Monday, January 4, 2010

I Don't Get It

Randy and I saw Avatar in 3D on Saturday night. I really liked the movie. It was very predictable but I still really enjoyed it. It was fun to see a movie in the theater. I haven't done that with Randy for a long time. I was shocked however, that it cost us 11 dollars a ticket to see it. I guess it has been a while since I have paid for a movie theater ticket. Also, I don't understand why I saw so many kids at the theater (especially for this movie). It was late and there were tons of kids waiting for the next showing of Avatar at 9:00. It is a 3 hour movie for goodness sake. Maybe the parents thought the kids would fall asleep or something, but I wouldn't want to pay $7.50 for my kid to fall asleep during a movie when they could fall asleep at home at a decent bed-time. A babysitter doesn't cost as much as a movie ticket. But this bodes another question for me. Why exactly is it that my ticket costs $11 while kids and seniors are $7.50? Do we not see the same movie? Do we not take up the same amount of space? Why can't we just have a flat rate of $9.25 per person? Any person? I just don't get it. Feel free to enlighten me.

side note: I think I may have been married too long. As I was pre-selecting our seats online, I found that we could sit together in the front or diagonally from each other in the middle. I chose diagonally. I would rather sit close but not next to my husband in a "good seat" for a 3 hour movie then cuddle up next to him close to the screen. I have a feeling I may have chosen differently had we just recently been married or dating.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Better seats is better. David is scared the movie will make him sick. He gets sick playing the wii. Wimp! The senior rate is so the old people don't feel bad about getting old, because I can see little good in getting old except the discounts.

Grandpa and Grandma B said...

Way to go Lisa - there has to be some gold in them golden years!

Michelle said...

I still can't believe they charge for a 2 year old to see a movie. What a waste-which is why we never go to the movies. There are a lot of better things I can think of to do with $50 than see a movie with the whole family. And I am amazed at how many people will take their kids to a late showing. That's what matinees are for. What is wrong with these people?
As for the seating, yeah, you are definitely getting to be an old married couple if you don't care if you sit together. How funny!

Joan said...

I loved the movie too. I think that one reason they charge less for children is because they are hoping that the parents will bring their children along at a reduced rate, which increases sales. Parents probably wouldn't even consider bringing their children if they had to pay $11/per child. It's all about marketing.

Amanda said...

senior rate- something to do with fixed income- that's what I hear anyway...

Did you see it in 3D? Isn't that the bog deal about Avitar? Does it need to be scence in a special theatre?

Heather said...

Amanda,
We did see it in 3d, and yes they had it showing in two separate theaters; one for 3d one for regular viewing. It was cool.

TStevens said...

Good move, Randy looks like a popcorn hog.

Who isn't on a fixed income?