I bet you're already not crazy about the fact that you have to pay slightly more money to see a movie in 3D versus 2D. Perhaps you just chalk it up to being worth the extra couple bucks since you receive glasses that supposedly enhance the moviegoing experience, but at what point will you stop and say, "Enough is enough – that's just a little too much for a movie ticket!"?
3-D, How to Train Your Dragon
"the average 3D ticket will go from $13.60 to $14.73"
Well Good Morning Boys and Girls - here in good o'l Brooklyn, basic 3D is $17.00! And IMAX 3D is $19.00. Those are adult prices - kids are 2 or 3 bucks less. So OVER $60 for a family of four for basic 3D, $EVENTY for IMAX 3D. And quite frankly, I have seen more than enough 3D movies, and the only ones that I thought were improved by 3D were Avatar and Toy Story 3. Not to mention that my wife and two kids all wear glasses, and the crummy plastic junk glasses they hand out do NOT fit well over standard prescription glasses. Ugh - give it up!
It's ridiculous. Especially when you consider that the cost of converting 2D to 3D is almost nothing. Take the original score... run it through a computer (ie no human labor).... and viola... you have 3D. Charging more is like charging more for a Gucci purse vs. a regular purse... you're paying not for additional expense... but for name/brand. Oh yeah... they want you to give the 3D glasses back at the end of the movie and you get no credit if you bring your own. For shame.
Do a lot of areas still have $1 theaters anymore? I know that when I lived in Beaverton Oregon, there was one nearby (not that I went). That would be the way to do it though. Smaller theaters (mom and pop ones) still charge fairly cheap prices in some small towns (you won't see 3D at those theaters). I like the mom and pop ones--I like big theaters too. The way I figure it is that I will only allow myself to see one (maybe two) 3D films in a year--and one of those has to be by myself.
While the cost for 3D may be necessary to cover the costs for a specific projector and what not it doesn't really matter because most theaters are not giving you a choice as to whether you want to see 2D or 3D. I personally am starting to hate 3D not only because of the prices but also because it detracts from my movie going experience.
I know what you mean. It makes it harder to see the movie in 2D in my location because of the 3D. They really need to find a way to split the 2D and 3D. I am at the point of protesting with this 3D movies. It's too much. I just saw How To Train Your Dragon over the weekend in 2D. I thought it was amazing. But with 3D, it ruins the movie. This is only my point of view. I don't know how many other movie goers are upset with 3D movies.
i dont like the fact that movies are already $10 in the first place, and then 3-D, i know that they cause a lot more money to make, but now im a starting to just wait for movies to come out on DVD to watch them because there is not enought moeny for me to go anymore. the movies i hace seen recently are very good, but i still can believe $10 for just a 2 hour movie
To make a film in 3D costs about $10 million more than a traditional 2D film. To present a digital 3D film requires a particular projector, costing millions more for the theatre chain to buy for each particular theatre owned. Each Digital 4K projector includes two lenses which are polarized, combined with xenon bulb lamps ranging from 18000 to 21000 lumens. Combining these along with a silver screen to project the image onto creates a brighter, more colorful, crisper image at 8.8 million pixels! Much more is involved along with ticket prices which must increase in order for the theatre chain and the film company to earn their money back for spending millions of dollars on the projector alone.
they should be coming out with a 3D-TV and if they do then no need to go to the theaters. i mean i can not go for a while- save that money and keep saving until i get a 50-60in TV and a home theater system which still costs a lot but you can get it for cheaper if you know where to find some- and that will cost me less and will pay off in the long run.
It's pure unadulterated crap in my opinion I remember when movies where $6 a person and $3 for a large refillable popcorn. $5 for popcorn and $8+ for a movie is ridiculous, and that's not even counting the IMAX/3D gimmick prices. It's nonsense, no wonder movie pirating is on the rise, the studios did it to themselves.
I love how the article is about money but mention it and it's filtered. what I said was. Remember when going to see a movie was S-I-X smackers a person and popped corn was T-H-R-E-E smackers a person with refills. Now its upwards of E-I-G-H-T greenbacks for the film and F-I-V-E Washingtons for a snack No Wonder film pirating is on the rise, the stuidios did it to themselves.
Does it COST them significantly more to screen a 3D movie as opposed to a 2D movie? Doubtful. If not there's seriously NO REASON why ticket prices should be higher to begin with. The glasses? They get recycled (unless you decide to keep yours), and I assume reused?
Eventually their nonsensical price gouging will outstrip demand and they'll be in for a reality check as people simply avoid the movie theaters altogether.
Actually, to show a 3D movie, it requires having a specific type of projector. One that, on average, costs 3-4 times more than a regular projector. They are wrong however, to raise prices now.
pay once for a 3d movie then hold on to the 3d glasses. next time you want to see a 3d movie, buy the 2d version and sneak into the 3d theatre (as long as its not a super popular movie that will be sold out or has an usher checking tickets at the door for the more popular ones). stick it to The Man!
It is really crazy that they are charging more for 3D, i try to stay away from them in the first place because the glasses give me a headache after a while. Wy on earth would I pay more to get a migraine? I can do that for free!
You can't blame the movies for maximizing their profits. as long as we go, they we keep charging what ever we will pay. I like the 3D and the IMAX. As far as I'm concerned, it's the only thing I'm willing to pay for. If a movie only comes out in 2D, then I am happy to wait for it to come out on Netflix, HBO, or Blueray.
BTW I think they chop off half of everyone's comment.. They did the same thing to mine and I didn't say anything bad either..
I don't go to the movies often anymore because it's soo expensive. When a new movie comes out I weight how much I want to see it and how much it's going to cost to go to the movies. Most of the time I wait for the DVD release and then weight the $1 Redbox rental( a God send here in ATL) and how much I want to actually own the movie. People do have the power in how they spend their money and how much they are willing to pay for certain things so if they want to charge more the the 3D experience then it's really up to you how badly you want it. I'm going to take my son to see How To Train Your Dragon in 3D because he did well this term in school and that's what he chose as his reward, otherwise I'd probably wait to watch it on HBO in 2D!!
why did it edit my comment? I didnt say anything bad. Oh well. ITs sad that I won't be going to the movies anymore because they hit my $10 per ticket limit. Hey heres an idea, lets let the ticket prices keep going up up up, and our audience going down down down.......smart business there guys........BYE BYE MOVIES
I said that when ticket prices went to 10 dollars I would stop going to the movies. And I just checked here at my local theater and they are now $10 for a regular movie. SO LONG MOVIES! Its sad because I really enjoy going to the movies, but I just cant pop 20 dollars just on tickets for one movie, let alone spend another 5-10 on a coke and candy. I was looking forward to seeing IRON MAN 2 but now i'm seriously thinking twice. That is the reason they are raising prices now, is because its getting into the summer season and they want to make as much as possible. Screw them!
That's crazy! It's so not worth more money! Screw that. I'm not paying more money for a little extra experince.
I guess I was fortunate to have seen "Alice in Wonderland" for 8 bucks in 3D at the AMC here in Sarasota yesterday!!!!!! I hear all ticket prices went up today nationwide for both 3D and 2D!!!!Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well... Maybe people will stop wasting their money and the studios will stop making these 3D nightmares. Honestly... The effect is distracting and nauseating for me. I won't go see a 3D version of a movie, even if it was the same price!
this commenting systems truncates the dumbest things. - So theater owners complain about a shortened window between theatrical and DVD release, stating that with the shortened window consumers will skip the theater showing and wait to watch movies at home.
So theater owners complain about a shortened window between theatrical and DVD release, stating that with the shortened window consumers will skip the theater showing and wait to watch movies at home. They decide the best plan to combat this practice is by making it financially impossible for families to go the movies in the first place! I have a five people in my home, and there is no way I'm spending the money to see any of these 3-D movies. I'd rather take the kids to a sporting event or here's an idea outside to a park.
This is absurd.....I have only watched one 3D movie...way too expensive!!! And popcorn and soda these days? forget it!! Its an arm and a leg for something that costs them pennies to provide..and we dont even get butter enymore its butter flavored oil that tastes like crap! I would much rather have Target popcorn that is cheap and tastes great! I would rather pay $26 to buy the movie and watch it as many times as I want than to pay the same price for 2 people to watch it once at a theater.
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