Compare and Contrast: The Theater vs. Home

You've decided that you want to watch a movie with some of your friends; however, no one can decide on whether or not you're going to the theater or the video store. You spend the whole night arguing about which one to go to and then suddenly you realize you've frittered away most of the night and now there's not enough time to do either. It sounds to me like you may need a little help deciding on which one you will choose next time. This is where I come in.

Going to the movie theater can be a good experience. It gets you out of the house, away from your annoying younger siblings, but is it a better experience than going out and renting a movie? Sure, the movie theater has that big screen along with the really good surround sound, but how comfortable are you there? How comfortable are you in the chairs with those annoying plastic arm rests that you and the person you're sitting next to subconsciously fight over until you find yourself sitting with your arms rested on your lap. How comfortable is that? What if you have to go to the bathroom? First, you have to maneuver yourself around all those people, most of them you don't even know, and when you finally return you have to figure out what you missed. Hopefully you didn't miss an important piece of the plot! There's no pausing and no rewinding in a movie theater. You have two choices: get up and make the uncomfortable and inconvenient journey to the public bathroom and back, or sit there while your teeth float and attempt to keep focused on the movie instead of how well you can control your bladder. On the other hand, if you were to go out and rent a movie you wouldn't have to worry about all this. For most people home is the epitome of comfort. You can sit in your favorite chair and enjoy a movie with the people you carefully select. Sure, you'll still be stuck with the annoying younger sibling, but you won't have to

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