One of the things that I do miss, is cinemas with a MASSIVE(and I mean MASSIVE) screen. They are rare nowadays. For things like Lawrence of Arabia or Star Wars then they make all the difference.
I suppose this thread makes you realise that you probably should support the independent cinemas a bit more - if you want to view a wider selection of programming.
I know I might have been a bit critical of the multiplexes, but they do seem to show the same blockbusters on multiple screens. That being said, they have improved the experience quite a bit with having better facilities on hand(parking, sound quality, vision quality, etc.).