MattFancy Posted February 24, 2011 Share Posted February 24, 2011 http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/516/at-nearly-8-a-pop-are-movie-tickets-still-worth-it/ Of course, streaming "Dude, Where's My Car?" or "Lost Boys: The Thirst" isn't quite the same thing as, say, watching "Tron: Legacy" in 3D on a mammoth IMAX screen. Still, word that average U.S. movie ticket prices have eclipsed $8—if only by a penny—is certainly food for thought (and no, I don't mean the buttery, popcorn-y kind on sale for $10 a bucket at the concession stand). The report from the Los Angeles Times is quick to point out that the latest averages from the National Association of Theater Owners (a.k.a., NATO—no, really) include matinees and children's ticket prices. See a movie in Manhattan and you'll end up paying a lot more—think $19 for a single ticket to an IMAX 3D showing of "The Green Hornet." (I'll pass, thanks.) Indeed, it's the whole 3D thing that's playing the biggest role in rising movie ticket prices, NATO rep Patrick Corcoran told the L.A. Times, who also pointed out that the average ticket price in 1970, $1.55, comes out to $8.71 once you account for inflation. Then again, it's also worth noting that theater attendance dipped a small but noticeable 5.3 percent in 2010, with many movie fans presumably deciding to save their money by staying at home. And in our living rooms, of course, there are more and more home-video options to be had, ranging from $4 movie rentals on iTunes, Xbox Live, PSN, Vudu, and Amazon to buck-a-night Redbox DVD rentals and $8-a-month unlimited Netflix streaming. I feel the same way, I haven't been to the movies in a few months. Its getting to be too expensive anymore. For me and my fiance to go, its about $20-$25. Why not wait til it comes out on blu-ray and I can pay the same price to own the movie? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy going to the movies and some movies are better in theatres than at home (i.e. Avatar), but the majority of them look pretty damn good on my 50-inch TV at home. So what do you guys think, is it still worth going to the movies? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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