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Re: How Much Does It Cost to Go to a Movie Now?


@cherry wrote:

I knew a guy that managed a theater complex. He said they made no money off the film, and what keeps them going is the food , and drink, and snacks. that is where the money is...


@cherry    I've heard that  gas station owners-that they do not make money from gas sales but from the sales of food and other items sold in insde.

 

I believe the $$ made from ticket sales in theaters goes back to the movie studio.

It makes sense-how would the movie studio make a profit without ticket sales??

 

 

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Went to Downton Abbey matinee and it was $12.99 each for reserved seats.

 

Our snacks (Curley fries, sodas, etc.) was triple that. Lol 

 

ETA - this was in DC. 

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Re: How Much Does It Cost to Go to a Movie Now?

For new release movies in the lounge chair seating near me (SE PA) the cost was $25.00 for a pair of tickets.  I don't know about the snacks since I never buy them and I bring my own water.

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58% of people sneak snacks and drinks into movie theaters.  I thought it would be higher than that.  LOL

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Thanks for so many replies and may I say YIKES?  LOL!!!  When it's $30 for a movie and a drink and snack now.  Although I'm not surprised really.

 

I remember the old days of $6 and $8 tickets.  But mainly I am old and there aren't many movies I really want to see, so that's part of the equation for me.  I am not really that excited to see Downton Abbey although I loved the series on PBS.  

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$5.50 for the first showing of a movie for the day. After that I have no idea.

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Re: How Much Does It Cost to Go to a Movie Now?

I haven't bought a ticket in almost 40 years.
But, I just went to AMCs website to see prices in NYC.


$18-25+ for ticket alone for an adult, depending on regular, 3D, IMAX

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More than we are willing to pay.  LOL

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last word I heard was near $15.00 for a night time movie this is not 3D. the 3D;s movies are $20 or higher here (mid atlantic)

 

popcorn/drinks are awful price. 

 

going to the movie is an expensive date.

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Re: How Much Does It Cost to Go to a Movie Now?


@cherry wrote:

I knew a guy that managed a theater complex. He said they made no money off the film, and what keeps them going is the food , and drink, and snacks. that is where the money is...


Yes. And the last time I saw a movie in a regular chain theater, the popcorn and drink I bought cost twice as much as the ticket. I don't remember the numbers, just that it was twice as much.