I've mentioned this before, but I don't see a lot of movies. Some people say they need to see a movie on opening day, and I just don't understand that feeling. I prefer to see a movie for the first time, five weeks after it gets released. That way, the theater is half-empty, so I can get good seating and I can show up fifteen minutes late in order to skip the previews. Yes!
The downside to this method is that I tend to forget I wanted to see a certain movie, until it's too late. But then again, I can always wait another six months and pick it up at my local library.
Just recently, one of my friends pointed out another downside to this method: people seem to think there's an expiration date on fun. You can only talk about a certain movie during the three weeks that it's topical, but if you talk about it after that, everyone will look at you funny because ugh, that's old.
I guess that would explain why people want to see a movie on opening day. If they can only enjoy or talk about a movie for a certain time frame, then it makes some sense to want to see the movie at the start of the time frame, for maximum enjoyment. But it still strikes me as strange. I mean, I read books that are years old, all the time. But when I see movies that are weeks old, suddenly, people act like I'm a behind-the-times loser.