have a Cineworld monthly pass (back then at £9.99 a month), one year I counted 68 ticket stubs. However, I reckon out of those films, maybe a dozen were worth seeing. These days I'm more selective on what films I see; I tend to be attracted more by 70mm or 35mm presentations of older films.
     
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    To those of you who go more than 30 times a year to cinema - jeasus!... at about €15 a go that's a lot of money to see not much - can't be that many decent films a year in cinema. You must be all using those "as-many-times-as-you-want" deals then I presume monthly?
     
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    I used to have a Cineworld pass when I was working in London but there isn't one near me anymore so now that I'm semi-retired (at least until the money runs out) I take advantage of cheap day Tuesday offers and the like. I'm at 35 films for the year so far so on course to hit my 80 per year average again. Obviously there are disappointments among them but I always prefer to make up my own mind rather than relying on critic's views to decide what to watch.
     
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    I used to go and see everything - and I mean every single film showing at my local - when I was in Uni. I was only in Uni for 2-4 hours a week and had a ridiculous amount of free time. We would often see 2 films in a day.

    Reviews became completely irrelevant.
     
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    Same here - unlimited card has made me visit the cinema much much more regularly. These days, a decent cineworld cinema beats most home setups, regardless of what people on here say (sorry your tiny satellites will never compete with the big JBL/QSC setups in a good commercial venue).
     
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    Used to an avid cinema goer but not anymore. We only now go around 4 times a year. Just been this week to see out first film of year, Captain America: Civil War.

    My own reason for this is down to a social media audience these days. By this I mean the amount of people messing on their phones. Or groups of kids just talking and messing about.

    Some people don't mind this, but it does my stress levels no good whatsoever.

    So I watch most films at home these days on Blu-Ray or streaming.
     
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    I mainly watch on Blu but if I suspect that I may not like the film enough to buy then I'll go to the cinema on the cheap night. The cheap night has gone up from £3.00 a ticket to £4.00 in just 2 years so that's £8.00 for the two of us. If I wait long enough most blus will drop below that price.

    Like many I'm put off by the likes of talkers, chair kickers and phone users. Recent ill health hasn't helped either so I think I've only visited about 3 times in the last year.

    Bri
     
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    Last year, 90 times and 2014 was 88. 2013 was 71 times.
     
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    You know the exact number of times?

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    IMDb is your friend
     
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    I liked to go more,and will try to,but usually wait for the blu ray :)
     
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    Does that mean you hang around the house breaking things and making a mess until the post arrives?
     
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    Dam auto correction :blush:
     
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    I can't believe that 68% of the people who have voted so far go less than once a month :eek:
     
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    2-3 times a year for me. 5-6 times a year for some awful, noisy film for the kids. Sigh.

    When Bladerunner 2 hits might just be there all week
     
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    Recently signed up to Odeon' new Limitless scheme (essentially their version of Cineworld Unlimited) and have been going weekly since then.

    One of my local Odeon multiplexes has an IMAX plus a couple of ISENSE (Dolby Atmos 48.1 sound system with 4K projection) auditoriums, so that gives me an additional excuse to double dip on films I particularly like :cool:

    Plus it has a Gallery section (Odeon' attempt at Showcase de Lux) for all of those screens, so I can enjoy my movies in some comfort with no under-18s to disturb the ambiance!

    Rather than the cramped seating at the other local multiplexes which tends to give me backache following movies lasting much over 2 hours and which are inevitably full of seat-back kickers and armrest thieves :mad:
     
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    I used to go 5 to 6 times a month. But since I build my own dedicated cinema, hardly ever go. Last film I saw was Star wars TFA and before that transformers 3.

    In all honest me and my family enjoy the movie nights at home. We have all the good bits like popcorn, gr8 sound, picture, space etc. with no side effects like waiting people talking, or worse txting etc.

    It's not just me my boys feel the same.
     
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    Really? Going to the cinema can be a total pain because of the disgraceful behaviour of many of the audience. In a recent thread someone had a go at me for wanting him to stop using his phone during films. It would spoil his enjoyment. That made me a lesser person in his estimation. Folks like him ruin the cinema experience.

    Bri
     
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    I have had an unlimited card since August 2000. I would say around 30 - 40 times a year. I have probably seen around 600 films with my unlimited card.
     
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    I average between 15-20 visits a year, depending on what's out there. Someone else mentioned stress levels, and I have to concur. I caught 'Civil War' this week, and had to move seats three(!!!!!!!!!) times throughout the film due the screening being populated with so many people who can't shut their mouth for a couple of hours, or are sad enough to be surgically attached to social media throughout. :mad::mad::mad: I haven't posted a mini review yet, as I'm not sure whether my enjoyment levels were hampered by these morons. I left the cinema absolutely raging. It seemed like half the audience was interested in anything but the film.
    Whatever happened to immersing yourself in a film, and enjoying the escapism it has to offer?!...
     
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    I know how you feel. This is one of the reasons I prefer to wait and watch a move in my home cinema.
    Nothing worse the someone's phone shining from th the side while u try to enjoy the movie.
     
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    when I had to...100+
    Now 25+
     

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