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Triskaidekaphobia

I'm out and about today and sez to myself, I feel like a movie!  I love movies!  I see, like, seventy a year!  Let's go find a movie!

Hey, look!  It's a new animated movie, Despicible Me!  I love animated movies!  Let's go to the movies and see Despicible Me!

I'm there early enough for a matinee showing.  I ask for a ticket to see Despicible Me during a matinee showing at the movies.

$13.

Thir.  FUCKING!  Teen!

I have NEVER paid $13 to see a movie in my life!  I didn't pay that to see Iron Man 2 in the evening at this particular theater a scant two months ago!  And this is a matinee showing!  I don't give a shit about the 3D!  This is price gouging!

I'm sorry, but I'm morally offended by the thought of paying that much to see a movie when for two dollars more, I can get a DVD I can watch as often as I want in the convenience of my own home.

So either I find cheaper theaters, I start waiting for the second runs, or I just rent.  I originally made it economical to see so many movies by simply skipping the concession stand.  Now, that's not even saving me.

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ying_ko_4
Jul. 11th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
It's not price gouging, it is setting a price that they think the market will bear. If enough people go to see the movie at that price then it is obviously not over-priced.

Further, it is not price gouging in the sense that this is not a needful commodity for life and limb. It's a choice in price setting.

Let's us call it what it really is: Greedy

I'm good with that. :-)
sinetimore
Jul. 11th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
Here here, well spoken, Bruce!
mornblade
Jul. 11th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
$13 for a matinee show? That's despicable!

Harvest Moon Drive-In - $6 per person... it's worth driving an hour and a half out of the way and waiting for nightfall.
sinetimore
Jul. 11th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
Preach, brother, preach!
the_disillusion
Jul. 12th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
and in breaking news, 'Despicable Me' doubled expectations, and made $202 million it's opening weekend!

Well, yeah, when you charge $13 for the matinee, then of course you're going to make that. Now come back, and brag when when you've made $600 million on your second weekend.
sinetimore
Jul. 12th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
I would like to see two things:

1) The actual number of tickets sold instead of how much money got pulled in -- I suspect, based on observations about how relatively sparse the theaters are now, that the movies ain't pulling in the people as much as they used to, but upping the ticket prices hides that.

2) Adjustment for inflation. If, say, Dark Knight was released at current ticket prices, what would it's haul be?
the_disillusion
Jul. 13th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
What was 'Dark Knight's' haul to begin with? I know it did well, I just forgot how well it did.
sinetimore
Jul. 14th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Something like $550 mil US, second movie in history to gross over $1 bil worldwide.
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