I miss the good ol’ days…
I understand everyone is trying to make a buck these days. Times are tough and pennies are being pinched. I get it. I understand. But the other day I took my daughter & niece to see “Monsters vs Aliens” at the dollar theater and, much to my surprise, it ain’t a dollar anymore!
It is now $3 per person. So that’s $9 for the 3 of us. And that’s fine. But the REAL shocker is the concession stand. And this is where movie theaters are going CRAZY anymore! So I buy the tickets and then we go to get popcorn and a couple of sodas. Total cost? $14.
FOURTEEN DOLLARS?!?! For 2 small sodas and a medium corn??? Are you serious? That is INSANE!
And the kicker is that this place is a dump! I mean, the seats are all ratty and it has that old, nasty, grungy feel to it. I LOVE old theaters, but this place is a box with seats. No personality at all. So if they are gonna charge ridiculous prices for concessions, wouldn’t you think they might want to upgrade some of the amenities of their property?
This is a classic case of gouging, and I’m not gonna put up with it! So needless to say, I won’t be going back there and I imagine, at some point, that business will go under like so many other businesses before it. Which is a real shame. I like the idea of taking my kids to a cheaper theater for 2nd run films. But not at the expense of being slammed when my kids want a box of gummie bears. There’s a reason there are so many OTHER options when it comes to movie-going these days. For MY money, bring back the drive-in! I miss the days of hanging with my family in our family car, playing at the drive-in playground before a double feature. Eating buttery corn and spilling soda on the car seat. Wait a minute…soda and candy in the car seat?!?
Nah…forget that! I guess 1st run films are the way to go!