A Night At The Movies
The feeling of settling into a creaky chair while the smell of buttered popcorn wafts through the air and you gently peel the bottom of your shoes off the (almost pleasantly) sticky floor is somehow one of the more lovely experiences for most humans. There isn’t the technology to capture and bottle that exact feeling just yet (we’re working on it) but the next best thing was to reach out to a few very talented photographers and ask: In a few words, how does going to the movies make you feel?
NEUES OFF KINO | Berlin, Germany
By Silvie Bonne
I’m miles away from daily life. The big screen, the surround sound and the darkness make me feel like I’m part of the story itself. But also the atmosphere of the movie theater—I love going to small, independent, retro movie theaters—the beautiful interior, a vintage ticket office, a big curtain in front of the screen… brings me to another time and place.
By Alec Tucker
It’s a special kind of wonder that I don’t feel while watching films at home. The grand scale of seeing a film in a theater makes me feel immersed in the story, visuals and sound. Those wonderful feelings combined with the excitement of seeing a film I have been waiting for is a priceless experience.
By Francesco Faliero Leonardi
Living the cinema is entering a remote place and isolating yourself from your life, starting an oneiric journey with your own eyes and coming out artistically and emotionally enriched.
JAPANESE NATIONAL BROADCASTER | Tokyo, Japan
By Jeff Wilson
When I go to the movies, I feel like I am opening the door to my imagination and inviting everyone to come in and leave a memento.
Unfortunately, cinemas in Italy, where I’m from, are mostly big companies with large halls and no cinema taste at all. Just some small ones are still open in the old city centers, and when you go there you can breathe the real cinema experience, candy and popcorn smell all over the place, uncomfortable armchairs and only old movies on the schedule. These are the kind of cinemas I want, like this one in Utah, the kind that bring me back to my childhood.
By John Apsey
An opportunity to get away from the distractions of home and fully enjoy the film.No phones, no laptop nearby, no dogs barking at every animal they see on TV.
ODEON THEATRE | Mason, TX
By Kat Currie
Going to a theater brings me back to a time before streaming services made movie-watching a solitary experience at home. When you go out to the movies you instantly become part of a community that shares the laughter, sadness and tension. It’s the way movies were meant to be seen.
CINEMATHÉQUÈ DE TANGER | Tangier Morocco
By Max Ablicki
It makes me feel like a kid again. I remember my grandparents always used to take me to see movies when I was young, and every time I go to a theater I always feel connected to those memories … and there’s a big place in my heart for heavily buttered popcorn.
STAR DRIVE-IN THEATRE | Monte Vista, CO
I feel immersed in an unknown story—be it horror, comedy or romance. I can grab my concession candy and settle in for a sweet dopamine hit.