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How's It Going?: Movie Theater Edition

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It’s another weekend at home for many. Welcome back to our daily open thread. I miss going to the theater and seeing a movie. 

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I know some folks hate going to the theater to see a movie, but I love it. With phones in our pockets, a million movies and shows on our TVs and messages popping up on every app ever made, it is hard to stay home and focus on a movie. But something about a dark theater, where you silence your phone (if you aren’t a monster) and the big screen helps make me lose myself in the film. Even bad movies have my full attention.

Folks seem so happy to see movies coming straight to digital during the pandemic and wishing this becomes the norm moving forward. But I still prefer a good movie theater experience. A big tin of popcorn, new trailers, a big screen, and even those sticky floors. I hope, when this is all over, we don’t lose a lot of theaters. The idea of watching the latest, big action movie at home just seems a little sad.

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Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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We are really lucky that where I live, there is still a drive-in theatre that’s open. If you’ve never been to one (or haven’t been in a while) I can’t reccomend it enough. Nothing quite like curling up in the back of your SUV and eating take-out while watching a new release (or sometimes, two!) on a BIG screen.

Also, right now they are the only movie theatre open in my state (that I know of). They are requiring folks to stay in their cars completely, but apparently that’s enough of a rule for them to be in compliance with the CDC and all the new COVID rules. Which, I’m so grateful that's the case, because if they had had to shut down because of the virus, they may not have reopened. :/