And they wonder why people aren’t going to the movies anymore.
WTF? Forgive my French.
So now the nosebleed section pays less?
I am absolute NOT willing to pay more for a better seat.
I am, however, willing to pay less for a worse one.
One more reason not to go see a movie in a theater. It’s over $30 now for the two of us to see a movie. (and we don’t buy consessions, that’s just the bloody tickets) I’ll just continue to watch at home, thanks.
Apparently if you sit right in front of the screen, you get a discount.
There is a tried and trusted method of getting a good seat for a movie that has probably been around since movies started- show up early.
So the neck cramp saves me some money? I’m now waiting for 3D to be a discount.
One ticket at my local theater
And it doesn’t even have the fancy power recliners.
That’s how much an evening show here is too. And, of course, it’s AMC.
This is The End of Movie Theaters as we know it. And I feel fine…
The only thing we’ve seen in theaters of late is stuff from Fathom Events. I wonder if this garbage extends to those events. The only theaters we have around here are AMC, so if they actually pull the trigger on this, no more movies for us.
Despite my problems with streaming, it seems saner than this. And more bang for buck.
One of the only times these days is that if me and my mom ever want to go to the theater, is to watch Ghibli movies distributed by GKIDS. Otherwise, don’t give a crap 'bout other flicks.
Come to our theater, pay less, and get a crappier experience. BRILLIANT!
In my local AMCs, at least, those front seats are far enough away from the screen as to make for comfortable viewing.
As a fun aside, I did once attend a screening where I could touch the screen with my outstretched hand. Luckily I’d already seen the movie a few times, so I just sat comfortably and listened.
There’s no rake at the front in the AMC here. There’s three or four rows of seats on flat floor in front of the screen. So if you’re paying for a cheap seat, you better hope the person in front of you is short.
What’s next? People with families pay more for tickets? Kids under 12 pay adult prices?
I wonder if the water fountains will charge a quarter to take a drink?
Another aside, now that I’ve read the article and it mentions similar pricing for live theater: If possible I choose seats right on the border of the price change. I kinda super loved knowing that my awesome great seats to see Penn & Teller on Broadway cost $90 less than the person sitting to my immediate left. That person got screwed!