I think this is the longest I have gone without going to a movie on a big screen…
Hi Readers, Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much I miss going out for a movie. I don’t just mean that I miss watching vibrant life-size dramas on the big screen, but what I mean is the experience of going out to a movie, of giving yourself over to it, of getting lost in it, of being taken away from this world.
Sorry, I just got carried away. Guys, it’s been 3 months and 12 long Fridays without any releases.
Everything is relative, and in the moment we’re all caught inside now, a trip to the grocery store can suddenly seem as exciting as “Star Wars”.
Who doesn’t, these days, long to get out of the house?
Going out to the movies, of course, has always occupied a special place in our culture (and in my own life). Even if the film isn’t upto the mark, for me, it’s a holy experience to watch it on a big screen.
And, God forbid, if I were to say something like “I still love the movie theatre experience (which I do)”, the culture (millennial mostly) is cued to look at me as if I’ve taken leave of my senses. Because that simple statement contradicts the new lifestyle, which is this:
Netflix and chill man! Home viewing rocks. Movie theatres suck.
WHAT I REALLY MISS?
- Movie snacks
POPCORN- the snack that puts a “pop” in “popular” snacks to eat at the cinema followed by MOMOS. In my case, I usually end up finishing my large size popcorn even before the interval comes. Imagine that you’re watching an action-packed movie. As the tension mounts, your heart beats faster. You begin shoveling popcorn to your mouth, carelessly spilling some in your lap. That moment with the popcorn is what I miss the most.
- Whistle podu crowd
Leaving the house, buying a ticket and sitting in the dark with strangers to watch stories unfold on big screens, that “seeti maar” entry of Salman Khan to a heartwarming emotional scene of Shahrukh Khan and a “taali maar” performance by Ayushmann Khurana is what I really miss.
Even before watching a movie you’ve paid for, you know what you’re gonna watch next Friday. This is the beauty of trailers that neither Netflix nor any OTT can fulfill. For me, my movie outing is incomplete if a single trailer is missed out.
Who else is a movie buff like me? Share in the comment section.
Luckily, we have Netflix, amazon prime and hotstar the coolest solutions that allows us to binge watch our favourite shows and movies and make our quarantine life easier.
But nothing can match the magic of cinema halls!
Can you imagine life during lockdown without these streaming services? I cannot imagine mine.
But honestly, it’s going to take a long time before making movie plans with friends and families. Till then, enjoy your stay-at-home movie nights with homemade snacks and try to fill that void.
Did I freshen up your memories with your friends and family? Tell us in the comment section!