A $35 movie ticket?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by ViperDragon, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Red Alert

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    i live in caifornia too.I didn't know there were places that served alcohol in theatres.I thought nevada was it for alcohol in theatres.
     
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    Yeah, but then you would have to deal with the dumb drunk that causes havoc during the movie because he drank too much!
     
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    Not really, I have a few friends in Kansas and they've told me about the beer theater they have like an hour drive away. It's a fun environment, people talking through the movie, eating food, drinking, no kids. But the thing is, if that's the environment, it's fine. Not in a standard theater.
     
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    i wasnt drunk just buzzed :D 
     
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    I am not going to pay that kind of money if people are going to talk thru the movie or use their damn cell phones (where I assume if you can talk during movie then someone will be using a cell phone).
     
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    So you wouldn't go to that theater, plain and simple. They're also a lot cheaper than a normal theater charging $10+ a ticket.

    When you have different types of theaters, there's a choice involved. You can pick which one to go to. When you live in a state that sucks and will have no such thing, that's when people need to shut up and keep quiet at all times in theaters.
     
  7. Omnibus Prime

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    *yawn*

    Not the most original concept ever. While not 'upscale' (bleh), Alamo has fairly limited seating, is 18 & up only, serves liquor, food food, and shows a healthy mix of first-run movies and cult classics, all in a traditional theater environment. Food/drinks are optional..a separate cost from the movie tickets, which are normal price. Been going there for years.

    There's certainly a market for such a place. If it catches on, I dunno that they'd have much sucess here.
     
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    $35 for a movie...now thats just silly stupid.
     
  9. Omegatron

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    The company I work for, Cobb Theatres, is experimenting with our 'Cinebistro' concept at our next two locations. I think that there are people out there willing to pay for extra service, good food, and reserved seating. I'm hoping the concept works out well for us. But...$35 a ticket? That's still a bit much.
     
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    Nope. The AMC 30 on Barrington Rd will still be around, while this new one from Gold Cinemas will be at the new Arboretum of South Barrington lifestyle mall that is opening up this summer at Rt 59 (Sutton) and Rt 72 (Higgins). I think both will do well. The AMC is still perfect for the average movie goer, families, teens, and college goers. The Gold Cinema will do well with the "upscale" and the adult dates. It'll do really well if the 18+ rule sticks.
     
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    Seat-side waiter service? That sounds distracting.
     
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    The $35 ticket price = total FAIL.

    There's a theater in Indy that serves meals, desserts, and drinks (including beer, mixed drinks, and awesome coffees w/ liqueurs). The price for the movie ticket itself? $5 per person.
     
  13. jorod74

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    heck, let me call the SBA and get a loan to build one of those upscale theaters here in Alabama.
    we have a mentality down here that anything new must be great, no matter the cost or how piss poor the QC is, and the uppity (sorry, but they are a$$holes) folks here would kill each other for the one shot of saying, been there, did that before you...

    we finally got an olive garden and you shoulda seen the lunacy.

    but i think i would pay 35 for a ticket and hope that if there is a yakker in the audience, i could push the little button, get more garlic bread and tell the waiter

    Can you tell i like "Casino"?

    other than that, i am happy to pay $6.50 for my ticket here and choose not to pay 4.00 for a medium popcorn or 3 bucks for a box of DOTS.
     
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    This reminds me of a news item I saw on FoxNews last year- Disney had announced that at its most upscale restaurant at Disney World, that it would no longer allow kids under 10 into the restaurant.
    that place had $150 a plate, multi-course meals that usually took 2 or more hours to finish.

    but someone actually protested, saying that soon, they'd put age restrictions on all the food joints at DW....

    get friggin' real. If i am paying 150 bucks for scampi and chocolate mousse, i don't want screaming brats or kids with snot bubbles running around uncontrollably.
    the way i see it, i dropped 2 grand for my kids to be princes and princesses during the day, so at night i could hand over 300-400 so my woman could feel like a princess, not broke ass cinderella.... like the old beer commercial goes, "the night belongs to..." us, damnit.


    And why would Disney cut their own throats by placing food joints at an ALL kids (well almost) theme park?
    that person was an idiot chasing the wrong civil liberty windmills.