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Movies Too Expensive

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Posted:
1/5/05 at
3:05:21 PM

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Are movies too expensive?

Most theatres in Los Angeles have pushed the price of admission to $10 or $10.50. There are a few that are in the $12 - $15 range. IMO, a night at the movies has gotten too expensive and is not worth it. Hollywood produces way too much so-so, seen it before or flat out garbage films to waste good money on.

Eric

Re: Movies Too Expensive by Captain_Charisma at 1/10/05 3:16:38 PM

> Are movies too expensive?

> Most theatres in Los Angeles have pushed the
> price of admission to $10 or $10.50. There are a
> few that are in the $12 - $15 range. IMO, a night
> at the movies has gotten too expensive and is not
> worth it. Hollywood produces way too much so-so,
> seen it before or flat out garbage films to waste
> good money on.

> Eric

I agree. Thank goodness for the matinee but even those are getting to be pricy. Some of them are hitting $7 by me. (Orlando) I don't think I'd consistently shell out $12 a pop either.

Re: Movies Too Expensive by Dilbert at 1/11/05 12:59:25 AM

It's quite bad up in Canada too. Most of the big name ones charge upwards of $14cdn and $9 for weekday matinees and tuesdays and a slightly higer price for weekend matinees.

Some theater companies have a corporate discount program so it might be possible to get cheaper tickets that are valid on any day.

Re: Movies Too Expensive by fyre_fly99 at 1/11/05 8:20:47 AM

you guys have it bad here in Germany we´ll pay on a normal day about 6 euros and on cheap night tuesdays (sometimes Thursdays) it´s 4.50. But the rates are still climbing here ughh.
Pat

Re: Movies Too Expensive by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 1/12/05 6:15:47 AM

> Are movies too expensive?

> Most theatres in Los Angeles have pushed the
> price of admission to $10 or $10.50. There are a
> few that are in the $12 - $15 range. IMO, a night
> at the movies has gotten too expensive and is not
> worth it. Hollywood produces way too much so-so,
> seen it before or flat out garbage films to waste
> good money on.

> Eric

> I agree. Thank goodness for the matinee but even those are
> getting to be pricy. Some of them are hitting $7 by me.
> (Orlando) I don't think I'd consistently shell out $12 a
> pop either.
>

Matinee's cost the same as what an adult ticket was less than 10 years ago, about $7.50. What happened to the days of $4.00 twilight shows (AMC Theatres) and $4.50 matinees. Even the discount group tickets are no longer as cheap as they were just a couple of years ago.

It's hard to justify a film when DVDs are getting down to $5-8, plus you can recreate the theatre sounds system at home. Only the few almighty films (Spiderman, Star Wars) are really worth seeing in theatres any more.

Plus, who thinks the cell phone usage and flat out rude patrons have become a problem? I've seen it happen too many times. Can you believe that some answer and talk on their cell phone during the movie!

-E

Re: Movies Too Expensive by fyre_fly99 at 1/12/05 7:32:14 AM

> Plus, who thinks the cell phone usage and flat out rude
> patrons have become a problem? I've seen it happen too many
> times. Can you believe that some answer and talk on their
> cell phone during the movie!

> -E
>
I agree with you E especially with the new and alltime annoying polyphone and realtone hitting cellphones.
Every movie theater should have a system that blocks reception when inside the theater.
Pat

Re: Movies Too Expensive by MilleniumForce at 8/13/06 9:40:37 PM

Hey everyone,
I live in a small town in Indiana. At our local theatre, matinees are $1 and evening movies are $1.50 or $1.75. Refreshments are cheap and you get free refills on pop, popcorn, and nachos. Every friday night they show movies on the side of the building outside for free, popcorn is free too. They showed E.T. the other night, and next week they're showing Madagascar, hey, not the best movies but it gives you a place to hang out with friends and eat free popcorn, right? We go to movies a lot. The next city over has a nicer theatre, but it's about $5 and popcorn and pop are super expensive. Thanks for the comment.

Keep on Riding..And Watching Movies,
MilleniumForce