As something of a counterpoint to the "I hate movie theaters" threads, I wanted to relate a GREAT movie theater experience I had on Sunday. It was at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences theater. I saw xXx there. Two things made it an outstanding experience. First of all, the crowd was mature, respectful, and quiet. Secondly, essentially NONE of the usual complaints about film quality were present. There was no noticeable film grain, no scratches (except for a momentary blotch towards the end), no sound dropouts, etc. Illumination and black levels were SUPERB (the theater has DARK sidewalls and a BLACK ceiling). The sound was superb. It was obvious that the film was being played at REFERENCE level, and NO one could have possibly complained that the surrounds or the bass were too weak. The SLAM and the overall sound quality were as good as I've EVER heard. During the projection booth tour of the new Cinerama Dome complex, I was very pleased to see the good maintenance procedures for the projectors. This gives me confidence about future viewings there. I've said it before and I'll say it again: When a movie theater does it RIGHT, NO home video system can POSSIBLY match it, no matter how much one tries to think otherwise (and I say this as a High End home theater owner).