Yeah, the official releases can be incredibly overpriced. The price is the only thing keeping me from buying Madoka Magica. I watched that with fansubs as it came out, and when I want to rewatch it, I have a thing that lets me watch it on CrunchyRoll on my TV
I hate when official releases have those ugly yellow subtitles, although that seems to be less common these days than it used to be.
I think the only anime I have seen in the movie theater are Howl's Moving Castle and the Yugioh movie. (Possibly the first Pokemon movie too, but that was a long time ago and I don't recall.)
I wanted to go see Sacred Star of Milos when it came to my city, but it was only one night, was way far away from where I live, and started at 10pm. I'm not going that far out of my way to watch a movie that got mixed reviews.
There is very little anime on TV these days unless you pay for an anime-specific channel on your plan, which our household doesn't. The SciFi channel used to show some anime like Ghost in the Shell and stuff several years back. Cartoon Network used to show more good anime too. I forget what channel I caught an ep of TTGL on.
Mami chibi drawn by Jiino, animated by me. | Sophie sig by Misuzu | My Anime-Planet page
but you know, not every image has a source and not every character has a name :3