Midweek Mouth-off: Keeping count

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Today it’s a simple question: We want to know how often you go to the movies? At least once a week? A couple of times a month, or is it only a handful of visits a year?

Alternatively, are you someone who does most of their viewing at home on a snazzy home theatre set-up? How often do typically watch movies from the comfort of your couch?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: July 25, 2012

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

  • Home viewer, for the most part. I would go more but I prefer watching films non-3D any my local cinema never has a non-3D option for the big releases, so even if I get 50% off my ticket its still a good R100 extra to get to a decent cinema.

    3D ruins everything.

  • DarthofZA

    I would say about once a week when there are movies that warrant it. And sometimes more. Often though, if I see a movie, and thoroughly enjoy it, I might end up watching it a few more times in the next week. Saw 300 5 times in 2 weeks. Watchmen 3 times. Taken twice. Avengers 3 times. Thor twice. Toy Story 3 twice. So in those months, I went many times 😛

  • DarkWave

    Hardly ever, I seem to Box Office everything on my PVR simpler and cheaper. 3 tickets for the family to See Madagasdcar 3 cost me over R250 bucks.

  • Couple of times a year.

  • Cinema, maybe once a month, if a movie looks awesome.
    Otherwise its me and my trusty ps3 and a blurayyyyyy

  • theLastBorn

    I only go to the cinema if I cannot wait to see the film. Films like Avengers (watched twice), The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man (yes there’s a trend… haha, just happens to be the films I cannot wait for) etc I just couldn’t wait for dvd and make a day/evening of it. Example, for TDKR we went for breakfast and then watched the 12 o clock prescreening show. Sadly, I’m not going to spend cash weekly or monthly at the cinema unless its something I cannot wait for, as the quality of service, cost of ticket (and snacks), and the quality of the actual film is times shocking at the best of times. There’s always a problem, whether the sound skips during a tense moment of the film, or it’s just not in focus, or the staff being rude, etc… The only reason I’ve gone to watch a film in 3D is so that I know the quality of it will be good (had no problems in quality when watching 3D). Films like Avatar did make good use of the 3D though, but beyond that I can’t remember a film that aced 3D…

    that was the long answer (sorry about that…) the short answer is perhaps just more than a handful of times a year (depending on the releases of that year) at the cinema

    I enjoy watching films on dvd at home, perhaps a few times a month.

  • Never. I used to go at least once a week, but it’s too expensive. These days I stay at home and watch on weekends. There it varies from two or more – this past weekend it was six.

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