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2013-05-22 10:14:13 PM
So $10.40?

That seems kind of dumb.
 
2013-05-22 11:19:39 PM
its to pay for the cancerous fake butter insurance
 
2013-05-22 11:20:22 PM
I'm a Landmark kinda customer so meh.
 
2013-05-22 11:29:38 PM
A 4% increase isn't that bad, just to keep up with inflation and give them a chance to give raises across the board to their hardworking employees.  But the price was unnecessarily high in the first place, and there's no way they are passing the increase in price on to their employees' paychecks.
 
2013-05-22 11:29:39 PM

thisiszombocom: its to pay for the cancerous fake butter insurance


You left out the word delicious.
 
2013-05-22 11:31:44 PM
You have to be farking kidding me.  That's a crown move bro.
 
2013-05-22 11:34:01 PM

unlikely: So $10.40?

That seems kind of dumb.


It's an across the board average for all screen types and all times and all types of tickets in all of their locations across 42 states and DC, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.
 
2013-05-22 11:34:06 PM
One year from now: "FIVE MOVIES HAVE BROKEN BOX OFFICE RECORDS!!!!1!!!11!!!!!"
 
2013-05-22 11:36:37 PM

jaytkay: I'm a Landmark kinda customer so meh.


Same price, worse audio, better movies.

/wish they would offer discount card in packs of fewer than fricking 50 - used to be 5 for $20 then 5 for $25 now 50 for $400 or so
 
2013-05-22 11:40:13 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm

/Approves of this classical Heel Tactic
 
2013-05-22 11:41:37 PM

AliceBToklasLives: jaytkay: I'm a Landmark kinda customer so meh.

Same price, worse audio, better movies.

/wish they would offer discount card in packs of fewer than fricking 50 - used to be 5 for $20 then 5 for $25 now 50 for $400 or so


(Actually 25 for $200. Still that's a years worth of Netflix and Hulu which for me equals 200 movies plus tons of tv show)
 
2013-05-22 11:49:20 PM
At this point I'm starting to think the movie companies are actively pushing people to piracy. I don't know to what end, but goddamn it's as if they're just begging you to go download the movie instead.
 
2013-05-22 11:50:49 PM
I'm ok with because I go out to the movies once or twice a year. But I can see why families or or frequent movie goers would be upset.
 
2013-05-22 11:54:21 PM
Hey! Cool, so that's 4 more percent I'll save by watching the movie on my large flat-screen tv in the comfort of my own living room with reasonably priced snacks.
 
2013-05-23 12:00:06 AM

HotWingAgenda: A 4% increase isn't that bad, just to keep up with inflation and give them a chance to give raises across the board to their hardworking employees.  But the price was unnecessarily high in the first place, and there's no way they are passing the increase in price on to their employees' paychecks.


"Coin toss is fair.
For the 9,982nd year in a row, upper management chooses to receive."
 
2013-05-23 12:08:38 AM

Esroc: At this point I'm starting to think the movie companies are actively pushing people to piracy. I don't know to what end, but goddamn it's as if they're just begging you to go download the movie instead.


Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hey! Cool, so that's 4 more percent I'll save by watching the movie on my large flat-screen tv in the comfort of my own living room with reasonably priced snacks.


Grandpa, tell us more about what movie theaters were!
 
2013-05-23 12:12:22 AM
You are going to charge me more for a ticket and $6.00 for a medium popcorn? Fark you, I'll wait for PPV or rent on iTunes.
 
2013-05-23 12:14:36 AM

flamingboar: I'm ok with because I go out to the movies once or twice a year. But I can see why families or or frequent movie goers would be upset.


Yeah, I just don't see spending $50 or more after snacks so my family and I can spend two hours in a room full of teenagers and people dicking around on their phones, hoping to be able to hear what's going on in the actual movie. That and my kids wouldn't sit still that long anyway, cause they're little, and I don't want to piss other people off.

Still, even when they're older, the other crap is still going to be there, and that's a good chunk of change to drop for a couple of hours   of at most mediocre entertainment.

/Can't remember the last movie I saw in a theatre
//Yay Netflix
///Old may have something to do with it
 
2013-05-23 12:15:36 AM

PizzaJedi81: thisiszombocom: its to pay for the cancerous fake butter insurance

You left out the word delicious.


Delicious is implied when talking about fake cancerous foods.
 
2013-05-23 12:18:19 AM

Gleeman: Esroc: At this point I'm starting to think the movie companies are actively pushing people to piracy. I don't know to what end, but goddamn it's as if they're just begging you to go download the movie instead.

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hey! Cool, so that's 4 more percent I'll save by watching the movie on my large flat-screen tv in the comfort of my own living room with reasonably priced snacks.

Grandpa, tell us more about what movie theaters were!


Well kids, it was a magical place where you could buy candy at a 1000% markup, have your peripheral vision teased by teens and soccermoms on cellphones and then got to listen to black families talk to the screen!  ooooo!
 
2013-05-23 12:20:19 AM
One day, they're going to go variable pricing for movies. The Dodgers finally did that this year, after the Angels and other teams have done it for years. Basically, Friday night games against the Giants are more expensive than weekday games against the Pirates. And not just from the scalpers, the actual face value is now variable. Movies will go this way too. Iron Man 3, Star Trek, Man of Steel? $15, $25 for 3D-IMAX. Before Midnight? $5. There must be some studio contract that forbids this practice, but someday they'll have to consider it.
 
2013-05-23 12:20:50 AM
Eh, I always watch movies at Carmike.

/sister is GM
//free everything, pretty much
///occasionally get to help preview a movie
 
2013-05-23 12:21:11 AM

EngineerAU: PizzaJedi81: thisiszombocom: its to pay for the cancerous fake butter insurance

You left out the word delicious.

Delicious is implied when talking about fake cancerous foods.


I'll give you that one.

Damn it, now I want some overpriced, cancerous deliciousness.
 
2013-05-23 12:24:18 AM
I used to live in Boise, ID where Regal was the only game in town. You want to see a current major release? You have either Regal 21 IMAX or Regal 9 Downtown. There is the Majestic, but the less said about them, the better. I'd been conditioned to just go the the Regal for ten years. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area a few years ago and, until recently, I kept this pattern going. A few months ago there was something I wanted to see that was only playing in a Century theater a bit down the road. "Well, okay then, I guess I'll try them out." Holy shiat. Regal constantly drops the ball on their presentations and does nothing about the talkers and texters*. Century was dead farking serious about it when their little pre-movie snipe said, "Don't be the person we ask to leave the auditorium, because we will." I've been to one show at Century (and I do Friday/Saturday night a lot) that had a texting problem, and I can only assume that it was dealt with by a team of mind control-weilding ninjas, because the kids were escorted out within minutes of the phones coming out with nary a major disturbance. I regularly go to three different Century theaters around here now and there hasn't been a single problem with talkers or texters, whereas Regal has at least two per show. After discovering that Regal's unofficial official policy is to just let people do whatever they want and avoid refunds at all costs while Century's is just a step below Shoot On Sight, I think I know why. So fark Regal and their price increase, the area Century theaters are cheaper and more pleasant to see a movie at.

*There was a family at a horror movie I went to once that had several kids of an inappropriate age with them, including a 2 or 3 year old. They wouldn't stop talking and texting and the 2 year old had no interest in the movie. After a good half hour of wandering the theater and bugging everyone, the kid was finally set down on mommy's lap and given her phone so she could watch Yo Gabba Gabba at full volume and brightness. I finally left to complain, but the managers were too scared to do anything about it because daddy was a cholo. Enough people finally complained that the main manager came in and threw them all out, but that was about ten minutes from the end of the movie, after most people left. However, this is common for any situation where they may have to confront anyone about their shiatty behavior.
 
2013-05-23 12:29:18 AM

Trocadero: One day, they're going to go variable pricing for movies. The Dodgers finally did that this year, after the Angels and other teams have done it for years. Basically, Friday night games against the Giants are more expensive than weekday games against the Pirates. And not just from the scalpers, the actual face value is now variable. Movies will go this way too. Iron Man 3, Star Trek, Man of Steel? $15, $25 for 3D-IMAX. Before Midnight? $5. There must be some studio contract that forbids this practice, but someday they'll have to consider it.


My local Rave Cinema has discount Wednesdays, $5 for a digital, $8 for the Real3D, $10 for IMAX 3D during matinee showings. Makes going to the movies bearable. Saw Star Trek: Into Darkness today in IMAX 3D... It was done well for a 3D movie, especially the opening part... I instinctively tried to dodge a couple things coming 'out' of the screen.
 
2013-05-23 12:30:29 AM
I'll start going to the theaters again when they legalize cell jammers in them.
 
2013-05-23 12:44:31 AM

buzzcut73: flamingboar: I'm ok with because I go out to the movies once or twice a year. But I can see why families or or frequent movie goers would be upset.

Yeah, I just don't see spending $50 or more after snacks so my family and I can spend two hours in a room full of teenagers and people dicking around on their phones, hoping to be able to hear what's going on in the actual movie. That and my kids wouldn't sit still that long anyway, cause they're little, and I don't want to piss other people off.

Still, even when they're older, the other crap is still going to be there, and that's a good chunk of change to drop for a couple of hours   of at most mediocre entertainment.

/Can't remember the last movie I saw in a theatre
//Yay Netflix
///Old may have something to do with it


The annoying glow from people's phones certainly makes me think some very evil thoughts....( eg. stuff that would put me in prison for 30+ years...)
 
2013-05-23 12:44:37 AM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: One year from now: "FIVE MOVIES HAVE BROKEN BOX OFFICE RECORDS!!!!1!!!11!!!!!"


Subtitle: "Movie execs puzzled that ticket revenue figures don't match theater attendance numbers."
 
2013-05-23 12:45:03 AM

Trocadero: One day, they're going to go variable pricing for movies. The Dodgers finally did that this year, after the Angels and other teams have done it for years. Basically, Friday night games against the Giants are more expensive than weekday games against the Pirates. And not just from the scalpers, the actual face value is now variable. Movies will go this way too. Iron Man 3, Star Trek, Man of Steel? $15, $25 for 3D-IMAX. Before Midnight? $5. There must be some studio contract that forbids this practice, but someday they'll have to consider it.


Huh? That's already here. Prices at a local theatre vary: $6.50 matinee, $10.00 regular showing, $13.50 3D, $16.50 IMAX 3D.
 
2013-05-23 12:46:52 AM
CEO Amy Miles seems confident that consumers will continue to flock to theaters,...

That's why I don't go to movies anymore, bunch of birds chirping away.
 
2013-05-23 12:50:10 AM
... You do realize that going to see a movie at a theater is *voluntary*, right?

If you don't like it, don't buy tickets.

And movies are still darn cheap compared to a live performance (orchestra, dance, play, rock band, etc). No real point here, I take the family out to a play once or twice a year, I like to support the arts & give the kids some culture...
 
2013-05-23 01:33:59 AM

chewielouie: Trocadero: One day, they're going to go variable pricing for movies. The Dodgers finally did that this year, after the Angels and other teams have done it for years. Basically, Friday night games against the Giants are more expensive than weekday games against the Pirates. And not just from the scalpers, the actual face value is now variable. Movies will go this way too. Iron Man 3, Star Trek, Man of Steel? $15, $25 for 3D-IMAX. Before Midnight? $5. There must be some studio contract that forbids this practice, but someday they'll have to consider it.

Huh? That's already here. Prices at a local theatre vary: $6.50 matinee, $10.00 regular showing, $13.50 3D, $16.50 IMAX 3D.


I think he meant the price would vary depending on how good the movie is.  Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen?  Top shelf pricing.  Jack Black farting on some SNL burnout's face?  Some pocket lint and a Canadian nickel.
 
2013-05-23 02:21:01 AM
Meh. I am happier to spend 20 bucks a ticket to have a large seat, 30 people max in the balcony and "would you like another drink ? " from the usher/usherette at Muvico.
Last time I tried regal they had the lights on for half an hour into the Two Towers. And then the a/c cut out ...
yeah, nice move, regal.

 

Jizz Master Zero: I used to live in Boise, ID


I still miss the Egyptian , and I havent lived in boise for > 30 years
 
2013-05-23 02:31:51 AM

alienated: Jizz Master Zero: I used to live in Boise, ID

I still miss the Egyptian , and I havent lived in boise for > 30 years


*Sigh* I loved that place. The last thing I saw there was a midnight Halloween showing of Heavy Metal with a midnight shadowcast of Repo: The Genetic Opera the night before. So much fun.
 
2013-05-23 02:43:47 AM
They are already the most expensive theater in our area. Then they want you to pay more to see the commercials.  Now for what it costs for 2 to see a movie at a theater you can wait a bit and buy the DVD with the popcorn costing 25¢ and you can watch it in the comfort of your own home wearing what you want - or not. I took my wife yesterday to see two movies, "Olympus is Down", and Star Trek in IMAX. We had popcorn and tap water for snacks. We paid senior rates. It cost around $100!
 
2013-05-23 02:44:33 AM

Trocadero: One day, they're going to go variable pricing for movies. The Dodgers finally did that this year, after the Angels and other teams have done it for years. Basically, Friday night games against the Giants are more expensive than weekday games against the Pirates. And not just from the scalpers, the actual face value is now variable. Movies will go this way too. Iron Man 3, Star Trek, Man of Steel? $15, $25 for 3D-IMAX. Before Midnight? $5. There must be some studio contract that forbids this practice, but someday they'll have to consider it.


The problem with that is most theaters don't have the staffing to verify that you actually went into the movie you paid for. There's just no way to make that concept work in a modern multiplex without hiring more staff, which would probably increase prices overall.
 
2013-05-23 03:10:50 AM
I guess I'll continue not going to movie theaters I never heard of before just now.
 
2013-05-23 03:54:02 AM

Mad_Radhu: Trocadero: One day, they're going to go variable pricing for movies. The Dodgers finally did that this year, after the Angels and other teams have done it for years. Basically, Friday night games against the Giants are more expensive than weekday games against the Pirates. And not just from the scalpers, the actual face value is now variable. Movies will go this way too. Iron Man 3, Star Trek, Man of Steel? $15, $25 for 3D-IMAX. Before Midnight? $5. There must be some studio contract that forbids this practice, but someday they'll have to consider it.

The problem with that is most theaters don't have the staffing to verify that you actually went into the movie you paid for. There's just no way to make that concept work in a modern multiplex without hiring more staff, which would probably increase prices overall.


A) they usually have security cameras these days, especially after Aurora.
B) ticket takers should be age-profiling like crazy. Dumb shiat teenagers aren't seeing the aching tragedy about a senile couple dying old together. Unless they dress like old snooty geeks; scarves, sweater vests, long skirts, brown, boring shoes, etc.
 
2013-05-23 04:32:04 AM

AliceBToklasLives: AliceBToklasLives: jaytkay: I'm a Landmark kinda customer so meh.

Same price, worse audio, better movies.

/wish they would offer discount card in packs of fewer than fricking 50 - used to be 5 for $20 then 5 for $25 now 50 for $400 or so

(Actually 25 for $200. Still that's a years worth of Netflix and Hulu which for me equals 200 movies plus tons of tv show)


I so LOOOOOVE my 20€-a-month unlimited pass to all Gaumont and Pathé cinemas, as well as about 20 other small cinemas in my city.

Wow, look at that, they are displaying Lawrence of Arabia this week-end, and it's in one of the participating locations !
 
2013-05-23 04:36:21 AM

padraig: Wow, look at that, they are displaying Lawrence of Arabia this week-end, and it's in one of the participating locations !


YOU ! You are a very lucky person. Nice . Thats not meant on a nameplay for the town .
 
2013-05-23 06:46:49 AM

StopLurkListen: ... You do realize that going to see a movie at a theater is *voluntary*, right?

If you don't like it, don't buy tickets.

And movies are still darn cheap compared to a live performance (orchestra, dance, play, rock band, etc). No real point here, I take the family out to a play once or twice a year, I like to support the arts & give the kids some culture...


Considering the last play I went to (Book of Mormon) was $300 a ticket they aren't even in the same class of entertainment.

If movies want to be considered family friendly event a family of 4 needs to be able to go to a show for under $100. In most major cities a 4% raise will push them over that for tickets and concessions. If movies want to be special events like going to a play that is fine but I don't think they do.
 
2013-05-23 07:36:30 AM

I doubt Hollywood is worried about the decline in American movie goers. North America is becoming less and less relevant for movie studios anyway.  Look how often blockbusters open outside the U.S. Movies are making upwards of 75% of their gross from outside the U.S.  China is becoming the next big market and already is influencing how movies are being made, getting Chinese scenes and actors added into "international cuts".

So for now, they can keep jacking up the price to offset people not going and look elsewhere for the big money.

 
2013-05-23 07:50:17 AM

Carth: If movies want to be considered family friendly event a family of 4 needs to be able to go to a show for under $100. In most major cities a 4% raise will push them over that for tickets and concessions. If movies want to be special events like going to a play that is fine but I don't think they do.


RHAAAA ! You don't have to go to the concession stand, you know !
 
2013-05-23 07:57:56 AM

padraig: Carth: If movies want to be considered family friendly event a family of 4 needs to be able to go to a show for under $100. In most major cities a 4% raise will push them over that for tickets and concessions. If movies want to be special events like going to a play that is fine but I don't think they do.

RHAAAA ! You don't have to go to the concession stand, you know !


They sell "package tickets" for an extra $2 here that include a kids size popcorn and drink. It is easier to spend the $4  for the kids than stop at CVS on the way and spend $3 on the same thing.
 
2013-05-23 07:58:32 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hey! Cool, so that's 4 more percent I'll save by watching the movie on my large flat-screen tv in the comfort of my own living room with reasonably priced snacks.


Ditto.
 
2013-05-23 08:05:17 AM

Carth: padraig: Carth: If movies want to be considered family friendly event a family of 4 needs to be able to go to a show for under $100. In most major cities a 4% raise will push them over that for tickets and concessions. If movies want to be special events like going to a play that is fine but I don't think they do.

RHAAAA ! You don't have to go to the concession stand, you know !

They sell "package tickets" for an extra $2 here that include a kids size popcorn and drink. It is easier to spend the $4  for the kids than stop at CVS on the way and spend $3 on the same thing.


Still, even if the base-price for the ticket is 10 bucks, that's still far from 100 dollars for a family of four.
 
2013-05-23 08:21:12 AM

padraig: Carth: padraig: Carth: If movies want to be considered family friendly event a family of 4 needs to be able to go to a show for under $100. In most major cities a 4% raise will push them over that for tickets and concessions. If movies want to be special events like going to a play that is fine but I don't think they do.

RHAAAA ! You don't have to go to the concession stand, you know !

They sell "package tickets" for an extra $2 here that include a kids size popcorn and drink. It is easier to spend the $4  for the kids than stop at CVS on the way and spend $3 on the same thing.

Still, even if the base-price for the ticket is 10 bucks, that's still far from 100 dollars for a family of four.


$11 a ticket for a matinee (which they don't offer on weekends) $14 for a non-3d film on weekends (16 with the popcorn package)  $60 for tickets and $4 a person for subway tickets to/from the theater makes it $76 for a family of four. We're not at the $100 level yet but we're getting closer.

.  Still cheaper than when we lived  in Toronto where it was $20 a ticket for Imax.
 
2013-05-23 08:57:24 AM
It's just to match the % raises all of the general population get at their jobs.  Oh, wait. I forgot "raise" has joined the lexicon of labor-related words of past. Now it sits right next to "pension."
 
2013-05-23 09:55:47 AM
I prefer Cinemark. They have a discount for the first showing of a movie each day. Here, it's a $5.50 instead of the matinee price of $6.50. It's not much, but I see eight movies a month, so it works well for me.
 
2013-05-23 10:16:57 AM

Trocadero: One day, they're going to go variable pricing for movies. The Dodgers finally did that this year, after the Angels and other teams have done it for years. Basically, Friday night games against the Giants are more expensive than weekday games against the Pirates. And not just from the scalpers, the actual face value is now variable. Movies will go this way too. Iron Man 3, Star Trek, Man of Steel? $15, $25 for 3D-IMAX. Before Midnight? $5. There must be some studio contract that forbids this practice, but someday they'll have to consider it.


Makes sense. They could also lower the price of a movie throughout its run, so that $15 Iron Man 3 ticket becomes $12, then $10, then $7 after it's been out for six weeks. Currently we have a "dollar theater" in my city that shows movies for $1 on Tuesdays and as much as $2.50 on Saturdays, but it takes about three months for most movies to get there. An intermediate gradient of the time/price function would fill a potentially new market.
 
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