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Do You Go to the Theater to Watch Documetaries?

In recent years, documentaries (like today's Sicko) have enjoyed a surge in popularity, perhaps due to the genre becoming more entertaining, or because bigger studios are now seeing the genre as a viable money-maker and are pumping more funds into the production.

Whatever the reason, I'm happy about it because we've been treated to intriguing documentary fare like March of the Penguins, Murderball and An Inconvenient Truth.

Now the question has become: To shell out money on a theater ticket, or to rent?

gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
No I prefer to rent them. If they're long or just a bit heavy going, I can always take a break and come back to it later
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 10 years
unrelated -- that picture is adorable.
Mädchen Mädchen 10 years
It depends a little on the type of documentary: I just feel that a film like "Le Peuple migrateur" (can't remember the English title) HAS to be seen on the big screen. In the last few years though, I've definitely seen a lot more documentaries at the cinema than I used to before.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i usually watch some during film festivals or similar.
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 10 years
I have seen one or two...
tati33 tati33 10 years
i really wanna see Sicko..so I might shell out the bucks otherwise rent or buy the film
patsmom patsmom 10 years
I love seeing them on the big screen,its a nice change from watching them home, although March of the Penguins I waited. And on a funny note,I made my family,on my instance sit for a doc on Polar Bear. My 6 yr old saw an add on Discovery I thought ok 7p can't be bad. OMG the polar bears were ripping penguins apart limb from limb. They had underwater cameras and a runnin verbal commentary. It was awful. Lesson learned tape 4 him first. Now the only doc's I refuse to see are anything having to do with Michael Moore. Could it be because I remember the trade opening? Or maybe because I with others were directly involved with the aftermth,or maybe its because I didn't see my husband for 4 days(police not nyc)and whatever he saw stays with him to this day. Or was it the fact that to this if a plane is riding low my 17 yr old still runs in the house..I choose to believe my president,if not me and a lot of others who lost rescue workers & everone else would never be able to drive into the city wth gap.1 question where was Michael Moore when I found out all at once 3 friends were killed saving others. Mr Moore wasn't there
patsmom patsmom 10 years
I love seeing them on the big screen,its a nice change from watching them home, although March of the Penguins I waited. And on a funny note,I made my family,on my instance sit for a doc on Polar Bear. My 6 yr old saw an add on Discovery I thought ok 7p can't be bad. OMG the polar bears were ripping penguins apart limb from limb. They had underwater cameras and a runnin verbal commentary. It was awful. Lesson learned tape 4 him first. Now the only doc's I refuse to see are anything having to do with Michael Moore. Could it be because I remember the trade opening? Or maybe because I with others were directly involved with the aftermth,or maybe its because I didn't see my husband for 4 days(police not nyc)and whatever he saw stays with him to this day. Or was it the fact that to this if a plane is riding low my 17 yr old still runs in the house..I choose to believe my president,if not me and a lot of others who lost rescue workers & everone else would never be able to drive into the city wth gap
thehabra thehabra 10 years
Yes, I do.I haven't seen one in theathers since An Inconvenient Truth, though
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
It's my favorite genre. Really!
figurine figurine 10 years
Yes, I do since there's not much good stuff showing anyway.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I saw Farenheit 911 in the theater, definitely want to see Sicko...
Julie2812 Julie2812 10 years
Sometimes!
Oread Oread 10 years
I definitely see them at the theatre, but my boyfriend & I see a lot of movies, so we also rent in order to keep down the cost.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
I love documentaries, but typically wait for them to be released on video. The extras are always fascinating and sometimes I enjoy them as much as I do the film.
irishchic33 irishchic33 10 years
I like them but can wait until they are released on video.
sashak sashak 10 years
yup, I goto them all the time. US v. John Lennon was the last one I saw & it was AWESOME!!!
cageyme cageyme 10 years
I rent them. I have to be in the right kind of mood for a documentary. I watch movies to escape from reality, not find out more about reality.
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 10 years
I've seen a few in theaters...I think documentaries are so fascinating!
chancleta chancleta 10 years
never...i rent/buy them
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