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(Yahoo)   Movies now cost $14 at a theatre in LA - Blockbuster stock skyrockets   ( divider line
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3204 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Mar 2002 at 1:33 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-14 01:35:07 PM  
Jesus... sooner or later they'll have to start accepting home mortgagaes and first-born children to let people into movies
2002-03-14 01:35:09 PM  
I wouldn't pay $14 Canadian.
2002-03-14 01:35:39 PM  
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Live music is looking better and better.
2002-03-14 01:36:21 PM  
Most crap in theaters isn't even worth renting anymore

14 bucks my arse
2002-03-14 01:37:09 PM  
shouldn't this have the assinine tag?
2002-03-14 01:37:47 PM  
Live music is cheaper?
2002-03-14 01:37:53 PM  
All i want out of a movie theater is so sit and watch a movie without 90% of the audience stuffing their faces, and making loud crunching noises throughout the movie. I dont understand the need for people to eat and watch a movie. I guess its the allure of the seven dollar popcorn.
2002-03-14 01:38:06 PM  
How the hell can you possibly justify 14 dollars for a movie? I think the 7:50 I have to pay is overpriced.
2002-03-14 01:38:07 PM  
Jeez... so I pay $14 for a crappy movie... used to be that the crappy movie was only 1 1/2 hours long.. now they seem to all be pushing 2-3 hours of crap.
2002-03-14 01:38:34 PM  
haaa.... luvs that waReZ...
2002-03-14 01:38:54 PM  
Geez, for that price there should be women taking off their clothes and giving BJ's......

I guess paying actors $20+ million to make these movies, they want to recoup their money and fast!!!!
2002-03-14 01:39:03 PM  
Don't pay it. That's all there is to it. Supply and demand people.
2002-03-14 01:39:08 PM  
Well, at least you save money on the snacks...oh wait..nevermind, I am retarded
2002-03-14 01:39:21 PM  
I'm sick of having to pay for sex after the movie
2002-03-14 01:40:20 PM  
DeadGirl It must be the allure of the $7 popcorn. I have a friend who will get popcorn EVERY time he goes to the movies, even after we've had a HUGE belly busting meal, he STILL has to get over priced popcorn. EVEN when we arrive at a movie late where we miss the previews, he'll miss even the first few minutes of a movie to get his beloved popcorn.
2002-03-14 01:40:20 PM  
Be like Pee Wee...take care of it DURING the movie
2002-03-14 01:41:07 PM  
$75.00 for a tub of popcorn, is it?
2002-03-14 01:41:07 PM  
It's really a shame; the Cinerama Dome was a piece of history.
2002-03-14 01:41:12 PM  
"All i want out of a movie theater is so sit and watch a movie without 90% of the audience stuffing their faces, and making loud crunching noises throughout the movie. I dont understand the need for people to eat and watch a movie. "
LMAO! YES!.... I LOVE YOU ! hahahaha....

or talking....if I paid $14 for a movie and someone continually talked during a foot would be in there ass.

2002-03-14 01:41:14 PM  
Seriously. For the last few years you have to watch pepsi and other BS commercials before the movie.
8 bucks here in NY, I paid enough to not have to deal with advertising.
I'd like to somehow lead a boycott against this. How do you start?
2002-03-14 01:41:18 PM  
The only way I'd pay 14 bux for a movie is if they executed anybody whose cell phone rang during the movie. That would be worth the extra cash.
2002-03-14 01:41:30 PM  
Cyn.. your friend is retarded. Get new friends. End of story.
2002-03-14 01:41:57 PM  
14 bucks is ridiculous.

"Back in my day, we had dollar theaters.."
2002-03-14 01:42:43 PM  
The best way to start a boycot would be to not go to the theatre. At least that is my understanding of how a boycott works.
2002-03-14 01:43:05 PM  
If you bothered to read the article, you'd realize that this is a higher class theater. Reserved seating, multilvl rooms, etc. 14 bucks for 2 hours isnt that bad. I would not go to this theater all the time, but it sounds like a great place to take a date.
2002-03-14 01:43:10 PM  
I agree Spaz..that is the worst, I mean...opps, hold on, my phone is ringing
2002-03-14 01:44:35 PM  
Why are people complaining about the price? There is nothing good to see anyway. Even if there was something good to see just wait for it to come out on DVD and download it for free off of Kazaa or something.
2002-03-14 01:44:58 PM  
Look at all these "added values"!!!

"It is a slightly higher ticket price than other venues but includes substantial added value,"

Plans include an ArcLight speaker series and film exhibits, which patrons will enjoy at no extra cost.

ArcLight parking will be included free-of-charge

stadium seats and concessions are upgraded from conventional multiplex offerings.

plans to offer frequent moviegoers "membership" plans representing a discount on normal ticket pricing.

On the other hand, neither the Bridge nor ArcLight offer seatside waiter services, as is offered in some other deluxe venues.

For that price I expect some hottie to want to fark me in the seats, or at leas give me oral while I'm watching.
2002-03-14 01:45:34 PM  
Twister: "higher class theater".....maybe the seating is nicer, but they are still pushing the same shiatE on the screen!!!
2002-03-14 01:46:00 PM  
Diablopop"It's really a shame; the Cinerama Dome was a piece of history."
the whaa??? we had a theater here in Vegas calle the Cinadome.... was like 12 theaters.....

or do you mean like what Ceasar's Palace has....the Cinamax, a big ass dome shaped theater that's fully speakers, and in 3-d all the time.....very cool there.

2002-03-14 01:46:14 PM  
Where do you people live and what do you do for a living that $14 is a big deal?
2002-03-14 01:46:25 PM  
I joined a film club for $40 that lets me see movies 2-3 weeks before general release for free. After 4 movies I broke even -- I've seen another 5 this year, and will probably see 20-25 by 12/31. The audiences tend to be small in number and mostly white, thus cutting down on the gunplay and yelling at characters on the screen. I strongly recommend all farkers to explore movie club opportunities in their areas. It definitely makes for a much more pleasant and free experience.
2002-03-14 01:46:25 PM  
Just because it's an idea doesn't mean that it's a good one.
2002-03-14 01:46:45 PM  
Well, as an avid movie buff, I would pay $14 as log as

a) Best possible screen (Digital)

b) Best Possible Sound (THX & Loud!)

c) Big-Ass (tm) reclining seats

d) NO Food or Drinks

e) NO Talking (give people who talk the boot

f) Prime seating (i.e. not in the corner craning my neck)

If all of these criteria were met, I'd do it, particularly for films like Star Wars, LotR, or Matrix...

My 2 cents
2002-03-14 01:47:09 PM  
I really don't know what to think. My former mentor was president of one of the companies that works with theater chains to put those Pepsi ads and trivia shiat on the screen before the movie. I don't particularly like the practice, but I can't knock big chains for it because the Fine Arts theaters do it too, except their's is worthwhile trivia and substantive stuff.
2002-03-14 01:47:28 PM  
err.. fully speakerED
2002-03-14 01:47:42 PM  
Please... I wipe my ass with $20 bill every time I take a shiat. $14 is nothing. Although from what Sally Struthers has said it could feed a family of five for like 12 years or something like that. Or was it for the price of a cup of coffee?
2002-03-14 01:47:52 PM  
Warbirds : Well, a higher class flight on an airplane still gets you to the same location. It's all about comfort. I'm from southern california. Believe me, people here like excess, and that's what this theater is marketing. But your right about the same shiat in the movies these days.. /me longs for the good old movies like Glitter
2002-03-14 01:49:44 PM  
Cinerama was the first widescreen format. It used three projectors and the first mutitrack sound system. I think it was opened in 1954.
2002-03-14 01:49:58 PM  
I would pay $14 to see E.T. for the onehundreth time.
2002-03-14 01:50:40 PM  
It's like the old Wheel of Fortune...I'll take the stick of chewing gum for a hundred, Pat.
2002-03-14 01:51:08 PM  
Fark that...I live in LA and I wont pay for that shiat...

But I don't even pay for the movies anyways, so why am I talking?

Oh well, back to downloading Photoshop...
2002-03-14 01:55:16 PM  
Vegasj: the Cinerama Dome is a geodesic dome shaped single theater on Sunset Blvd that was popular for opening week screenings and wide screen rereleases. It's been closed for two years while they redeveloped the surrounding lots.
2002-03-14 01:56:58 PM  
Cinerama Dome.
2002-03-14 01:58:28 PM  
If you have a decent home theater, watching a movie at home is a hundred times better than in a theater. no cell phones, you can pause, rewind, take a leak etc.
The worse a movie does in the box-office, the quicker it comes out on dvd/video.
If everyone stopped going to the movies, we would have everything out on video in like 2 weeks and we could be seeing everything at home.
2002-03-14 01:59:05 PM  
I'd pay $14 for a good movie theater if it was like the old Cinerama theaters that used to be everywhere. You did have some movies made for the 3 projector system but other 70mm movies like 2001 and star wars would play on those screens too. Kicked a$$; better than the postage stamp screens today. Man LOTR would look great on that!
Lucky Seattle.
2002-03-14 02:00:26 PM  
I don't know how much it is here in Arkansas but our theaters have the stadium seating which is nice.
$14 is too damn much to pay for a movie no matter how nice the place is you watch it in. You'll be in the dark, how will you notice how nice it looks.
Screen ads suck.
Popcorn prices are the only way the theater chain makes money back after what they have to pay to rent the movie to show.
I'll go to matinee showings and that's it. No movie is worth paying evening prices for.
2002-03-14 02:03:00 PM  
"we had a theater here in Vegas calle the Cinadome" Isn't that still here? I thought that was on Rainbow, south of Sahara....

Don't mind me..Talk amongst yourselves.
2002-03-14 02:05:07 PM  

four jets just left Nellis AF base and were hualing ass so/so east out of Vegas...

2002-03-14 02:06:16 PM  
"haaa.... luvs that waReZ..."

Yeah! Fark the movies. I haven't been to the movies in ages. Most theater releases are up for download the day they come out. It's great. While everybody crammed the theaters for LOTR and Harry Pothead, I watched them without the crowds of munching morons.

What's worse when watching a movie is the incessant asswipe that constantly asks, 'what did that guy say?', causing you to lose 3 times as much dialogue just thinking about it.

"Who's that guy? What did he say when I said who's that guy?" - HS
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