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Ninti the Mad
12-31-2003, 09:24 AM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=493&ncid=790&e=1&u=/ap/20031231/ap_en_mo/movie_ticket_prices

NEW YORK - Two major movie theater chains are adding 25 cents to the price of a ticket in the city, pushing the cost of adult admission above the $10 mark for the first time.



Loews Cineplex and United Artists began charging $10.25 for an adult's ticket and $6.75 for a child's ticket in the past week as moviegoers crowded theaters for holiday blockbusters such as "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."


Loews defended the price increase, saying it was fair considering the rising costs of other entertainment and the rate of inflation.


"In comparison to other entertainment options, movie ticket prices are modest and remain one of the most affordable out-of-home entertainment activities," Loews spokesman John McCauley said Monday.


Ticket prices at the Loews 34th Street theater in Manhattan will remain at $8.99 because the company wants to attract people to its newest venue.


The United Artists Union Square theater increased its prices by 25 cents on Dec. 19. It was the first increase at that theater in more than three years.


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That's pretty ****ed. We have ours down here at around $6.50.

Of course, the price has been going up gradually.

I say that if they're going to jack up the movie prices, then drop the concession stand prices because they are ****ing ridiculous.

Adder
12-31-2003, 11:27 AM
13 something to see a movie around here. And yes the concession prices are criminal.

Ninti the Mad
12-31-2003, 02:32 PM
Holy shit.

That is insane.

What about everyone else? How much does it cost for you to see a movie?

sadio8
12-31-2003, 02:40 PM
Over here to see a movie and one of the "good theatres" it will cost you around $13.00 for adults and about a half of that for kids.

If you go to on eof the " not so good/el-cheapo" theatres it'll cost ya $4.25 per person till like 7:00p.m.

Ninti the Mad
12-31-2003, 02:59 PM
Hell, for that price, I would go to the shitty theatres.

Head
12-31-2003, 03:23 PM
This is why I usually wait till movies come out on video.

loopydate
12-31-2003, 04:25 PM
$5.50 with a student discount (college town, though). Not sure what regular prices are.

KleptoKlown
12-31-2003, 04:36 PM
10-13.50 depending on the theater.

Popcorn is 3 bucks a back, pop is 3 bucks a cup, bottled water is 2.50.

I smuggle my snacks in though :cool:

Big Fat Mike
12-31-2003, 04:55 PM
Living in the south is generally cheaper.



$8.50 a ticket here :cool:

Bad Guy
12-31-2003, 05:14 PM
Living in the south is generally cheaper.



$8.50 a ticket here :cool:
don't you live in jersey... :?:

Lotus
12-31-2003, 05:22 PM
It's around $9.00 a ticket in San Jose, with student prices around $6.00 or $7.00. Children get in for the same price, as well as the seniors. Shit, just seven years ago, it was $6.50 for an adult ticket and $4.25 for a kid ticket. F</>uckin' inflation. :mad:

Adder
12-31-2003, 05:45 PM
Hell, for that price, I would go to the shitty theatres.

They're usually not the new releases either. The second runs or movies that are on video.

Lotus
12-31-2003, 05:58 PM
They're usually not the new releases either. The second runs or movies that are on video.

Who the hell would be dumb enough to go see a movie in the theaters if you could currently rent it for much cheaper?

thebitch
12-31-2003, 07:21 PM
7.50 for adults, not sure for kids at the "expensive" theater.
1.50 at the shitty theater.

RBM
12-31-2003, 10:02 PM
7.50 for the quality theaters over here.

DaveWadding
12-31-2003, 10:24 PM
6.50 with my student discount..

Boondock Saint
01-01-2004, 01:54 AM
$9.00 adult. Not sure how much kids are though. But shows before 6pm, are "matinees" and so are $6.35...around that I believe

#1-wwf-fan
01-01-2004, 02:27 AM
Here it costs $6 before 6 pm and $9 after 6.

Then at the other theater, they have movies that aren't on video yet but aren't in normal theaters either. It's only $4.50 allday but on Tuesdays it's buy one ticket, get one free.

Dragon
01-01-2004, 02:30 AM
It's $7.50 for adults, and kids are $5 I think.

Lara Emily
01-01-2004, 03:17 AM
9.95$ Evenings and all Weekend (Including Weekend matinees I believe)

7.95$ Weekday Matinees and Tuesdays all day

road doggy dogg
01-01-2004, 08:32 AM
Yeah it's like $10 here... although that's Canadian, so it is a bit better

They do have the one theatre here, it's a pretty crappy venue, but they have $4.25 shows often. New releases too, so it's pretty nice

Ninti the Mad
01-01-2004, 08:39 AM
They're usually not the new releases either. The second runs or movies that are on video.


We have 1.50 theatres for older movies.

mitchables
01-01-2004, 10:13 AM
11 bucks Aus. for an adult. It's the candy bar prices that are criminal.

Real Deal
01-01-2004, 10:20 AM
11 bucks Aus. for an adult. It's the candy bar prices that are criminal.

you get it cheap up north then :p

$11 with the student pass :n:

Kane Knight
01-06-2004, 10:02 PM
{lepto]{lown']10-13.50 depending on the theater.

Popcorn is 3 bucks a back, pop is 3 bucks a cup, bottled water is 2.50.

I smuggle my snacks in though :cool:

Soda runs about 3 bucks here, too, but for the quantity, it's pretty cost-effective to just get a nice, cold soda at the theater. They do it in like, big jumbo cups. It'd be like 25 cents cheaper to smuggle it in, but it's just not worth a shaken bottle of now half-warm soda.

Kane Knight
01-06-2004, 10:05 PM
7.50/5.00 or 8.50/6.50 US here, depending on which theater. Second price is the matinee/special discount night price (One of them has a discount night wednesday...I go Tuesday instead. No crowd). The cheaper one is the nicer one, with Air conditioning, state of the art surround sound, decent prices and such, but the more expensive one gets a lot of the better or bigger movies. The LotR series, the Star Wars series, the Hulk, T3, and a lot of the arthaus and foreign films. Tey had Brotherhood of the Wolf, even if it was in a theater the size of a shoebox.

The Mask
01-06-2004, 10:07 PM
it's like 4.50 if you go during the week before 5, and 5.50 any other time here.

large popcorn and pepsi is 5.15, which isn't awful I guess.

I bought a can of orange though after ROTK cuase all the concession stands were shut... 1.90 WTF.

Kane Knight
01-07-2004, 02:04 PM
it's like 4.50 if you go during the week before 5, and 5.50 any other time here.

large popcorn and pepsi is 5.15, which isn't awful I guess.

I bought a can of orange though after ROTK cuase all the concession stands were shut... 1.90 WTF.

a CAN?

What the Hell is up with that? That makes the prices around here look reasonable.

The Miz
01-07-2004, 03:54 PM
$4, but i never go to big ass theatres.

Champion of Europa
01-07-2004, 05:05 PM
My movie theater's price is $6.75 for after 2 PM, and large refillable drinks are $3.00.

Its no problem for me.

Ninti the Mad
01-07-2004, 06:29 PM
I heard on the news that they were going to raise our movie tickets up past the $10 mark.

WTF :mad:

Ninti the Mad
01-07-2004, 06:30 PM
I guess I am just going to go see movies I really, really want to see. I am also pretty sure it is also discouraging to families to take their children to see a movie with these prices. The pay down here is awful. Minimum wage is still 5.15.

The Mask
01-07-2004, 09:50 PM
a CAN?

What the Hell is up with that? That makes the prices around here look reasonable.

I know. I almost shit a brick but I was damn thirsty :'(

Kane Knight
01-07-2004, 10:19 PM
I guess I am just going to go see movies I really, really want to see. I am also pretty sure it is also discouraging to families to take their children to see a movie with these prices. The pay down here is awful. Minimum wage is still 5.15.

You do know trips to the movies are a luxury item, recreation, right?

Ninti the Mad
01-08-2004, 09:00 AM
You do know trips to the movies are a luxury item, recreation, right?


Oh, PLEASE, elaborate.

Kane Knight
01-08-2004, 02:34 PM
Oh, PLEASE, elaborate.

Things like movie tickets generally don't factor into the considerations for minimum wage.

Similarly, movie theaters are primarily a draw for people with a lot (Or reasonable ammount) of dispoable income. Therefore, minimum wage generally factors into the cost of tickets very little. Factors like expenses of the theater, desire to not lose money, charges the film industries require to use the film, those things matter.

ColdwaVer
01-08-2004, 07:54 PM
There's a theater down the road from me that shows second-run movies for a buck, 1.50 on weekend, and the theater itself is one of the best in the area that doesn't have like stadium seating and stuff. The first-run theater I usually go to is 8, with 5.25 matinee prices. The Loews in the area is like 9.50. I've only ever been there once, and that was with a free pass.

Supreme Olajuwon
01-08-2004, 08:19 PM
The big name chain theaters are like 10 but the family run theaters are like 4 and they have the best movies anyway

Mic Blaze
01-08-2004, 09:39 PM
Well where I live one guy Warren owns like 6 theatres and they have reasonable prices. The 3 main ones Warren Theatres are like $7 for adults,his Movie Machine is $4.50 for adults,Palace East is also $7 and Palace West is $2 all the time but its shows the less recent ones like bout to come out on DVD and often already on DVD movies.

Fox
01-08-2004, 11:26 PM
Jesus christ, all these $10-$13 prices are mind blowing.

Luckily I live in a small town, and it's $4.50 before 6pm and $6.50 after 6pm.