As if going to the movies wasn't expensive enough, Theater chains Regal Entertainment, Cinemark, and AMC Entertainment are going to increase their movie ticket prices for 3D films. The amount of the ticket price raise will depend on the area and market.
The raise in price wont just effect 3D showing's either, some theaters are going to raise the price of standard presentations as well. For example The Wall Street Journal reports,
At one Seattle multiplex, adult admission is rising to $11 from $10 for a conventional film, to $15 from $13.50 for a regular 3-D showing and to $17 from $15 for Imax 3-D.
Of course IMAX prices are going to go up as well! If you wanted to see an IMAX show at the New York City AMC Loews Kip Bay last week it only cost you $16.50, tomorrow it will cost you $19.50 to see a movie in 3D at the same theater. I'm sure it will be similar in Los Angeles. I guess I won't be going to see 3D movie anymore. $20 bucks is way too expensive! I don't think I would pay that even if I was rich. Maybe once a year I will do one 3D film like Tron Legacy, but 2D is good enough for me.
There has been no official announcement of this outside of what The Wall Street Journal reports, but the price raise is coming. Data was collected from several movie-ticketing sites like Fandango. Media analyst Richard Greenfield surveyed ten markets, and found that on average 3D prices are rising 8%, while 3D IMAX prices are increasing by an almost 10% average. 2D showings, by contrast, are jumping only 4% on average.
People are getting greedy, these price hikes are not reasonable at all! As much as I love going to the movies, I can't pay that kind of money, I can't afford it! I will have to cut down on going to the movies, and I think that a ton of other people out there are thinking the same thing. This is seriously ridiculous and it pisses me off that theaters are doing this, they're going to price out their market, going to the movies will be something only rich people can do in the near future.
What do you think about the pice of movie tickets going up?