posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 10:20 AM
Back when it was just me and the wife, it was one thing. But now, if we go to the movies, like 4 or 5 of us, depending. So, it really changes the
financial outlay, especially if you add in drinks and concessions. Also, while I would pay even a 200% markup, I really can't even ethically agree
with charging $5 for a cup of soda, or $5 for a box of candy I can pick up for $1 (so both of these are a 500% markup). I realize this is where they
make their money, but it doesn't change the fact that it is serious price gouging, if not plain extortion.
My home setup is nice, but it isn't thousands...(and though nice and high end, we got everything from former owners, like through E-bay, craigslist,
etc.) . Still, it is certainly enjoyable to watch movies on.
Granted, there are some films I just have to see when they are out, but those are becoming few and far between. Like the next Hobbit, or when Star
Wars VII comes out, etc. I just wonder if theaters will survive that long, and if they do, what will it cost to see them? IMAX? Been there, not so
impressed. I do enjoy well done 3D ones though. But, won't be too long before we all have 3D TVs I'd wager.