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Old 02-10-2011, 02:23 AM
 
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Walking past the Aero theatre in S.M. recently, and saw an advertisement for Reservoir Dogs to be shown later this month. However, the admission price for all(?) films at the Aero is $12 -- is this a normal price in L.A./S.M. these days?
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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It seems crazy doesn't it? I paid $8 for a day-time movie (and $6 for a matinee) 3 years ago.....

I go less and less now due to prices and the quality of movies.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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I believe these costs are influenced by the means to deliver the movie to the theatre. It is much more efficient to load a large volume of film into the movie pipe-line that leads from Hollywood to the rest of the country and send these out by the hundreds or thousands than to pay the slack-off admin to drive four or five of the films down the street to Grauman's once he expenses his lunch and takes the long way back to the studio.

When back visiting recently to rural Minnesota we paid $5 to see True Grit and another $20 for a large tub of popcorn, two large sodas and a box of candy.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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this is why movie stars have yachts and mansions in the french riviera
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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You can get discounted tickets at Costco for AMC and Regal.

The only drawback is if you are seeing a 3-D movie you have to pay extra and it comes out even.

Personally I usually just go to movies if it is something that really benefits from the big screen.

For example I would just wait for something like Blue Valentine to come to video.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Pretty much all major movie theater chains are like 10-15 bucks per ticket these days, yes. Crazy.

Though, some smaller theaters have some great deals, like the Highland 3 Theater where you can get $3 tickets at certain times, and $6 tix for regular adult admission...

Highland Theater - Highland Park - Los Angeles, CA
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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I made an error in my initial post -- the regular price at the Aero is $11 rather than $12. Still, that seems a little high, but at least the theater is in a "nice area" so there shouldn't be any loud talkers or people who need to say "Dayyyyyymn!" every few minutes.
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