Going and seeing a movie used to be one of the best options for something to go do in your free time but now it seems that with all of the different media options that people have, going and paying an insane amount of money for a ticket to the local movie theater is just not something that people are doing much any more. While the movie theater still has the pull of screens larger than any home will probably be able to encompass and access to the newest movies, there are also a number of things that actually better about watching movies at home. While we may not have an IMAX sized screen at home, the kinds of screens that you can by are getting larger and larger with just as high of quality as you would find at any movie theater. You can also buy furniture that is probably more comfortable than anything that you might find at the theater and if you want, you can even buy a cute, old timey popcorn machine online for pretty cheap. With your own home theater you are in control of every aspect of the movie instead of having to work around other peoples rules and times. While going to the movie theaters is not an experience that can be totally replaced and there will probably be that market for a long time to come, it is becoming more and more popular for people to ditch the movie theaters and instead put their money into building a home theater system. With how much the price of big screen TVs has fallen over the past number of years since they came out, it is really no longer an insanely expensive project to undertake. In fact, many families are starting to build their own home theater and entertainment systems without having to dig too deep into their pockets. Most of us already have a pretty nice flat screen TV and some couches that we like and really you do not need fancy speakers for your home theater right away, though they do admittedly make the experience nicer. Since different home theater systems are so different from each other, it is easy enough to start to build your home theater system piece by piece as you are able to allocate more money to the project. This way you can enjoy your home theater system for whatever you already have there and then over time you can expand upon it and find new things and areas that you would like to improve on. Then, you already have all of the set up to enjoy other things like playing video games at home or watching your favorite TV show. You get so much more out of it than you would get out of just going to a movie theater every once and awhile and having to spend $50 each time for you and your family to see the movie and maybe share a medium popcorn. Instead you can put your money towards something more useful and get hours upon hours of entertainment in your own home.