I love watching movies – comedies, dramas, thrillers, old black and white classics. If the story interests me, I can get lost for a few hours, just like you do with a good book. It's a common misconception, however, that there are only a few good places where you can get your dose of the silver screen. That's not true at all – as you'll see, there are several great places to watch movies. Check out this list, and then let me know which option's your favorite – or add in your own if you don't see the one you prefer!
1. In Bed
Your bed is a really great place to watch movies. There's nothing like curling up and watching a good flick. You can curl up with your BFF, with your partner, or even with a beloved pet. There's nothing wrong with cuddling up with yourself to watch your favorite movie, either. You're sure to be comfortable, and that will make you enjoy the movie anymore!
2. At the Theatre
Of course, nothing beats heading out to the theatre. I don't put it in the number one slot solely because I'm snobby about my movie-going experience. While I love to enjoy a comedy with a crowd who loves to laugh, there are times when the teens texting, the kids running around everywhere, and the couple necking hard behind me just get on my nerves. Still, in the heat of summer, especially, there's nothing like a good matinee!
3. At the Drive-in
The drive-in is totally a great place to watch movies. I remember going to old-fashioned country drive-ins with my parents when I was a little girl. We'd pop our own popcorn, bring plenty of blankets and pillows, and enjoy a classic double feature. I saw Hocus Pocus at my very first drive-in experience, and I think that's why it's still one of my favorite silly movies. Drive-ins are quickly going the way of the dinosaur and the cassette tape, but take a look in your area. There's bound to be at least one.
4. On the Train
I'm a big advocate of train travel, and if you're going to be on there for a while, it's a great time to get caught up on all the movies you want to see but never have time to watch. Of course, you'll need a laptop or something, but still. Having spent the night on the train several times, it's especially nice to have a good movie during all those long hours.
5. In the Car
I get so bored on car trips, even when I'm with people I love. If I don't occupy myself, then I tend to fall asleep within about half an hour. I get carsick when I try to read in a moving vehicle, but movies go down quite easily. Still, you have to be careful not to bother the driver!
6. In the Arms of Someone You Love
Being wrapped up with the person you love is also a great place to watch movies – not to mention one of my favorites! This can happen just about anywhere – couch, theatre, drive-in, you name it! It's wonderful to be able to enjoy a movie with someone you love, and with whom you enjoy spending your time.
7. In the Park
I'm also a sucker for watching flicks in the park. It's so much fun to pack up a delicious picnic, spread out a blanket, and enjoy a movie while you feast. Sure, it's not the best place for some serious flick-watching – you don't want to try this the first time you watch The Godfather or something – but for something light and fun, it's the perfect place!
As you can see, there are plenty of great places to watch movies, from standard choices to original ones. Still, just like you have a favorite place to read books, everyone has a favorite place to watch movies, too. Where do you like to be when you get immersed in the fantasy?
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