Movies and 3D

Updated on July 27, 2010
D.N. asks from Chicago, IL
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I have been wanting to take my kids to a movie for some time. Either I can't swing the money at the time or a good movie is just not playing near us. Finally there is something this coming weekend. But both are 3D. Why do all movies now have to be 3D? I personally think 3D is annoying--I can barely sit still long enough for a regular movie. Anyway, have any of you gone to a theater showing a 3D and watched it as a regular movie? I would love to take my LO but do not think she would enjoy that type. My kids are 11 and 2.

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Okay, thanks ladies. I am putting it at 3 strikes you're out. I know my 11 yr old would love the 3 D but I have to pay and deal with the 2 yr old so I get to choose. :) I will be watching for a regular showing. Hopefully they will come closer to where I am soon since all 4 theaters I looked at have 3D. The closest 2D is a 40 minutes drive. grrr.

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answers from Los Angeles on

I get annoyed with the 3D stuff too. Also read recently that there is a disclaimer on all the new 3D tvs about how 3D can damage the eye development in young children. Needless to say, I won't be buying a 3D TV or taking my kids to see one any time soon. As far as nixing the glasses---the screen will look a little blurry and so be prepared to get a headache if you go that route. I've found that none of the older movie theaters carry 3D and, bonus, they're usually cheaper.

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answers from Kansas City on

From my experience most of them are blurry if you are not wearing the glasses. You are still able to watch it ok, it's not a really horrible picture but definitely blurry. Our theater here offers the popular movie in different theatres at different times, one of the theaters showing it in the "regular" version and not 3D. Maybe just look at all the theaters around and see if any have that option.



answers from Dallas on

Most movies that are made for 3d are blurry, but usually there is a non 3D showing. Look at some other theaters to see if the movies you want are not in 3d. The 3d tv thing is a fad and won't last. Our eyes aren't designed to see things that way all the time. It's cool for a few hours, but not long term. :)Enjoy your movie time!



answers from New York on

Every 3D movie out plays in 2-D as well. Also almost every movie doesn't even need to be in 3-D as the graphics and CGI are so high tech.



answers from Chicago on

Often the theaters have a 2D and 3D version. I don't think the 2 year old would even wear the glasses, and if you don't wear the glasses, it'll give you a headache.



answers from Phoenix on

We always watch the regular option and not the 3D (plus the 3D moves usually cost more). You would never really know that they where suppose to be 3D so it doesnt matter to us. I dont think its worth the extra 2-3 bucks a person.

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