Yes, I have an old tube-television set, a 1994 Sony Trinitron.
Yes, the TV has a comparable small screen size at 19 inches and, on occasion, the picture screen shrinks for unknown reasons.
But I enjoy watching movies on TV in the comfort of my home. I enjoy the privacy, the intimacy, wearing pajamas, drinking alcohol, eating crunchy snacks, making loud and obnoxious burps, saving money and not worrying about crying in front of others. That’s why watching movies on TV is the way to go. Regardless of what kind of television set that you have.
The last time I was at a movie theater I still lived in Philadelphia in 2008. I saw the film, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story and I cried. It was awkward to cry in public. When the lights came on I was still sobbing. People were looking at me thinking–What’s up with him? That’s not very masculine. But where I currently live, in my more crying-friendly California house, I get much more support from my girlfriend with my tears. I get a hug and a shoulder-squeeze and loving permission to release my feelings.
Besides, it’s just too inconvenient to see a movie in the theater. You have to get dressed, wait for your girlfriend to get ready, get into your car and once at the theater you have to find a parking space in a crowded parking lot. Then you have to have to pay for expensive movie tickets and overpriced food.
You then walk into a dark theater and try to find a good seat, and figure out how not to sit near someone who is rude or obnoxious. I generally have to move at least once due to a poor seat choice, then hope no one with a big head sits in front of me blocking my view or someone sits in back of me talking, chewing or cutting cheese.
The last reason, perhaps the biggest reason, is that my girlfriend doesn’t want to embarrass me. She has a terrible habit of commenting at the movies or asking questions or laughing too loud. But when we are watching a movie at home, she is relatively quiet. And the only problem we have is who will get off the sofa and get popcorn or a box of Goobers.