Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We go to the luxury theater The LOT CINEMA / RESTAURANT / BAR / CAFÉ. Typically 50 or less in the theater, leather over sized recliner chairs that make a love seat for couples.

I pay 12.00 per ticket and usually have a $60.00 dollar food bill for table service of 2 rounds of cocktails, flat breads, gourmet food and popcorn.

We go once per month and love it. That will never replace sitting at home in front of a TV. We love going out, the luxury and relaxton of the whole experience.

Aug 07, 2019 04:27 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The world is advancing at almost break neck speed at times, movie going is likely going to lead or follow.  

Aug 07, 2019 03:21 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

'it's about the experience' .... There are many in my area that have gone under only to have new ones sprout up. I do not particpate or go anymore.

Aug 07, 2019 03:31 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thirty years ago we thought video stores would put them out of business, but they are still going strong, apparently it is about more than the movies.

Aug 07, 2019 03:28 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I can see that happening in the not so distant future..... there are cheaper ways to see movies....the latest and greatest.... 

Aug 07, 2019 03:03 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

As much as we don't want the change, I agree that we'll probably see the big theatres phase out....much like Blockbuster Video did!

We are seeing more smaller theatres that are more like the dinner theatres of yesteryear but, with a movie, dinner, bar menu, etc. here in our area. I do think those will stand the test of time.

Aug 07, 2019 08:01 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

They will continue to exist Richie Alan Naggar . I base this on the romance factor and also the fact that my 19 year old daughter and her friends love going to the movies.

Aug 07, 2019 06:54 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I used to love going to movie theaters. I loved everything about the experience - the waiting for the movie to start, listening to other's laughter, weeping, or whatever. What fun. I went quite often...

It's been a long time since I've seen a movie in a theater. Partly because the movies being made now just don't capture my attention, but also because the experience was sullied with way too many noisy people. I don't want to hear someone else ripping into a bag of something, chewing noisily, texting on their phone, etc. 

Now I can see a good movie in my own home, with my own snacks and drinks if I want them. 

I think there will be movies theaters in the near term but eventually they will fizzle out.

Aug 07, 2019 04:24 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Add to that the desire of the public to avoid crowded places for safety's sake/

Aug 07, 2019 04:08 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I love a big screen and popcorn; but at $40 I stopped buying milk duds to keep the total price down. More theaters will close... sad

Aug 07, 2019 03:56 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Good question.  Personally I have not been to a movie in about 10 years.

Aug 08, 2019 03:52 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here the older ones are upgrading.  The standard is leather recliners now.  For me though, I classify each preview for a movie as either 1) Theater, 2) Redbox, or 3) Netflix/Amazon Prime

Something like Godzilla or the last John Wick movie that my friends are going to want to see as a group, that's #1.  Something that looks like it has amazing sound and needs to be best seen on the big screen, like Top Gun, also a #1.

Avengers part 2 that's 3 hours long... Netflix!

Something that looks good, but I don't want to wait 6 months to see, Redbox.

Aug 07, 2019 08:20 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Time will tell.

Aug 07, 2019 04:01 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I hope the movie theaters do not go away. They are expensive.

Aug 08, 2019 05:42 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

A place that makes money on a per head basis, such as a theater, will not fail because of the crowds.  In fact, the crowds are evidence that it is succeeding.

Yogi Berra said, "Nobody goes there anymore - it's too crowded." 

Aug 08, 2019 05:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That's a good question, Richie. Don't know that I have an answer. As a senior when I go to movies (which is very rare), I go when I get a major senior citizen discount, so am less sensitive to the pricing issue. And I never buy anything to eat at the theatre. I either eat prior to going or after the movie.

Aug 08, 2019 05:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As a senior, the wife and I get great discounts on Tuesday and the theater is not crowded. But in the future?

Aug 08, 2019 05:00 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good question Richie.

I haven't been to the local movie theater in over a year.  When I drive by it, the parking lot is no where full or even half full.  

Aug 08, 2019 02:03 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think it is about the experience of the big screen, and enjoying the amenities more and more theaters seem to be offering. No doubt Hollywood is banking on the theaters.

Aug 07, 2019 09:57 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I can't remember the last time I went to a movie theater.

Aug 07, 2019 03:43 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Hard to say. There are still some Drive-in movie theatres around, so i think there will always be a % of people that prefer to go out to a theatre. Location and population should be a factor.

Aug 08, 2019 05:34 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Gosh I hope not. I love going to the local cinema. I just don't purchase much in the way of concessions anymore. Just to darned expensive. But I do love the experience.

Aug 08, 2019 05:33 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The new movie theatres in NH seem to be smaller, more like restaurants, comfy chairs, table seating and are thriving

Aug 08, 2019 05:12 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It is a night out experience.  They did go out for a while in our area then a new one came in. Bigger and Better but so were the prices.   It seems to be doing well.  

Aug 08, 2019 04:56 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The consumer has way too many options to the $5 box of Milk Duds.

It is that nonsense that insures their place right next to Block Buster.

Not long ago (last week) I drove by an actual and functioning drive-in theater. I thought they were gone. There are only 22 drive-in theaters in the USA.

Netflix is my drug of choice.

Aug 08, 2019 05:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think that there will be less movie houses, however I think that Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D made an excellent point.  A

Aug 08, 2019 06:56 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We used to go to the movies at least once a week. Things have changed and I'd rather watch a movie from home after the experience with the angry, yelling, screaming, spitting little man and his wife who thought we were in their seats on a Sunday afternoon at a matinee. We weren't! 

Aug 08, 2019 07:34 AM
Number Cruncher LLC - Overton, NV
Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems

I feel so bad for movie theaters as well as many businesses that are suffering from the restrictions.  

I hope movie theaters will be able to weather the storm.  There is something special about going to a movie theater, if it is only to eat popcorn!

Feb 17, 2021 07:46 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I still love going to the movies.

Aug 24, 2019 09:36 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I go to the movies only with my grandson.

Aug 17, 2019 03:14 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I still know people that go to movies but I can not recall the last time I when.


Aug 13, 2019 02:40 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I think they will hang in there as it is an experience going to the movies!  You can't get that big of a screen in the average home.  It may become more boutiqueish in the future. 

Aug 10, 2019 11:12 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The movie theater industry is fighting back with deluxe seats, better food, special pricing offers, combo theater/restaurants. Going to a move can be a fun event not rivaled by watching at home.

Aug 08, 2019 07:13 PM
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

I probably have been to a movie less than 8 times in the last 15 years. I love movies.  I don't like the prices.  I wait and record or buy the DVD and watch on my big screen TV at home.  

I thought theaters would have died years ago but they keep building more.  As long as people pay high prices for tickets, candy, popcorn and parking, Hollywood will keep manking movies.  

Aug 08, 2019 03:35 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's still a special experience to see an exceptionl movie in a theater, but alas, there is not much good stuff to see! The prices are outrageous.

Aug 08, 2019 01:41 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not believe so.  They are modifying theaters for luxury and service. It's about more than the movie. 

Aug 08, 2019 08:52 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

My grand children thought that was a popcorn restaurant. Wipe greasy hands on the chairs...

Aug 08, 2019 07:43 AM