Okay, I'll confess I'm slightly envious reading about all my friends' trips to see Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse.
But while I failed to get all my spider-ducks in a row (I'd hoped to go with Rachel, but life... you know), I've already pre-ordered the flick on Blu-Ray, so know I'll be able to see it eventually.
To be honest, since making my "no more cinema" pledge, after bookending my extensive experience of going to the movie theatre with a viewing of Rise of Skywalker, I haven't really missed going to the cinema, except for the opportunity to see movies when they are first released.
There are actually a couple of others this month at our local grottiplex that might tempt me to break this promise to myself, namely Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny (for similar reasons to the Star Wars saga, I have seen all the others from the discomfort of a movie theatre seat, so should I put a metaphorical bow on that franchise as well?) and a special screening of an upgraded print of The Wicker Man.
But actually I'm okay with not seeing these is a cinema, with people talking and eating smelly popcorn, cheering and shouting over the dialogue that I'm trying to listen to, and no "pause" button for when my old man bladder tells me it's time to pop to the loo.
I have a lovely large flat screen TV (small by modern standards) and my comfy recliner that gives me a perfect view of all the action.
I certainly don't feel like I'm missing out on the "cinema experience" by watching high-quality Blu-Ray or digital downloads in the comfort of my own home (usually alone, sometimes with Paul, and sometimes with Rachel - although she's usually asleep within the first half-hour, Alice curled up snuggly on her lap).