If you have viewed my posts, you notice the majority are about movies I have seen. I am definitely a movie fan. Although I have TiVo, NetFlix, and many streaming devices, I still enjoy watching movies on the big screen. Since I am retired, I also have the time to attend as many movies as I desire. In 2006, I attended 334 movies at a theater. No, that is not a typo, I did indeed go to the movies 334 times in 2006. This year (2009), I will attend app. 180 movies in the theater. Why the almost 50% drop from 2006? The drop is due to the significant decrease in movie releases since the writers’ strike. If 334 movies I had any interest in seeing were released in 2009, my butt would have been resting in a seat at the AMC Boston Common, Regal Fenway, or “art house ” theater in the Boston area. Still, 180 or so movies at a theater is still quite a few.