I'm young enough that most of my theater experiences have been on a digital format. Everyone was using VHS by the time I was born and most people switched to DVD when I was around 10 or 11. I've never had the experience of someone setting up a reel projector to play a film at home or some Super 8 footage or whatever. So since it's concealed until you get to ~1080p, really seeing film grain (not to be confused with noise) up close is a relatively new experience to me. I really like Criterion's policy of not removing the film grain from the image of its Blu Ray releases while some other distributors do. It's a loss of information, it's culturally important to document the film as it appeared at theaters at the time of release, aspect ratio and film grain and all. But more importantly, I've found something inherently appealing and beautiful about film grain on good 4k transfers of 35mm, like in the Criterion release of Playtime or Drive, He Said. On the otherside, I've heard people argue that film grain was an unwanted side-effect of the technology at the time and if possible most directors would have removed it had they had the digital tools we do today. What are your thoughts?