I watch my films solo. No audience as yet, simply because no one here, at my end, has ever understood or would ever give any film a chance to show its worth or unique beauty. Not even for one milli second
There's no accounting for taste as they say!
It's a fast, uncluttered, easy picture perfect world we live in now.
Still when you have all the modern technology alongside the old, 99% of today's audiences will always choose 1080p.
It's simply the modern, most accepted and easiest way, as well as most sociable accepted way.
I've found its only people who grew up seeing film shows, that still would show any interest whatsoever in still wanting to see one now, very sadly.
Those that have fond memories of doing so as an adult like Hugh here, I feel are very lucky to have the era they had here with real film.
I did the same as a teenager,but it would be wonderful to have the same as an adult in the 21st Century.
Those left in the hobby, that still capture the interest of the masses with their interest here,in this day and age, are very lucky I feel. Even better when you're partner enjoys these things, like I know Tom here has.
It really is a minority sport and interest now, and at times, quite an isolated hobby for the most part for many of us.
Without the benefit of finding so many like minded people on the forums etc, I think many would feel an even greater sense of isolation in their interest of real film.
More than ever, I'd say its for the older folk among our community, or the very very accepting young...and not much in between for the most part.
Certainly not in my part of the world, anyhow.