There are many reasons I do not go to the movies anymore. Money, comfort, and preference are my big reasons.
It Is Expensive
Going to the movies is an expensive endeavor. Even if you do not get snacks, it is still pricy to see a movie in the theater. If you add in snacks, going to the movies becomes as expensive as a dinner at a swanky restaurant.
I prefer to wait until a movie becomes available to purchase via download. I can get a digital copy for less than the cost of going to see the movie. I can then watch it as many times as I want.
It Is Uncomfortable
I do not find the seats or set up of any of our local movie theaters comfortable at all. My legs are always cramped and you cannot stop the movie, get up, and walk around. In addition, you cannot stop the movie to use the restroom.
The snacks are expensive, and they are not what I would choose to eat. You cannot take your own food into a movie theater, so I just skip the snacks. If I watch a movie at home, I can have what I want to eat.
Some people seem to forget that they are in a movie theater when they go out to see a movie. There is usually someone loud, or someone who is talking through most of the movie. Sometimes there are people who answer their cell phone during the movie. There are usually children who are loud periodically throughout the movie. I find this to be true even when I go see a movie that is not appropriate for children
I Prefer Active Activities
These days when I go out, I like to do things that are more active. I would rather go skating or go for a bike ride than sit in a movie. If I want to do something free I go to the park or go hiking. I like to watch movies when I am sick, tired, or I cannot get out of the house.
Going to the movies is a fun experience for many people, but it is not one of my favorite things to do. Since it is so expensive, I decided not to go out to movies anymore. I can save a great deal of money by waiting until they come out on video. I also get to watch movies in the comfort of my own home on my big screen TV with an awesome sound system.