|Register Now | Log in|
|Home: BigScreen Journal - MSN Money Identifies Movie Tickets and Theater Popcorn as "Overpriced Things Americans Hate Paying For"|
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!
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.
|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.
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2013, 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.