Do you think movie tickets are over priced?

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Do you think movie tickets are over priced?

JessieDawg JessieDawg
I do
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes!
76
No
4
It could be better but its not bad
5
I wish movies were free
Total votes: 85 (85 voters)
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01/14/2013
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Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
Yes.
01/15/2013
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Yes, very.
01/15/2013
Cowgirl-Cutie Cowgirl-Cutie
Yes I do. Most of the time I find myself waiting until they come to the dollar theater. I'd rather pay the $1.75 there than $9 or more especially if I'm unsure about the movie. I'd hate to pay a lot just to hate it. However, there are some movies I like so much I'll do it and even go back again. I think IMAX prices are getting pretty crazy though!
01/15/2013
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
Movie ticket prices are around $7 here. We usually go to the showing that has the lowest ticket price, which is between 4 and 6 pm at the one theater we go to. We get tickets for $5 during that time. We also regularly get free tickets from another movie theater through their reward program.
01/15/2013
GONE! GONE!
Any time other than matinee, yeah. It's ridiculous considering they make most of their money at the concession stand.
01/15/2013
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I think they are, and W/we don't care for them anyway, W/we watch everything at home.
01/15/2013
travelnurse travelnurse
If they were smart an hour before the movie they should make it half price to fill the theater since they have to play the movie anyway. At least that way they would fill the theater and people may buy some of the overpriced goodies.
01/15/2013
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
I think they are, and W/we don't care for them anyway, W/we watch everything at home.
Indeed... ^^
01/15/2013
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by JessieDawg
I do
Yes-price keeps us from seeing more than a couple films a year.
01/15/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
yeah, definitely over priced.
01/15/2013
Cat E. Cat E.
Yes.
01/15/2013
EmuLove EmuLove
Yeah I only go to the movies when someone gives me free tickets
01/15/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Yes I have not been to the movies in so long because of this. I will only go if it is something I really really want to see.
01/15/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Totally! It shouldn't cost $20 for my husband and I to see a movie!!
01/15/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Definitely, but the snacks are worse.
01/15/2013
Bleu Bleu
No...but I honestly NEVER EVER go to the movies at night. I will go to a movie on Sundays/in the morning, when the prices are a lot cheaper and there are less people going. It can be anywhere from $2-$6 cheaper. So regularly it's about $14, but on those days it is around $8-$10. And when I go see a movie, it's with friends/my mom and it's a good event to go see when you get to.

It's almost a luxury to go to the movies, I agree...but it's the price we pay for wanting to see a movie the way you get to watch them.

My only complaint is the price and quality of the food. You pay $14 to get in, or whatever, then you are confronted with paying $6 for more soda that you can ever drink and like $8 for popcorn...let's not even get started on the candy. I haven't gotten popcorn and a soda in so long at the movies...
01/15/2013
Kirill1171 Kirill1171
Yes!
01/15/2013
bronzelotus bronzelotus
Quote:
Originally posted by JessieDawg
I do
Yes. I only see movies that I ABSOLUTELY can't wait to see on DVD (3-5 movies in a good movie year) and I always choose a matinee showing to save some money.
01/15/2013
plaidvulva plaidvulva
Yes, but I'm told that movie ticket prices are cheaper where I live than most of the USA - so maybe I don't have much reason to complain.
01/15/2013
null null
Yes!
Back when the local theater let the family of those with my dad's job get in free, we went all the time and bought tons of snacks to sort of make up for it to the theater. When they ended that we stopped going as much, and we never buy snacks there any more. The prices went up, by 50%+, and most of the town stopped going there too.
01/15/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
The concessions are the worst though. They'd actually make more at concessions if they priced it normally, I think.
01/15/2013
llellsee llellsee
Definitely, We'd go more often if it didn't cost so much. I need to be pretty certain I'll like a film before I'll go.
01/15/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Yes.

I worked at a movie theater for over a year and I thought they were very over-priced even though our tickets were some of the cheapest ones in the area.

What's sad is that most movie theaters don't get a big percentage of the ticket sales... which is why concessions are so expensive. It's so they can make up for what they miss out in the ticket sales.
01/15/2013
Gdom Gdom
You people are complaining about $8-10 tickets? Man, I'd kill for those prices. Theaters in Manhattan will charge upwards of $14 per ticket!
01/15/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
Definitely overpriced. I'd go more often.
01/15/2013
Gary Gary
Considering inflation, competition, and the general evolution of a movie house - I think movie prices are fine. (The movie theaters are constantly putting in new carpet, upgrading to the latest sound systems, going from analog projectors, to digital, to 3-D just to keep their audience from going to the next theater down the road).

I do think that the concession prices are out of hand, but, but again after reading a lot about the modern trends with theaters, turns out the concession stand is often where the theater recoups and profits. It's business like anything else.

Here is an interesting list that I found on the National Association of Theater Owners Association website, of yearly average ticket prices going back to 1948.
01/15/2013
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Yes I think they are way over-priced!
01/15/2013
TrenchcoatHunters TrenchcoatHunters
Quote:
Originally posted by JessieDawg
I do
Yes!
01/15/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
I haven't been to the movie theater in at least 3 or 4 years. It's not worth the price for me.
01/15/2013
Total posts: 63
Unique posters: 62