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Title: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: cigar joe on January 18, 2005, 05:14:04 AM
Ok just for sh*t's and giggles what is the price of your local theater ticket.

Here in the Hudson Valley its $8.50
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Dlanor on January 18, 2005, 02:29:06 PM
8, 9 Euros in an UGC (in France). And given the fact that the Euro is nearly equal to the dollar, slightly higer.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: cigar joe on January 18, 2005, 05:04:30 PM
For $10 I can buy an old western new release DVD.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: KERMIT on January 18, 2005, 05:11:15 PM
here it's $ 7.25.....a tidy sum
i remember the days of .75  for kids and $ 1.25
for adults. 
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: grandpa_chum on January 19, 2005, 08:53:06 AM
6.50 to 8... depending on where you go... i have to travel a good 30 miles at least, one way or the other...

the drive-in is still 5 bucks for adults and kids under 12 are free.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: The Smoker on January 19, 2005, 09:23:18 AM
UGC up the road at one of those Mall structures is about £5.25!!
But if you make the efforted to go into the city its £3.50 at the Odeon. but that was a 11:30am (off peak) price. 
Well thats how much i payed for Dead Man's Shoes last movie i saw in november.

Liked to go at irregular times, Not open weekends
trying get a cinema to myself. Nice and quite
Don't have high tolerence for Popcorn graising = Large coke = 4X take a piss Jockeys.
And people who actuallly breath louder than a cinema digital sound system   ::) (had this once)

Small indy cinemas tend to be more my thing. People actually tend go there to watch films, can be a little pretentious audience some times, but up againist  Mr eat my on weight in MMs. No conquest  ;D
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Blueberry on January 20, 2005, 05:51:27 AM
At the moment 65 DKK, which at todays rate would an astonishing $ 11.43 !!!!!!!!  :o

I'm getting ripped here, man, especially since I like to take my wife to the cinema like once a week...
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Leonardo on January 20, 2005, 06:16:12 AM
In Italy it's Euro 5,50 equivalent to US$ 7,15. :-[
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: cigar joe on January 21, 2005, 04:20:34 AM
Poor Blueberry! you are so far the "winner".....
For your cinema price you can by an old film/new release DVD at least then you own the film and can watch it as many times as you want.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Sentenza on January 21, 2005, 11:52:12 AM
Poor Blueberry! you are so far the "winner".....
For your cinema price you can by an old film/new release DVD at least then you own the film and can watch it as many times as you want.
And to top it off he wouldn't have to put up with all those idiots who are too stupid or ignorant to keep their mouth shut or their mobile phone switched off! A couple of thousand years human history for that? Where's evolution when you need it?! ;D
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: David Aaronson on January 22, 2005, 05:17:28 AM
Yesterday, I paid 9 euros to see The Aviator. Which amounts to $11,6968. And, yes, on top of that, a woman two rows behind me answered her cellphone and there was quite some talking going on behind me, as well as inapropriate giggling.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Leonardo on January 22, 2005, 07:09:57 AM
Yesterday, I paid 9 euros to see The Aviator. Which amounts to $11,6968. And, yes, on top of that, a woman two rows behind me answered her cellphone and there was quite some talking going on behind me, as well as inapropriate giggling.
Just two questions David:
1. In which country do you live? 9 Euros is pretty much for a movie, almost twice as much as in Italy!
2. What about "The  Aviator": any good? Is worth the ticket?
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: cigar joe on January 22, 2005, 04:11:42 PM
The Aviator was ok, a good biopick Kate Blanchet had Kate Hepburn down pretty good, Leonardo did a good job too.  I wasn't disappointed then I wasn't expecting much the wife wanted to see it.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Blueberry on January 24, 2005, 01:47:11 AM
Poor Blueberry! you are so far the "winner".....
For your cinema price you can by an old film/new release DVD at least then you own the film and can watch it as many times as you want.

Yeah, but still - the best way to see a film is in the cinema - nothing quite like going to the movies...

And you gotta measure cinema prices with the income levels - but still I think almost $12 is waaaay over the top. And now they charge you an extra buck for reserving seats - shame on 'em.

The worst thing is that all the giant chains are choking the smaller independent cinemas - and are more about quantity than quality: "our screen is bigger than a football field", "our sound is the newest of the newest and will only blow your ears out", "there'll be seats like the ones on first class cross-atlantic flights and 3 cup-holders a seat" and so on.

And yet, I appreciate the space - I'm quite tall - 1,96 m. So there are times when I have to choose - small european films or good comfort? I remember one Sunday with a hangover from hell -  I chose comfort and I got Van Helsing. What a turd of a movie - but such is the price you'll have to pay at times - for comfort. Damn.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: David Aaronson on February 06, 2005, 09:46:50 AM
Just two questions David:
1. In which country do you live? 9 Euros is pretty much for a movie, almost twice as much as in Italy!
2. What about "The  Aviator": any good? Is worth the ticket?
I was under the impression that I'd already answered this... apparently not.

1. I live in The Netherlands, also known als Holland.
2. The Aviator is good, but for a Scorsese it's a bit lacking, and the awards and nominations it's getting now makes it a bit overrated.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: UNKNOWN GRAVE on February 15, 2005, 07:55:57 PM
In NYC, it depends on the theater.  Manhattan doesn't have matinees and the prices are usually $10.50 or so.  Some theaters are a little cheaper,  but those are crappy ones. A couple are more.

In the boroughs you can get matinees for $6-8.50 but thats usually just first show, some are all shows before 1PM but they will start movies at 1:05 so no matinees for some movies LOL. IMAX is expensive, I forgot what it was.
But the best bang for the buck is the Planetarium Show at the Museum of Natural History.  That is $20 or so I think.
Broadway shows are crazy prices and off broadway are nearly as bad.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Christopher on February 16, 2005, 09:50:11 AM
At the theater near where I go to college at, it's $6.25 for matinee.

But back home, I like to go to a one screen theater that still only charges $2.50. :) And they're able to get some movies pretty fast after they've been released.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: redyred on February 17, 2005, 11:51:11 AM
Most places in the UK it's about £4 or £5 (about $7-8 I guess), which I don't find is too bad, specially when you sneak a bottle of Pernod in. Mind you I occasionally go to the NFT where a member's ticket is £6.99 (£7.99 non-members, £4.50 concessions) but it's worth it cos they show good stuff - I caught a new print of Mean Streets there a few weeks back for example.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: David Aaronson on February 18, 2005, 09:04:56 AM
But the best bang for the buck is the Planetarium Show at the Museum of Natural History.  That is $20 or so I think.
Broadway shows are crazy prices and off broadway are nearly as bad.
That's cinema? :o
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Jon0 on September 16, 2006, 03:14:38 PM
$6 dollars in my hometown, family owned, up-state New York Theatre.

Haven't checked the prices at the places around my college.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Groggy on September 16, 2006, 03:34:24 PM
$0 right now. . .  ;D
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Jon0 on September 16, 2006, 05:11:02 PM
How does that work?
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: cigar joe on September 16, 2006, 08:47:49 PM
he probably doesn't have a local cinema.

We have an old family owned one that's $5 which is pretty good
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Groggy on September 17, 2006, 04:32:31 AM
That's about right Cigar Joe.  We used to, but they decided to "rennovate" it (i.e. tear it down and replace it with a department store of some kind).  I'm not overly upset, since the theater was crap (scratchy pictures, overpriced refreshments, more gum under the seats than has been produced by BubbleYum ever, etc.), and apparently another one is going to be built up town.  The only problem with that is, I'll probably be gone by the time it's finished.  :'(
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: marmota-b on September 17, 2006, 07:13:31 AM
I don't go there much often, because usually I'm not interested in the films they play. But I think it's about 60 CZK (about 2.70 dollars). While in big cinemas in Prague it's about twice as much or more (but I never go there, so I really don't know). The best is going to old films, because they are cheap and more interesting.  ;D

Groggy, our local cinema also has poor quality. ;) The sound fades away sometimes and so on... I remember that in Legacy of Incas the picture started to move from bottom to upside very quickly - something like old slides, but much faster.
But still I prefer going there than to Prague - one of the reasons is, that if I went to Prague, it would take me long time and I would get back home very late. Another reason is the price. And third thing is, that there usually aren't many people in our local cinema, so nobody's chatting during the film or anything like that.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: franksgrandson on September 17, 2006, 03:57:25 PM
down in our town we have a choice got to the Odeon costs between £5.00 to £6.00 but if you wait a bit the Playhouse here runs old movies mid week and its £2.00
when I say old movies just a few weeks ago they ran The Perfect Storm (pretty good on big screen)
but they have also shown Cassablanca, the original Cape Fear and the De Nero version as a double bill which was great.
They bill these things in a semi arty festival that runs 90 percent of the year.
Next one up I am gonna catch is Von Ryans Express
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: BeauButabi on September 17, 2006, 04:28:06 PM
$6.25 for a matinee, $8.25 for night time showings.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Sanjuro on September 18, 2006, 12:27:33 AM
In Frisco, matinee is 6.75 to 7. Night ticket is around $10.

In Japan, ticket price for firsrt runs is average $20 or more. Just imagine, if you have a date and have to treat your date.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Amaze on September 18, 2006, 07:50:59 AM
$13  ;D
shows before 4 p.m. on weekdays are $6
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Tim on September 18, 2006, 08:00:59 AM
  Just saw The Last Kiss Friday night and paid $8.50 for it.  Matinee showings are a little less, usually around $6.50 instead. 
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Sanjuro on September 18, 2006, 08:20:29 AM
Probably the place where you can see the cheapest first run movies on earth is Philippines. I paid only 40 pesos (less than 1 dollar). 
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: marmota-b on September 18, 2006, 08:28:59 AM
I was speaking about cheap old films... on Saturday I'm going to near bigger town, where a set of old cartoons  is played. For an hour and 3 minutes of cinema I will pay 10 CZK, i.e. about 0.45 dollars. Great, isn't it? Especially when I don't have to pay for train thanks to my father's job...
Those cartoons are really wonderful - if you have ever heard about Bretislav Pojar... Trnka's pupil.
Title: Re: Your current local cinema ticket prices?
Post by: Silenzio on September 19, 2006, 05:39:14 PM
For a kid my age, the local theaters that show the good movies (One of 'em showed Lawrence of Arabia in 70MM), I can get in for five bucks.