4 Reasons Why ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ is an Unmissable Theatrical Experience

A Quiet Place: Day One is a movie that cannot be missed in theaters. Here are the best reasons why.

A Quiet Place: Day One (2024) is in theaters on June 28, 2024.

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A Quiet Place: Day One is a movie made for the theatrical experience. From the distinctive sound design that uses silence in thrilling ways, to the gripping story of survival against insurmountable odds, the movie theater is the ideal venue for a film like this. Collected here are four of the best reasons why you need to watch A Quiet Place: Day One when it hits theaters on June 28, 2024.

We Will Get a Better Understanding of the Lore of A Quiet Place

Multiple meteors fall from the sky in A Quiet Place: Day One (2024).
The meteors that bring the creatures to Earth hit New York much harder than the locations we’ve seen before.

By focusing on a new character, Sam (played by Lupita Nyong’o), A Quiet Place: Day One will show us the creatures from a completely new perspective. Sam’s viewpoint is different from what we’ve seen before, and that will shine a new light on the creatures, giving us a more complete view of what they are and how they act.

Not only that, but this prequel will answer questions we’ve had since the beginning. Hints in the previous movies point to the fact that New York City is a pivotal location in the lore of A Quiet Place. Placing viewers in the heart of the city as it is overrun will unveil exciting revelations about the world inhabited by these characters.

New York City Makes the Challenges Even Greater

Sam and her cat walk through the paced streets of New York City in A Quiet Place: Day One (2024).
There are more people per square mile in New York City than in any other city in the United States.

A Quiet Place: Day One takes place in New York City, one of the most densely populated cities. As we’ve learned in the previous films, staying quiet is the key to survival in this world. With so many people packed together, seeing a city of strangers come together in silence will be a thrilling experience, an experience elevated by sharing it with other strangers packed into the same theater as you.

The city itself also provides its own challenges. New York is the city that never sleeps, and the increased noise has the potential to draw more creatures together than we’ve previously seen. With more monsters, that means fewer places to hide as they hunt in numbers. It also means the scale of the action in A Quiet Place: Day One will be bigger, making it perfect for the big screen of a movie theater.

We Know How to Survive in this World Better Than the Characters, and That Creates Suspense

Eric speaks to Sam in A Quiet Place: Day One (2024).
How will new characters like Sam (Lupita Nyong’o) and Eric (Joseph Quinn) find a way to survive with no knowledge of what they’re up against?

Going back in time to show us the beginning of the invasion in A Quiet Place: Day One means that the characters will have no knowledge of what they’re up against. They’re learning to survive as they go. As fans of the franchise, many viewers will already know effective methods of survival in this world, so watching these new characters struggle to overcome their fear of the unknown will be incredibly suspenseful. And when great suspense is experienced in a full movie theater, the excitement is palpable.

A Quiet Place is Unlike any Other Movie When Seen in a Theater

A Quiet Place: Day One (2024).
The silence inside the movie theater when seeing any of the A Quiet Place movies is eerie and intense. (pictured: Lupita Nyong’o and Djimon Hounsou in A Quiet Place: Day One)

The biggest and best reason for why you shouldn’t miss seeing A Quiet Place: Day One in a theater is simple. It’s the silence. Some movies are quiet, but few movies use silence as effectively as the A Quiet Place movies do, and almost none use it to the same extent. The use of sound and silence in this franchise puts you, as an audience member, as close as possible to the feeling of the characters in the movie. Every sound you make is amplified by the quiet that permeates the theaters. It forces you to pay attention, and it makes you think twice about creating noise, even if it’s just the noise created by eating your popcorn and snacks. You might even catch yourself holding your breath.

Watching movies at home is great, but the feeling sitting in complete silence as you and your fellow audience members are all focused on the same exhilarating scene playing out on a huge screen is a feeling that can never be replicated anywhere except inside a movie theater. Out of all the movies coming out this summer, A Quiet Place: Day One should be at the top of your list of movies that you cannot miss in the theater.

A Quiet Place: Day One opens exclusively in theaters on June 28, 2024.

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Chris has a degree in film studies at Temple University’s campus in Tokyo, Japan. He is a renowned expert on horror cinema.