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When is it worth seeing a movie in the theater?

Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Casey Chung, Wheatley Heights

Summer is a time when many more kids go to the movies.

The pros of going to the movie theater are that we get to have fun with family and friends. When you watch a movie in a theater, the screens are bigger, so it feels like you are a part of the movie. Some types of chairs recline.

The cons of going to a movie theater is that the people can be really loud. Sometimes the tickets can be expensive, and the snacks are expensive. If you sit behind a tall person, they can block your view.

In some of the new movie theaters, some chairs can recline and have buttons to move backward and forward. We think reclining chairs can be better than regular chairs because when you sit in a regular chair, it can be uncomfortable and can give you cramps.

We usually like go to movies twice a month. When we go to the movies we can spend $80 to $100 on snacks and tickets. This can get really expensive because it’s a lot of money!

We think if a really great movie comes to the theaters, you should spend the money to see it on the big screen. But if the movie is just OK, we recommend waiting until it comes out on Netflix or another movie provider to save money. You can also have friends over and make your own movie party with homemade popcorn.

Jillian Cagno and Deirdre Greenwald’s fifth-grade class, Tuckahoe School, Southampton

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