Compare and Contrast Essay

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Compare And Contrast Essay

Cinemas can be a great time , but staying home and watching a movie can be just as great. Americans last year on average spent 9.87

billion dollars on tickets alone. Americans who stayed home saved a lot of money, were more comfortable, and probably had just as good of a

time. I feel that going out to have a good time is essential in life, but money saved is money earned.

The financial aspects of going out to the movies is the most appalling factor when you consider the facts. On average, a person will go the

movies 12 times a year with a spouse or significant other totaling over eight hundred dollars or more. The person who stays home to see a

movie for a mere eight dollars a month with
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The ability to stretch out on my couch or my bed in a nice quiet environment is how I define comfort. People argue the fact that

movie theatre chairs can be comfortable and in some circumstances can be, but most theatres your elbow to elbow with strangers.

The whole idea of going to the movies entails having a good time, this phrase can be perceived in many ways. Movie theatres do offer

the ability to go out whereas staying home does feel redundant after some time. Enjoying yourself at home can be just as easy with the ability to

drink while watching the movie and you can pause it if you have to do something. Many people will argue the fact that movie theatres have

massive sound systems and big screens. Home theatre systems retail about three hundred dollars and offer Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound

just like the theatres. A good home theatre coupled with a quality HDTV can offer a life changing experience over the theatre.

Theatres can be a nice place, but you will pay dearly for it. The comforts of home are free and more enjoyable by far, needless to say the

fact that you will be paying to leave in more than one way. Comparing the two, while similar, are complete opposites in my opinion. In todays

harder economic times I urge you to purchase a quality television and home theatre system. The savings you will see are astounding, the

next time someone invites you out to the movies you can smile knowing you have all the

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