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Why More People Are Replacing Trips to the Movies With a Home Theater

Why More People Are Replacing Trips to the Movies With a Home Theater

There’s no denying the fact that sitting in a movie theater with a bag of popcorn and your favorite soda to watch the premier of a new movie with a crowd of people is a movie experience unlike any other.

There’s no denying the fact that sitting in a movie theater with a bag of popcorn and your favorite soda to watch the premier of a new movie with a crowd of people is a movie experience unlike any other. At the same time, there’s no better feeling of watching that same movie premiere in the comfort of your own home. Both aspects are wonderful ways to experience movies, but many are divided on which they prefer.

Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in more people subscribing to various streaming services to watch movies they wanted to see. However, now that restrictions have been lifted and movie theaters are fully open, the desire to go to the movies remains at an all-time low. Market Watch reveals a survey by Variety stating that 70% of people prefer to stream new movie premieres at home rather than go to a movie theater. In fact, people prefer watching movies at home so much that many are investing in building a home theater.

The real question is “why?”

What exactly is it about home theater installation that has people turning down trips to the movies?

Well, there are numerous perks of home theaters that outweigh going to the movies. However, it depends on the person. Below, you’ll find some of the biggest reasons why more people have opted out of going to the movies and opted in for enjoying movies from the comfort of home.


Today, a single movie ticket can cost you upwards of $15 or more per person, and that’s not even including popcorn, candy, and drinks! Once you add that, and depending on how many people are getting snacks, your snack total can easily get up to $50 or more. Now, just think about buying a box of popcorn with 10 to 12 bags microwaveable bags, enjoying your favorite soda with unlimited refills, and wasting no gas to get there. Whether it’s just you or a group of friends, watching movies at home in your custom home theater will save you tons!

Viewing Times

How many times have you wanted to go to the movies, and they didn’t have show times at a time convenient for you? Probably more often than you realize. With a home theater system, you can watch the movies of your choice at any time you want. It can be 2 am, and you can go to your theater and watch whatever movie you want.


One of the worst parts of the movie theater experience is the lack of cleanliness. Sure, the ushers may do a quick tidying of the theater between shows but somehow sticky floors and dirty seats and cupholders are always neglected. In your own home theater, you can enjoy your movie in a clean viewing space, and even if you make a mess with your popcorn and drinks, it’s yours, not a random movie goer’s!


The convenience of having your own home theater is a no-brainer. If you were to compare the things you can do at home versus at a public movie theater your home viewing experience is definitely enhanced.

  • You can pause your movie if you need to go to the restroom and not miss a single scene.
  • You can wrap up in a blanket if you get cold.
  • You can wake up and watch movies in your pajamas or robe.
  • No traffic.
  • Seating is a lot more comfortable.

The convenience of watching movies at home goes well beyond the points listed above, but having a theater installed in your home gives you an opportunity to enjoy your home in a completely new way; it also gives you a new reason to look forward to coming home.

Get Your Home Theater Customized by AV Experience

Going to the movies is still a fun activity to do with friends and family. The overall experience of popcorn and drinks makes for an experience that many people love. However, you can’t deny the fact that home theater installation has revolutionized how we enjoy spending time at home, especially since it provides the same experiences as movie theaters do but with added benefits.

From not having to get in traffic and bathroom breaks to pajamas and comfortable seating, it’s no wonder more and more people are skipping trips to the movie theater and replacing it with a brand-new home theater system.

At AV Experience, we will customize your home theater design by first assessing the desired room and space through our in-home consultation. From there, we’ll provide our recommendations and start the process of designing your home theater. When you are ready to experience added comfort, convenience, and the beautiful aesthetic of a new home theater system, don’t hesitate to contact us!


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