I totally 100% disagree with this, and I imagine I’m not alone.
For one thing, from about halfway through the seating to the back, the actual screenspace I am viewing is only slightly larger than my TV when I sit in front of it. And my plasma is one of the medium sized ones - a projector TV on the right wallspace is going to be four or more times as big as that.
But ignoring that aspect, I personally don’t give a rat’s ass about big screens. That’s meaningless to me, I just want to watch the movie and be entertained for a couple of hours, for my $20.
If I am distracted by the horrible smell of popcorn, the annoying idiots who are talking, the irritating use of cellphones in the cinema, the extremely high cost of the junk food available to purchase, the scream of a child’s crying throughout, and the 25 minutes of commercials before the movie begins… Then fuck them, I’m staying at home and getting the DVD.
I’ve seen three movies in the cinema this year so far, deliberately few to avoid the shit I have to put up with - big screen be damned. But approximately thirty movies on DVD (and a lot more TV shows on DVD, but they don’t count in this argument).