Movie Theater

Is going to see a movie at a movie theater permitted?


Why is it not permitted?

There are several reasons and I’ll just mention 2 of them for right now.

  1. See this thread about stadiums. Same applies here.
  1. We are instructed to guard our eyes against seeing anything inappropriate. Almost all movies today include violent or sexual scenes which are forbidden for us to see.

so it this an issue of hukat hagoyim, or an issue of what the content of the movie is?

Firstly, where did anyone mention hukat hagoyim in relation to movie theaters?

Putting aside hukat hagoyim, there is the issue of מושב לצים as quoted below.

There are also several issues mentioned by Rav Moshe Feinstein here: