If you decide to spend a night out at the movies, you better be certain you’re going to love that film.
In my opinion, movie-going has become too expensive to be a casual pastime anymore.
The theater industry says the average ticket costs right around $8, but that has to include discounted prices for kids and seniors.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time I paid anything like $8 to get into a movie. So I went online to see how much the typical adult ticket cost.
I found theaters charging $13.75 in New York City and $12 in San Francisco. Prices were somewhat lower at suburban Boston ($11) and Minneapolis ($10.75) and a big college town like Austin ($10).
But $8? Not until I checked a theater in Grinnell, Iowa (population 9,100). There I found an $8 adult ticket.
If you want to see that blockbuster action flick in 3-D or IMAX, expect a $3 to $5 surcharge added onto every ticket.
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