Ticket Price Hike for 3D Movies Effective Tomorrow

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Those 3D movies have been raking in the cash but you know what they could be doing better?  Raking in more cash.  This is the thinking of theater owners today as they’ve decided that since movie tickets for 3D films aren’t expensive enough, the price of a  movie ticket for a film in 3D (and in some cases, movie tickets for 2D films) will go up. The Wall Street Journal reports:

The new prices take effect Friday in many markets across the country in theaters owned by such major exhibitors as Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Holdings Inc. and AMC Entertainment Inc.

By how much the ticket price will go up will most likely vary among markets and theater chain, but for example, at the Regal Union Square 14 in New York, Alice in Wonderland today costs $16.50 for a non-matinee 3D show.  Starting tomorrow, it will cost $17.  Today, a ticket to see an IMAX 3D movie at the Regal Mall of Georgia costs $15.50 for a non-matinee show.  Tomorrow, it will cost $17.50.

I suppose it was inevitable.  Nevertheless, I still recommend seeing How to Train Your Dragon in 3D this weekend (look for my full review tonight).




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  • porky pig

    Thank goodness I am in the entertainment Business and I get to see private/intimate movie screenings. If I was in the general pop I would be getting upset about the higher and higher ticket prices. I would get killed if I admitted this to my colleagues but the average joe is getting bilked out of their hard earned cash. To put it in laymen's terms, paying over $12 for IMAX 3D or Digital REAL 3D is like paying $10 for a Big Mac extra value meal and all you get extra is a hologram on the side of the paper cup.

  • dogg

    There's never been a better time to hate 3D.

  • Relieved

    Great, so they want me to pay more for fake 3D (post-conversion) and fake IMAX (not the full size). Thanks for giving me new reasons not to see a movie in the movie theater. At these prices I could buy the DVDs and watch them comfortably as often as I like.

  • JCW

    Well, I will not be seeing any 3-D movies. Tickets are high enough already. A family of 4 spends close to $100.00 bucks to go to the movies now. Between the tickets and the concession. Its crazy. Everyone just needs to protest by action.

  • Grimcicle

    Concession is an optional purchase. It only costs you $100 because you let it.

  • tbone

    Yeah you're right but what middle class family is going to head to the movies and not eat there? You know what I mean.
    Screw the theaters. I'll wait for the blu Ray. Besides, the movies today aren't that fucking good anyway.

  • tbone

    Yeah you're right but what middle class family is going to head to the movies and not eat there? You know what I mean.
    Screw the theaters. I'll wait for the blu Ray. Besides, the movies today aren't that fucking good anyway.

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