Remove ads with our VIP Service
- A Review of Laser-Based IMAX at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX [4/21]
- Details Released About the Background of Star Wars Movie, "Rogue One" [4/20]
- See the Teaser Trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in an IMAX Theater on April 20th [4/16]
- Dates Announced for 2016 Academy Awards and Nominations Announcement [4/14]
- Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of "The Sound of Music" Variety Interviews Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer [2/26]
- Watch the Trailer for the Short "Frozen Fever" That Will Be Shown Before "Cinderella" [2/26]
- See "Interstellar: The IMAX Experience" with 12 Minutes of Additional Footage at Select AMC Locations on February 21, 2015 [2/19]
- Neill Blomkamp Posts About Upcoming "Alien" Project [2/19]
- Buy One Ticket for "Black or White" Get One Free with This Offer - 2/13/15 - 2/19/15 [2/13]
- Spider-Man to Appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Next Spider-Man Movie Gets Release Date [2/10]
MSN Money has a fluff piece titled 15 Overpriced Things We Hate Paying For, which highlights normal items that are suddenly more expensive than they should be as a result of timing, location, or no good reason whatsoever. Moviegoers can find solace in two items on the list, where movie tickets and movie theater popcorn are called out for costing too much.
There's no in-depth analysis here (big surprise, right?), but they mention that popcorn that has been popped for you and sold at a concession stand is roughly ten times the price of the same stuff you can toss in your microwave at home. This is after you've purchased a movie ticket, which can be North of $10 per person at many theaters.
Feel free to check out the article for yourself (click the Read link below), but don't expect much more than what has already been described here.
There is so much that could be picked on with that slideshow/article on MSN Money, but I'll limit my criticism to the fact that they don't mention how to sidestep the elevated prices of tickets and concessions. I'm not talking about stuffing your parka with homemade popcorn, but rather the fact that many movie theaters have discount programs, coupon offers, and other promotions which can get you big discounts on both tickets and concessions.
So, you tell us. Do you think movie tickets and concessions are overpriced? Do you skip the snacks, or do you hunt for coupons and discounts? Do you wait for something to come out on video instead? Submit your comments below!
Add Your Comments
Please Note: These comments are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your Location -- the site remembers your location, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2015, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.|
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.