$16.50cents to see AVATAR in NYC

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    Dec 16, 2009 11:25 AM GMT
    guess i wont be seeing it....when did movie tickets get so expensive? And i know its only in nyc as i have friends in the south that see movies on opening night for 8 dollars.
    Imagine if its a date.....and of course a gentleman would pay for both tickets....or the person that asked you out..he would be shelling out 33 dollars just for the movie date....plus dinner which is another 30 dollars..depending on what restaurant you choose....thats allot of money....is it me? or am i being cheap...being that im a full time student..and i work part-time....i remember back in the day..which for me is 2002-2003 i could have a social life with just 30 bucks..lol
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    Dec 16, 2009 12:01 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidguess i wont be seeing it....when did movie tickets get so expensive? And i know its only in nyc as i have friends in the south that see movies on opening night for 8 dollars.
    Imagine if its a date.....and of course a gentleman would pay for both tickets....or the person that asked you out..he would be shelling out 33 dollars just for the movie date....plus dinner which is another 30 dollars..depending on what restaurant you choose....thats allot of money....is it me? or am i being cheap...being that im a full time student..and i work part-time....i remember back in the day..which for me is 2002-2003 i could have a social life with just 30 bucks..lol


    16.50?????????????are you sure?
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    Dec 16, 2009 1:22 PM GMT
    yes..$16.50..for adults.......$13.00 for kids and old people. damn this capitalist society.
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    Dec 16, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
    When I was much younger, I was able to see movies for under 5 bucks my parents if I remember correctly dimes and quarters. You'll give in eventually.
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    Dec 16, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
    That's too expensive. But if I thought my date was worth it and that we would be getting nasty later, then I would even spring for a large popcorn.

    Is $16.50 only for the opening? or will the tx price come down later?
  • LuckyPierre

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    Dec 16, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    $30 for dinner for two in NYC???? I'm not sure you can get out of Micky D's for that in NYC...

    Before 1pm tix are $6 here (Orlando) and $10 after... A large popcorn and soda are $12.50
  • Aquanerd

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    Dec 16, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    $14.50 (+ $1.00 fee, if you don't want to wait in line) here in Atlanta for the IMAX 3-D version. I'll be geeking out @ 12:01am Friday morning; munching popcorn and throwing wood.
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    Dec 16, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    Is this for the IMAX 3D Version? Those tickets generally have a higher cost associated with them. The regular movie theatre tickets are less costly.

    That's here in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada anyways icon_smile.gif

    And if you're here - TELUS TUESDAYS gives you a movie ticket, popcorn and drink for the price of a movie.

    http://www.cineplex.com/Promos/TelusTuesday.aspx
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    Dec 16, 2009 2:49 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidguess i wont be seeing it....when did movie tickets get so expensive?


    When Piracy took hold of the industry....the cost has to be recovered somehow!, unfortunately because of this movies are only going to get more expensive! icon_wink.gif
  • mellowmuscle

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    Dec 16, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
    I'm paying $16.50 to see it in IMAX in Chicago, which is more expensive because it's, well, IMAX. If you make it more of an event, than the expense doesn't seem so bad.
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    Dec 16, 2009 3:10 PM GMT

    Stay home and play Avatar Pictionary.
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    Dec 16, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    I'd pay it for IMAX for sure.
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    Dec 16, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
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    Stay home and play Avatar Pictionary.


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    Dec 16, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    JSnow789 said$30 for dinner for two in NYC???? I'm not sure you can get out of Micky D's for that in NYC...

    Before 1pm tix are $6 here (Orlando) and $10 after... A large popcorn and soda are $12.50


    30 for one persons meal man.. this life is just too expensive......
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    Dec 16, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    That has to be the IMAX tix price. Because here tickets are $7.00 to see that movie.
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    Dec 16, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    supply/demand... basic economics.. opening weekend... there is huge demand and limited supply of seats...
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Dec 16, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Its like 10 bucks here....$4.50 for a soda....LOL
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    Dec 16, 2009 5:07 PM GMT

    Theaters here don't check backpacks or murses. I smuggle the whole Stripes in and we just feast. Am never paying 18.50 for two sodas and a jumbo tub of cold greasy popcorn mush again!

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    Dec 16, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidguess i wont be seeing it....when did movie tickets get so expensive? And i know its only in nyc as i have friends in the south that see movies on opening night for 8 dollars.
    Imagine if its a date.....and of course a gentleman would pay for both tickets....or the person that asked you out..he would be shelling out 33 dollars just for the movie date....plus dinner which is another 30 dollars..depending on what restaurant you choose....thats allot of money....is it me? or am i being cheap...being that im a full time student..and i work part-time....i remember back in the day..which for me is 2002-2003 i could have a social life with just 30 bucks..lol


    Yeah, shit that reminds me gotta go to college activity office and get some discounted passes; $8.

    Don't costco sell discounted passes???
  • bravehound

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    Dec 16, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    It's NYC... this *can't* be what causes you financial concern, considering all the high costs of living there icon_smile.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 16, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidwhen did movie tickets get so expensive?




    When producers shell out $100 million to make the movie, you can expect to pay a premium to watch it.
  • pandx970

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    Jan 13, 2010 7:19 AM GMT
    In most of Southern California -

    $16.50 for an IMAX feature
    $15.50 for a 3D feature

    $11.50 for a regular Friday-Saturday Evening show
    $11.00 for a Sunday-Thursday Evening
    $9.50 for Matinees (no early bird)

    While back at home in Northern Colorado -

    $11.25 for a 3D feature

    $8.75 for a regular Friday-Saturday Evening feature
    $8.25 for a regular Sunday-Thursday Evening feature
    $6.00 for a matinee and $5.50 for an early bird

    $5.25 for College/Military/1-18 or 62+

    le sigh.
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    Jan 13, 2010 7:58 AM GMT
    If you saw it in 3D with HD then yeah I could see it being that much easily.

  • Anto

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    Jan 13, 2010 8:05 AM GMT
    $5.25 for College/Military/1-18 or 62+

    What?!
    That's multiple counts of discrimination!
  • josephmovie

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    Jan 13, 2010 8:19 AM GMT
    It costs $17.50 to see any old movie here in Sydney, Australia. No wonder everyone's pirating these days.