Who doesn't love going to the movies? Whether it is the latest Pixar movie, the new "Star Wars" movie, or a remake of that '80s movie you love so dearly, the anticipation of seeing it on the big screen is unbearable. It isn't just about your favorite characters or the journeys they take, it's a mixture of things that make going to the movies such a great experience.
Going to the movies isn't just sitting in a large room staring at a big screen. There are a number of things that make it an enjoyable time for all ages.
1. The Popcorn
This crunchy, buttery, salty snack is a crowd favorite, even though it gets your fingers covered in grease and the kernels get stuck between your teeth. It's basically the poster child for the movies;
what comes to mind when you see popcorn? (Hint: The answer is the movie theater.) No one can resist eating at least half of it before the previews even end.
2. The Candy
You of course need a trusty companion for your popcorn, the sweet to go with the salty. Pick your poison: M&Ms, Twizzlers, Milk Duds, Skittles, etc. The prices are usually crazy so bring a bigger purse and get some candy at the dollar store.
3. The Previews
The lights come down and you see the familiar screen. Let's be honest, the previews are one of the best parts of the entire moviegoing experience. They give you a glimpse of the future movies that you can see to repeat the whole process again.
4. The Film
This one is a no-brainer because it is basically the whole reason you go to the movies, to see a movie. Horror, comedy, romance, animated, all great genres that come to mind. When the lights are finally out and you see that famous lion, or moon, or the globe, you know you are in for a treat. Get ready to be transported into another reality for a couple of hours.
5. The Friends
Who better to enjoy a movie with than friends? You can flinch at the jumpy parts, fall in love with the hunk of a main character, or guess who the murderer is as the film goes on. Going to the movies is so much better when you have someone to talk about all of your favorite moments with afterwards.
So go see a movie; usually, they offer college discounts! It's an experience that makes watching a movie at home seem like a boring old task. Going to the theater is my go-to for last-minute plans. There are usually multiple showings at night for that late-night schedule most of us college students are accustomed to.