Sunday is our movie day. My sister and me usually watch three movies at my place and it has been tradition for years. There are times of distraction like, when we get surprise visitors or the occasional phone call but other than that we usually enjoy our weekly triple features without interruption. I don't own any pets either.
I wouldn't say watching movies at the theater is the "better" way but last time I went (The Conjuring) the audience was really quiet. Actually, the only noise was coming from me munching popcorn!
Though I thought the audio in the theater was set way too low. One had to pay attention to actually hear what was going on. At home I can crank up the volume as high as I like.