Often when I’m scrolling through movies on Netflix, HBO, or some other streaming service, I feel like I’ve wasted so. much. money. going to movie theaters. Inevitably, everything shows up online and ready to stream, and instead I’ve spent more than $30 for a pair of tickets to go see these same titles just months earlier.
For whatever reason, I didn’t make it out to movie theaters at all this summer or much this spring, either. And I kind of thought, well, at least it’ll all be online soon. But maybe I’ve been wrong all along — the wait between theatrical screenings and online streamings now feels endless. I’m scrolling through lists of movies I’ve already seen, waiting for new ones to finally arrive.