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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:39 pm
Was just thinking about ticket prices these days and how bad they are - local GU costs $14.80 for an adult and they no longer seem to want to let you have it cheaper during a day session. Now who is perfectly happy paying that amount?

Also noticed lately that my need to see a film over and over is diminishing (partly due to the ticket costs). Haven't seen a film more than once since last year.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:53 pm
Who does see a film more than once at the cinemas? I have not done that in Ten years. I used to do that during my High School years for my fave movies - "Speed" back in 1994 and "Entrapment" in 1999.

Any why would you pay $14.80, when you can go on Tuesdays when it's $9.00 or something like that, right?

For me, I'll only go on the major blockbusters - movies that you cannot watch at home on a TV. The BIG screen sensation is a must!

I also check the U.S. DVD release dates and compare with our cinema release dates. If a good movie comes out on DVD in the U.S. before or within a few weeks it gets released in cinemas here, then I buy the DVD, so that other family members can watch also. Good thing I have my own Cinema at home, as an alternative. :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:55 pm
It depends on what movie it is. I have seen Pirates 6 times now, but that is because i absolutely love the series. Other than majors i dont go see them more than once, but i have a special deal going on where i only pay $9 a movie as i have a special pass
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:01 pm
[quote:d3587a4ab2="Captainmark"]Any why would you pay $14.80, when you can go on Tuesdays when it's $9.00 or something like that, right?[/quote:d3587a4ab2]'Cause everyone else goes on Tuesdays. ;)
I wouldn't watch a movie at the cinemas more than once. I'll watch it once, then wait for it to come out on DVD so that I can purchase it and watch it in the comfort of my home, where there's no dodgy seats with cup holders missing. ^_^
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:20 pm
I do agree that $14.80 is too expensive.

They should charge less for patrons going in the daytime before 1 or 3pm, like one of those lunch specials. I reckon, like in hospitality, there should be a different price for weekdays, weeknights and weekends. :P

Also, the popcorn and soft drinks are way too expensive also, and they give you too much, you cannot possibly finish them through one movie! :(
Even if you have a friend with you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:36 pm
I never have enough popcorn in the movies. :( The drinks on the other hand . . .
I don't go to the movies often, but it seems that the big chain cinemas charge more than the independent cinemas. I watched a movie at Hoyts last year and was charged $11 for a Child ticket, whereas this year, I went to watch a movie at the Dendy cinemas and was only charged $10 for a Student/Concession ticket.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:43 pm
I haven't gone to a cinema in ages... the closest one is over an hour away. That's one of the disadvantages of living near a small town :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:10 pm
If i go to the movies i usually try and find a voucher. like i can get $9 movies at wallis with mum's entertainment book. and $11 tickets at greater union.
It's not too bad.

But if i didn't have them then i would hardly ever go.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:11 pm
I went to Pirates 1, 2 and 3 Marathon at greater union last night and that cost $20 for a student ticket.... I though that was pretty good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:12 pm
I always go to a local place at Bulimba or Hawthorne (there's also one at South Bank and Victoria Point now) and it's only $5.70 for a student on weekends, and $5 Monday-Friday. Adults are $6.80.

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