For years I have been a huge proponent of a movie theater that is small enough to fit in a home, yet spacious enough to allow patrons to feel as if they are right there in the same space. I also believe that it is our ability to live and work in “the same space” that makes us feel connected to the world around us.
The problem with this is that in many homes, home theaters are too small and too cramped. It’s a common misconception that you need a large, open room for a home theater. In reality, a theater can be as small as the room in your home. If you have a small home, then you don’t need to have the biggest theater in the world. You just need a room big enough to fit all of the furniture you might want to watch movies in.
This was the conclusion of a great article by Matt Cutts over at Gizmodo, so I encourage you to check it out. Here is the quote: “The world needs more theater screens in the average home, and a small theater is the perfect solution.
A few years ago I went to the mall to have my daughter watch a comedy movie. It was a comedy movie. She loved it, but she had a bad habit of saying, “I know I should have a camera, but how can I do it in the dark?” So I started to do the camera-shooting thing.
The problem is that the “camera-shooting” method is not a good way to bring in the crowds. The movie theater is a place for quiet, serious, or otherwise dedicated audience. You won’t find your mom and friends there. You won’t find your dad and brother either. In fact, you won’t find anyone for the entire movie. A theater screen is perfect for the audience you are planning to bring in, but there’s no guarantee that anyone will see it.
That’s why I started to do the camera-shooting thing. The problem is that the camera-shooting method is not a good way to bring in the crowds. The movie theater is a place for quiet, serious, or otherwise dedicated audience. You wont find your mom and friends there. You wont find your dad and brother either. In fact, you wont find anyone for the entire movie.
This is exactly why the movie theater model should be considered for new construction. People won’t go to movie theaters when they arent there. People will go to a movie theater if there is a movie they want to see.
The movie theaters that are in place now would not make any sense in the middle of a busy city. People would come out of the theater to see something they didnt care about. For new construction, a movie theater would be the best option.
Movie theaters are also an example of the perfect place to put a new building. If you are making a new building, the movie theater is the best option to show off the latest movie releases, be it a horror flick, a family movie, or a sci-fi flick.