Did you hear the latest? The cost of going to see a movie plummeted from $8.12 to $7.92 in 2013. Big deal! It will still cost $16 for 2 people to enjoy a movie on the big screen. Not that I even want to bring this up, but in 2003, the average price was $6.03 per ticket and, worse yet, 10 years before that it cost $4.14 per ticket. This is a perfect example of the quality going down as the prices rise, in my opinion.
What do we get for these ridiculous prices? By the time you add a large popcorn and 2 drinks, your cool evening out sets you back $36. Now for the big question: Was it a good movie? Maybe you just wanted to get out of the house and spend some time in a very chilled environment as opposed to taking a walk in the 110º F heat. Or maybe you just like the actors and don’t care about the plot or story line. Whatever the reason, after spending that kind of money, I’m sure you would like to not miss any part of the movie.
Did you ever sit near people who insist on explaining the movie or commenting about everything going on. Not only are they missing out on most of the movie, but so is everyone else sitting around them. So what’s a person to do? Get up and move to another section or tell those loudmouths to “put a sock in it?”
This scenario has happened to me several times. Rather than possibly getting in the middle of a fight, watching Netflix has come to the rescue. Ok, so they’re not first run movies, but for $8 a month who cares. I can watch tons of movies, sit in my own comfortable chair, eat my snacks and save lots of money. Can’t think of a better way to spend my time in this hot weather.