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Old 07-10-2015, 03:36 PM   #15
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I have wondered over the last few years about many things like this.

Why do they charge so much to go to baseball games, hockey games, basketball games? Why do they pay hockey players, baseball players, basketball players and movie stars so much? Why do cars cost so much, RV so much, etc???

Especially why are CEO's paid so much? Because they charge you $12 for a drink and a small popcorn.

We can vote with our dollars and that is what many are doing. Unfortunately marketing has in many cases overcome common sense. Folks will line up for the latest cell phone especially if the case is a new color!!!
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Go to one of the Matenee times and don't visit the Snack Bar and bring your own bottle of water and enjoy the movie.
THIS ^^^^
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:08 PM   #17
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Went to the movies for the first time in like 10 years and was blown away on the price. Usally just do Red Box thing when it comes out on DVD. But my nieces were in town to visit and wanted to go see In Side Out, so I took them. 28 bucks for 4 matinee tickets, 22 for 2 large popcorns and 2 large drinks, wow about 50 bucks to take 3 kids to the movies

I kept thinking I could have put that in my Dutch Star fund and be way more happerier, but then after the movie they all hugged me and said "Thanks Aunt Jennifer your our favorit" it melted me. That kinda made the cost a bit easyer to deal with, and it was a really good movie. But still thats too much for my blood, not going again thats for sure.
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:17 PM   #18
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Call me a tightwad, I don't care. There ain't NO WAY I'm gonna pay those prices! Maybe that's why I haven't been to a movie in 20 years!
Has not been quite that long for me 2006 I think,, but...

Had to do some searching for this video but..hey..I have met these guys.. They are funny.. and they often sing with a group of ladies that will have you rolling on floor laughing as well.

CAUTION: some of their music you should not listen to for the first time when driving (Danger of rolling on floor of vehicle and loosing control and that would not be a laughing matter)

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Nope, not doing it. Why pay those kinda prices just to have inconsiderate people around that are yakking at each other or have their cell phones going off or the real winner: kids running around or screaming or babies crying.

Besides, much rather read even a bad book than the junk produced these days.

Last movie I went to see was The Search for Spock, that was in Garmisch, GE. You could get great German beer at the concession stand. Course you could get beer at McDonald's as well. LOL
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We went to see San Andreas yesterday for the 2:15 matinee screening and the admission for two was $7.25 each. Not too bad.

Then we went to the concession stand and bought the munchies, which socked us at $27.29.

The bulk of it was the Combo 4, which consisted of a 17 oz. popcorn (the thing was huge and we took the majority of it home), nacho cheese chips, 44 oz. drink, extra jalapenos ($.25). All that was $18.45.

My drink was 22 oz. for 4.50. I got a hot dog for $1.00.

Theaters have to share the movie ticket revenue with the studio. Where they make their money is the refreshment stand.
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That San Andreas was worth the admission at any price. Close to the best special effects I've ever seen. Totally enjoyed it.
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Took the grandson to see the movie "MAX". He wanted a small popcorn and small soda.
$12 for those two items....What The????

I don't mind spending $$ on the RV, but this is gouging.....

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That San Andreas was worth the admission at any price. Close to the best special effects I've ever seen. Totally enjoyed it.
I gave it a B.

The best movie I've seen all year (so far) was Love & Mercy (Brian Wilson docudrama) and the worst was the Poltergeist remake.
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The best movie I've seen all year (so far) was Love & Mercy (Brian Wilson docudrama) and the worst was the Poltergeist remake.

I was referring to special effects. I wouldn't think the Brian Wilson docudrama had much of those
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I haven't been in a theater since when I used to operate the projector. If you look around you won't even see a popcorn popper in the building. They get in in bulk bags, not exactly fresh. I don't think there are any movies that make me want to spend $50 to watch it and the trailers for 1 1/2 hours. I'll wait for to come out on DVD.
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Reading this thread after returning from the theater to watch Self/less with Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds this Friday night!

I'll admit it, I'm spoiled when it comes to watching movies. I have grown up in the Los Angeles metro area, minutes away from Hollywood, and with access to the finest movie theaters in the world.

I frequent discount theater chains and join their "clubs" to get their membership cards, and always load their apps onto my smartphone for deals and free movie ticket and concession stand stuff.

My kids and I also very regularly enjoy watching advance screenings for free, (just fill in a survey form after the movie), and they give free movie passes for attending.
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It's funny how we grip and complain about pricing but don't blink an eye to pay big bucks for what WE LIKE.
8 miles per gallon, I pay 30 to play golf for about four hours if you compare that to the movie price most movies are about two hours that would be 15 bucks.

Took the two grand kids for bowling, two games for the four of us sodas and lunch after 60 BIG DOLLARS. ....But had a great time.

That being said I agree about the cost of things and am very selective in where my moolah goes.

I am a tightwad but working on changing that and not letting it get in the way of enjoying these later years.
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