Do you remember when was the last time you went out, go to a cinema and see a movie? I miss doing that. It is so long ago that I no longer can recall what was the last film I saw inside a movie house.
For me, going out to watch a movie is some sort of a social activity. It’s like having a mini-party that is to be attended either by a bunch of friends, family and even strangers. No thanks to the ongoing pandemic, I have yet to get inside a cinema and have this mini-social activity done this year!
Yeah, I too is a Netflix subscriber, but I miss the fun of falling on queue outside the theater, the buzz of selecting which time slot to watch at the box office or the angst of running in a hurry because the film is about to start. I also miss the delight of selecting what to binge and snack on – chips, burgers, hotdogs or a pail of buttery popcorn.
Going to the movies is a perfect social activity for it hits all-encompassing purposes of having an enjoyment, relaxation, stimulation and a sense of belongingness. But this social communal pursuit seems dying. Aside from the fear of catching the deadly bug, human beings now prefer watching at the comforts of their home. Yeah, I know that watching movies at home is more convenient, safer and cheaper but it misses the mark in terms of us being social beings.
I’m betting my skinny butt, count forty or fifty years when people evolved and become solitary species, those cinemas can be considered dead, extinct and a thing of the past. Young folks by that time would be so shocked to find out that movie theaters run and existed and they would innocuously utter “ridiculous people of the past are so weird?!”
Enough said. I want to be that weird dude of the future and I definitely miss going to the movies!