I keep reading in my Entertainment Weekly, and other movie type magazines and shows that the “summer blockbuster” is not what it used to be. The latest article was that the latest Tom Cruise Movie, “Night and Day” opened to the lowest numbers EVER for a Tom Cruise Action movie. Personally, I thought it looked good, but what I don’t think the movie people out there are considering is the fact that maybe it’s not the movies that people aren’t going to see…that MAYBE it’s the RIDICULOUS price tag of those particular movies!
Almost a year ago I wrote a post letting everyone know that I was boycotting moviet theaters. These days, by me in New York the price of a movie ticket is almost $12!! If just me and my husband go, then it’s $24 plus any popcorn and drinks HE may want to get (I never buy anything from the theater since it’s such a rip off!) . Now, if I just wait a few months, that same movie will be out on DVD for around the same price as our 2 movie tickets, we then get to own the movie, and get to watch it comfortably in our own home.
How about all this 3D hype. Sure it’s kind of cool, but it costs me almost $20 a ticket to go see the movie??? I feel bad for families with kids that want to go see these movies. How could a family of 4 afford it?
Somethings gotta give and I’m not sure what it is. Either actors need to stop requesting 20 million, and/or the studios have to stop paying it! Then maybe they wouldn’t have to charge so much for us to see a movie! Or is it just that the cost of running a theater is going up? If so that’s gotta stop! I think we need to go back to when it was $5 to see a movie! I would be much more willing to go if that were the case.
So…. silly movie statistics people…you need to think about more than dollars and cents when making judgments. Look at our economy people! Who can afford it! I feel bad for all those families who made Toy story 3 one of the top movies this summer! They had to go broke doing so!
Ok…movie theater rant over…you can go on with your day…
Ugh. I totally agree. The movie theatre charges are OUTRAGEOUS.
And 3D? I don’t need it in a movie OR in my television. Don’t get that one either.
I don’t get 3d tv either. who wants to wear those glasses while watching TV? and I personally wear glasses, so at night do I wear glasses over my glasses?? no thank you!
very luckily my boyfriend works at a movie theatre and we get in free all the time but 3D is REALLY worth it! It literally changes the entire movie experience. IMAX 3D will change the way you watch movies forever!
I don’t think it’s really worth it. not for me anyway. I actually don’t like 3D tricks. I saw avatar and liked the subtle nature of that…but i’m not a 3D fan..
I guess the one “benefit” of not living in a major metro area is that our ticket prices aren’t *that* high (yet). Still, we’re perfectly happy to wait for DVD and spend $10 a month on Netflix for the pleasure of having them mailed (or streamed) to us!
I love Netflix! I’m more than happy to do that then go to the movies..
Oh, I totally agree! I used to go see movies all the time. Now, it’s just too expensive. “Night and Day” looks really good, but I’ll be waiting for it to become available on Netflix.
ya i’m going to wait too..but I think movie companies need to take all of that into consideration!
We do matinees & use the discount tickets you get in things like entertainment book. We don’t see grown up movies much and Leah & Matt go to see most kid films because I can’t see 3D and when I can it makes me sick. They enjoy 3D a lot so it works out.
The prices are only going to keep going up. The movie industry posted top profits last year. People may be hurting financially but somehow they still manage to buy hundreds of dollars in fancy phones, computers, video games (sales have not dropped only risen)…people sacrifice for their entertainment.
I am with you. It needs to stop.
On Toy Story 3- it was more than worth the price tag. I grew up on those movies, and Leah has as well. Matt and Leah had a blast going to see it. She still hasn’t stopped talking about it. It is funny because I would not pay that kind of money to see a movie but don’t blink an eye at doing it so Leah can enjoy it.