posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 10:11 AM
Sometimes I wondered why more and more people were staying at home and watching movies "on demand" or why Netflix and Redbox and Vudu are making a
killing. Well now I know!
It's been a few years since I went to a movie theater to go see a new movie on the big screen. I have been wanting to see one of the newer 3D movies
and since my hubby is out of town (he has epilepsy so we stay away from 3D just in case) I decided I would give one a try. I assure you it will never
Now the 3D effects were wonderful. Man, has technology changed since the last 3D movie I went to see in a theater (Friday the 13th 3 in 3D). I have to
give it to the people that have improved 3D movies- it was awesome! The price tag though- not so much! I took one of my daughters and her best friend
with me. Admission for three people= $34. Concession stand: one small popcorn, two small sodas and one bottle of water= $18. That's $52 not counting
gas for driving the 30 mile round trip. Now that probably doesn't sound like a lot to some of you, but for where I live it is! The regular price of
one admission to a movie is $7.50, with bargain matinee being $4.75. I think that $13 a piece is just a little too much for just one movie, I don't
care how good the effects are!
Now mind you, I know that going to the movies is usually quite a bit cheaper in more rural areas than it is around large Urban areas so this makes me
wonder- how bad are people living in Urban areas getting ripped off when they go to a movie? And the movie industry wonders why more people are
waiting until movies come out online or on DVD! I think it's because the only one's who can afford to pay that much to see a movie in a theater are
single people without a lot of bills, because for what I paid for one trip to the movies I could have paid at least one small monthly bill, bought a
tank full of gas or bought several days worth of groceries. I assure you the next time I think I want to go see a 3D movie I will definitely remind
myself of how much better my money can be spent!