|"We are evil mutants who will take over the world, while looking FABULOUS!"|
|Diana Rigg as Emma Peel|
Anyway, some observations about the movie theatre:
1) Ticket prices. Yes, I know Tuesday nights are cheaper and whatnot, but the ticket prices are unbelievable. I mean, anything over $10 is just nuts. And the cost for 3-D movies? Insane! Luckily, I have a thing on my debit card where I earn free movie money from day-to-day spending, so I can go free every few months.
2) Food prices are PSYCHOTIC! Like, how in the world does a small thing of popcorn cost $5.49? How much does a bag of popcorn kernals cost like, $0.50? This is pure profit for the movie theatre, and I wish I had thought to smuggle some of my own food with me. But I was hungry and so, popcorn became a necessary expense.
|"Let's go out to the lobby and spend a week's salary on overpriced junk food! Hooray!"|
|If it had been a Michael Fassbender poster, I might have been persuaded. Hello, handsome.|
4) Food pricing is nuts, and also clever. Because it's just an extra 50 cents to upgrade from a small to a regular, or a regular to a large. And notice how it's called "regular" and not "medium?" They may as well call it "normal," if that's what they want to encourage people to buy. But even me with my small was barely able to eat it all.
So, anyway. Movie theatres are fun to go to every now and then. But I really try to only go when I'm pretty confident I will really, really like the movie I'm going to see. It's just way too much to see something I don't know about. And when possible, I suppose it would probably be most frugal-minded to go to the second-run theatre.
|At least Danny Zuko didn't try and get fresh with me at the movie.|
So my advice is: always have some sort of snack with you, or make sure you're well fed before you go to the theatre. Even the drinks in their bottled beverage machine were $4! Four dollars for a thing of juice, that in the store costs like $1.99. This is insanity.