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(Deadline)   The day after Spielberg and Lucas announce the future of cinema will mean $50 tickets, Paramount says the future is now with $50 mega tickets for WWZ   (deadline.com) divider line 253
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2013-06-14 10:42:08 AM  
Going to a movie is the most basic date night. Date night is not going away. People used to scoff at $15 tickets. You will go to $50 movies and you will like it.
 
2013-06-14 10:42:26 AM  
My roomates ben draggin me to the movies the past year. I dont mind so much when she pays. At my old job I used to get free movie passes so that was nice. But th thing I hated most, stated by others, is people just not knowing how to shut the fark up and put their phones away. My old neighborhood was rather "diverse" and I stopped going to the movies there because there was always people there translating the movie into spanish. It was annoying.
 
2013-06-14 10:42:48 AM  

thecpt: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

What's a trailer!?


It's a thing you hook up to your vehicle to move things, but that's not important now.
 
2013-06-14 10:43:10 AM  
Frances Ha was pretty good.
 
2013-06-14 10:43:31 AM  
I'll be buying a ticket to something else, so those bastards who ruined an incredible story won't see a dime of it.

Bastards.
 
2013-06-14 10:43:33 AM  
Things will cost more in the future! Harrumph harrumph harrumph. Still, seems like awhile before they get that high, but hey who knows? Pretty sure if you told your grandparents 40 years ago movies were going to cost $12 they wouldn't believe it either.

/"I haven't been to the theater in 6 years"...is that the new "I don't even own a TV"?
 
2013-06-14 10:44:22 AM  

Sybarite: I wouldn't pay a plug nickel to see that piece of crap.


They'd have to pay me $50 to see that crap, and then I'll still have to think about it...

CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years. That's not going to change any time soon.


I haven't been since 2005. The only exception to that was when my mate dragged me to go and see the late night premier of Ironman 3D. I couldn't believe they were charging £25 farking pounds for that 3d, dark, blurry crapfest.

I won't be going back to a cinema any time soon or in the future.

oldfarthenry: $50? That's more than my internet bill (which coincidentally will save me a LOT of movie ticket money in the future).


That's enough to pay for my internet and line rental for 2 months. I can download to my hearts content plus I can get all the porn I can handle (ooh err!)...

I remember paying between 80p to £3.50 to watch a film back in the day... I feel old... Get off my lawn...
 
2013-06-14 10:45:26 AM  
i've almost completely given up on seeing movies in theaters.  i just don't see the point anymore.  movies come out on dvd in less than four months and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.  and sometimes the dvds are cheaper than a theater ticket anyway.  watching a dvd in my own living room is about 100x as enjoyable as going to a crowded theater.
 
2013-06-14 10:47:52 AM  

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


It's Fark. They thought Iron Man and The Avengers would suck based solely on the trailers.
 
2013-06-14 10:48:35 AM  

Vodka Zombie: I am pretty much done with theaters.

Sure, I don't have the best home theater set-up, but at least I'm not paying a heap of cash to sit next to some asshole teenager with a cellphone addiction and an incessant urge to babble-away until the ritalin wears off.


I like to go on off nights, to the late show to avoid crowds.  Yeah, it's pricey, but I still enjoy the whole "big screen, big sound" experience.  And with my points card I get roughly every 3rd movie ticket for free.

I'm eager to try out the new premium theatres coming to my city.  Big, comfy lazy-boy-style seats are arranged in pairs with a small table in between, they recline (as do many already), they offer in-seat food service, reserved seating, and a liquor licence.  The $25.00+ price and "no minors" policy will keep out the riff-raff and to me it will be worth it.

The closest thing we have right now is an UltraAVX with a pub, good fod, reserved seating and comfy, reclining chairs.  Unfortunately it's not much more expensive than a regular ticket, so the teeny-bopper crowd can still be an issue.

I was pleased to see the place send a guy through a couple of times, though, making sure no one was yapping or texting away during the film.
 
2013-06-14 10:49:23 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.

Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.


Knew a guy that would save his popcorn bag for reuse that way. He got busted because he had a bag from a month earlier (it didn't have the current summer blockbuster on it).
 
2013-06-14 10:50:19 AM  
The only way I'd pay $50 to watch a movie would be if I get the whole theater to myself.
 
2013-06-14 10:50:20 AM  
Anyone paying $50 to watch that p.o.s. deserves to get fleeced.
 
2013-06-14 10:52:18 AM  

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


I know, I too am an idiot and have no idea about a movie's quality even if everything about it is obviously utterly ridiculous.
 
2013-06-14 10:53:24 AM  

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


So you watched the trailer and thought "Wow, that'd totally be worth $50 to see it"?
 
2013-06-14 10:57:37 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years.

DLP projector. 100" screen. 7.1 surround. Cheap food & booze.

And patience.

Don't need to see it NOW!


Yep, putting in a projector 7 years ago was the best thing I ever did.  It was cheaper than plasma's at that time, too.  Booze and more with movies is awesome.
 
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2013-06-14 10:58:29 AM  

RickN99: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

So you watched the trailer and thought "Wow, that'd totally be worth $50 to see it"?


I saw the trailer (months ago) and thought "Gee, that isn't like Max Brooks' novel at all".

No.  I don't think it will even be worth an Amazon rental.
 
2013-06-14 10:58:54 AM  

RickN99: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

So you watched the trailer and thought "Wow, that'd totally be worth $50 to see it"?


No.  The $50 is ludicrous, but I do think it will be worth the 5 bucks I am going to pay to see it.
 
2013-06-14 10:59:14 AM  
FTA: "going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks" in the future.

Are they actually trying to encourage piracy of movies?
 
2013-06-14 10:59:31 AM  
I think you guys are overlooking the fact that it's a $75 value.
 
2013-06-14 11:00:16 AM  
Where I live in the Midwest, people are usually pretty quiet during movies, so I don't have to deal with the crowd element.  Ticket prices don't bother me up to about $15, and my wife and I eat before the movie, so it's not like we're getting killed on snacks (we get cokes, though, because we smuggle in rum).

Once those ticket prices start creeping up above $20, though, I'm out.  It's that simple.

The summer blockbusters are always out on Bluray by Christmas, the Christmas movies are out by spring.  We have a nice home setup, a good-sized HD tv with a good surround system.

Moderately priced movie tickets=me and my wife going to 7-8 movies per year.  Expensive tickets=me and my wife going to 1-2 movies per year.  We can't be the only ones.
 
2013-06-14 11:01:44 AM  

PsyLord: FTA: "going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks" in the future.

Are they actually trying to encourage piracy of movies?


Tinfoil hat time.  Now that the NSA snooping info is out the studios know who is pirating.  They want you to pirate more because as a hedge against backlack of higher movie prices the studios bought up a bunch of private prisons.  WATCH OUR MOVIES AT INFLATED PRICES OR GO TO PRISON - that we own.
 
2013-06-14 11:01:50 AM  
Came for the small popcorn wtf...

weknowmemes.com
 
2013-06-14 11:02:13 AM  

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: but I do think it will be worth the 5 bucks I am going to pay to see it.


It's nice that they have movie theaters in Cambodia.
 
2013-06-14 11:03:07 AM  
$50 for an advanced screening, fancy 3d glasses, and a free copy of the movie isn't a bad deal, assuming you want those things.

Personally I've started directing my business at the high end theaters.  Lazyboy type seats, big screens, some will serve you booze and food while you watch the movie. Generally you have fewer idiots talking to the screen and no pathetic teenagers texting the entire movie.
 
2013-06-14 11:03:12 AM  
$50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?
 
2013-06-14 11:09:09 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: $50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?


Hot, buttery ones.
 
2013-06-14 11:09:53 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: $50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?



The girl? Sorry, that's the platinum plus package.
 
2013-06-14 11:10:15 AM  

Vodka Zombie: I am pretty much done with theaters.

Sure, I don't have the best home theater set-up, but at least I'm not paying a heap of cash to sit next to some asshole teenager with a cellphone addiction and an incessant urge to babble-away until the ritalin wears off.



Couldn't agree more. Even with my modest 46" plasma, I would so much rather watch a movie at home than drive to the theater, park, pay 30 bucks, and cram into a theater just to listen to some asshole chew popcorn in my ear. I don't like conflict with strangers, but last time, this asshole was slurping an icee so obnoxiously, I literally turned around and asked him "are you drinking that, or doing you impression of the world's sloppiest horse blow job?"
 
2013-06-14 11:10:52 AM  
is this the thread where people who don't own TVs let us know they also don't go to the movies?

yup.
 
2013-06-14 11:12:25 AM  

NutWrench: Well, let's see what's playing at the local theater:

Man of Steel.     Maybe
Man of Steel 3D:     No
This Is The End:     No
The Internship:     No
The Purge:     No
Now You See Me:     No
Fast & Furious 6:     hell No
After Earth:     Aww, hell no
Epic:      And . . .  no.

Must be "piracy" that's costing the studios all that money.


Absolutely.  It has NOTHING to do with the quality of movies absolutely SUCKING.
Seriously, Hollywood needs to build a resort where all drugs (LSD, Heroin, DMT, Pot, etc) is legal and send writers there.  Let them trip balls (sure a few may OD) and then write up some original creative work.  Who knows, it might actually end up worth watching!
 
2013-06-14 11:12:45 AM  

skozlaw: NutWrench: This Is The End: No

You're a bad person on the inside, aren't you? This looks pretty damn funny, despite the cast.

NutWrench: Fast & Furious 6: hell No

Surprisingly, this one is actually getting pretty good reviews. It's not the type of movie I'd pay the outrageous fee to see in theaters, but apparently if you just want some goofy action fun, it hits the nail on the head.


People should be divided into two categories: people who can vote and people who paid to see ANY fast & furious in the theatre (no vote).

/Finnegan
 
2013-06-14 11:13:18 AM  
This thing stinks so bad that they're afraid the DVD/Blu-rays won't even sell.
 
2013-06-14 11:14:01 AM  

PsyLord: FTA: "going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks" in the future.

Are they actually trying to encourage piracy of movies?


You wonder if it is part of their plans to claim in the future: "Well our piracy tracking experts suggest ten times as many people as are currently alive pirate each of our movies, and assuming they would all have gone to opening night and paid $150 each if they weren't thieving scumbags then we would have made more money than the entire economy of the world for the entire of history every time we release a movie"
 
2013-06-14 11:16:51 AM  

vbob: [www.theblindcard.com image 674x466]

The more you tighten your grip, Moguls, the more moviegoers will slip through your fingers.


Arrrr matey!
 
2013-06-14 11:17:07 AM  

silverjets: The only way I'd pay $50 to watch a movie would be if I get the whole theater to myself.


At $50 a pop, you probably would...
 
2013-06-14 11:19:06 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.

Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.

Haven't done that in years, but the kids and wife are out of town this week so I may make tomorrow movie marathon day for me and see how long I can stay before they kick me out.

Few years back it was from around 11 until finally at 7 they figured out my schtick



Wow. You are one cheap bastard.

A cunning cheap bastard.

I salute you.
 
2013-06-14 11:19:38 AM  

Funbags: silverjets: The only way I'd pay $50 to watch a movie would be if I get the whole theater to myself.

At $50 a pop, you probably would...


Or at the very least, you should get a table like the old nightclubs from the 60's.
 
2013-06-14 11:19:41 AM  
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In the future you will pay between 10 to 13 dollars for a movie ticket.
 
2013-06-14 11:20:06 AM  

skozlaw: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

I don't think you understand the concept of film trailers.



Exactly. If someone sets a dinner plate in front of me piled high with something that looks and smells exactly like dog shiat, I'm not going to eat the whole thing to find out for certain if it is.
 
2013-06-14 11:20:57 AM  
*WARNING* or all this shiat will go straight to Cable!!

(read between the lines) (jobs will be lost!) (theatre distributor cabal will go out of business!) (oh noes)

Hey, George?  Between my HDGoPro Hero3 and some software I got a studio in my Macbook Pro. Whaddya think of that?
 
2013-06-14 11:21:14 AM  

simplicimus: Hmmm. $50 now or $1 in 6 months? Hard choice.


THIS.
The movie business has their timetable and so does my family.
Summer blockbusters in October, in our house on our own terms.
 
kab
2013-06-14 11:21:29 AM  

mcmnky: is this the thread where people who don't own TVs let us know they also don't go to the movies?

yup.


No, this is the thread where folks who own tv's say that going to a theater is a waste of time and money.
 
2013-06-14 11:23:44 AM  
I thought $20 3-D movies would flop, but the public eats that sh*t up.
So my guess is, they're right.
 
2013-06-14 11:23:49 AM  

kab: mcmnky: is this the thread where people who don't own TVs let us know they also don't go to the movies?

yup.

No, this is the thread where folks who own tv's say that going to a theater is a waste of time and money.


Yup.
 
2013-06-14 11:24:53 AM  
On the other hand, Lucas bet on DIVX instead of DVD and we know how that turned out.
 
2013-06-14 11:25:24 AM  

Saborlas: If I spend an additional $100, can I get a soda with all that?

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A medium soda, yes.  You can upgrade for a large for only $25 more.
 
2013-06-14 11:25:49 AM  

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


It is quite possible that if I had never heard of the original source material, I might really like the movie.

Since I know what this movie could have been had they chosen to not shiat all over said source material until it was unrecognizable, I have no choice but to be pissed off about it.
 
2013-06-14 11:26:37 AM  
Wow, just think if they made it just like the book.  They might have sold some of these premo tickets.  I know I'd consider it.
 
2013-06-14 11:27:49 AM  
Netflix and a projector. Priceless.

The hard part is patience but once you get yourself trained it's really quite easy. The wife and I will still go see 1-3 movies a year but usually I come away from them wishing I'd waited for Netflix.
 
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