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Price of movies

June 6th, 2007 at 10:19 am

DH and I rarely go out to movies. We have the 1 movie at a time deal from Blockbuster Online and for about $10 a month we can see pretty much as many movies as we want. A goal of mine is to see the top 100 movies and all of the acadamy award winners so that's what's in our Blockbuster que. After we watch the one that's been sent to us, we go to the store and get a new release to watch. It makes for a nice blend of new and old movies.

Last weekend we went and saw Knocked Up in the theater. I was blown away by how expensive it was. Now, I'm sure for those of you who go to movies more freqeuently or recently woun't be shocked by this price, it was $14 and I was surprized. We almost made the mistake of going to a show half an hour later and having to pay $18 dollars. Thankfully, I caught it in time and minimized the damage. I did find out that before noon on Friday, Sat, and Sun the tickets are only $5 each. So from now on that's when we'll be going!

When Spiderman 3 came out we went and saw it at the local drive in. It cost $4 a person (so $8), and I thought that was a stretch, but do-able to see a first-run movie.

DH and I already sat down and each listed 3 movies that we each want to see this summer in the theater, to plan and budget accordingly. However to not completely break our entertainment budget we'll probably be seeing them weekend mornings or evenings at the drive in.

3 Responses to “Price of movies”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    We hardly ever go to the movies. Cost is one reason. Around here, it is $7.75. Add in some snacks and a drink and for the 3 of us, you are talking $35 or so. Plus, I've got to sit with a bunch of strangers, many of whom don't seem to mind talking the whole time, having cell phones ringing, kicking the back of my seat, my feet sticking to the floor and not being able to pause the movie when I need a break. In the theater, a long movie and a large Coke can be a bad combination that has me crossing my legs and praying for the final credits. Just not that enjoyable when I could be watching in the comfort of my family room with cheap snacks and drinks and a bathroom a few feet away.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    The last time I went a ticket was $5 and I thought that was high. It was 14 cents when I was a kid and I went 3 times a week.

  3. homebody Says:

    We can go to the matinee here of first run movies for $5.75. We usually bring our own snacks and water, but I agree Steve, I usually pick a time when there is a lull and jump up and run to the restroom. Then I ask DH what I missed!

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