The Academy (whose awards ceremory tonight looks great in uncompromised HD here at home, by the way) are lecturing us that we shouldn’t be content with seeing movies at home on DVD; that we should get back into the theater and see them as the larger-than-life things they are. I like a good big-screen experience as much as the next guy, but most of the chain theaters today suck. Usually Melissa and I go to a theater to see a movie only when the following conditions are met:

  • It’s not the first weekend of release
  • It’s a weekday afternoon that’s not a holiday
  • We don’t plan to buy concessions
  • We don’t know of past projection-type issues (bad aspect ratio, not starting on time, etc.)
  • We arrive during the 15 minutes of previews

Sounds like a great place to see a movie, huh?