AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75

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AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#1
Posted: 11/12/07 at 3:51pm
Considering how its obnoxious employees have a collective IQ of 12 and the price of its food at the concession stand could wipe out the rent budget, the theater hiked its prices as of last week to $11.75.

So if you wish to see the mediocre Redford film that is what you have to pay.
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 3:56pm
Lincoln Square is also $11.75. That's what I paid last Friday when I saw "No Country For Old Men" there.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#2
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:01pm
STRIKE!!!

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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#3
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:08pm
ugh, this is ridiculous, 12 bucks for a movie and 8 bucks for popcorn is disgusting
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#4
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:21pm
I never buy food at the movie theatre. It's legalized robbery and I refuse to be a victim. Too bad the general public allowed it to happen. The theatres can charge whatever they want and an overwhelming majority of the public will gripe about the prices all the while standing in line to buy a $5 box of M&Ms or a $6 cup of Diet Coke. Would they be willing to pay $12 or $15 for a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke? Hell no! But they fork over the cash at the theatre because they can't be expected to sit through a single movie without eating or drinking something.

Do what I do: Bring your own drinks and snacks and only attend discounted showings at every opportunity.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#5
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:32pm
Going to the movies has almost become a special event for me--like going to a Broadway or Off Broadway show.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#6
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:33pm
Unbelievable. This is precisely why I go to new movie releases less frequently these days. That and the huge crowds.

Fortunately, I have a $4 theatre 15 minutes from where I live that gets movies a month or so after their release. There are no big crowds and it's a cheap way to get the same experience of a full-price theatre.

I also agree with Mister Matt on the snacks. I rarely need to consume anything during a movie, but if I need to nosh, I wear a coat with an inside pocket and stash non-noisy-wrapped items in there.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#7
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:37pm
damnit, Robbie. you beat me to it.

I was gonna start a picket line.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#8
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:38pm
NYC doesn't really have many discounts for movies. I think I've heard that the first showing of the day at 11am is a few bucks cheaper, but I'm never free then. There are no other discount matinees or anything else here.
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:45pm
There is a place in Cobble Hill where you can see first-runs for a tad bit less than in the city.
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:46pm
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#11
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:47pm
I didn't realize there are no "bargain matinees" in NYC. We have those here in MA and CT at the full-price theatres, where it's only $6 or $7 for any showings between 11 AM and 3 PM, usually on weekends. It may vary by weekday or movie though, not sure.
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:48pm
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#13
Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:50pm
Me too, Jerby. I see only the films I REALLY want to see in theaters -- or the occasional exception if a group of friends REALLY wants to see something else.

Otherwise, I just wait for it to be shown on an airplane during a business trip. The most I ever pay is the $1 if I forgot my headset. And the peanuts and (non-alcoholic) drinks are free! re: AMC 42nd Street:  Hike to $11.75
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 4:54pm
I stopped going to movie theaters a long time ago. Not only did I think they weren't worth it, but I rarely ever enjoyed the experience because of all the other distractions in the theater.

I do know that the theaters make almost $0 on the price of tickets. They make all their profits from the sale of concessions. I remember my Rocky Horror days and that was decades ago. Back then the distributor took 90% of ticket sales.

The only time I'll ever spend money on their concessions, should I deign to go see a film, is on movie theater buttered popcorn. I know how unhealthy it is, but it's a rare treat for me-I love it!
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 5:09pm
"I do know that the theaters make almost $0 on the price of tickets. They make all their profits from the sale of concessions. I remember my Rocky Horror days and that was decades ago. Back then the distributor took 90% of ticket sales. "


That is pretty accurate, Jane, but I will add that the ratio of 90/10 or 80/20 is used only for the first 2 or three weeks of first run release. As the weeks go on, the ratio gets closer to a 50/50 split. so, in essence, the longer a theatre plays a film, the more revenue it will take in down the line. Now since obviously films make the brunt of thier money in the first 3 weeks, this usually doesn't amount to much for the theatre. But, once in a while when a film starts out slow, and then catches steam, i.e American Beauty and the like, or just keeps on making money, i.e Titanic, those are the cases where the theatre stands to make a great deal of money off the film. Of course, these instances are few and far between.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#16
Posted: 11/12/07 at 5:11pm
thanks for the info, Pippin.

I'm assuming that the theaters keep all the profits from the concessions though. Is this correct?
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#17
Posted: 11/12/07 at 5:25pm
We pay( all in Australian dollars ) $14.80 per ticket the only cheap day is tuesday when tickets are $8.00. The most popular cinems are Gold Class where weekend tickets are $37.00, weekdays ticket for those cinemas go anywhere from $20.00 to $37.00.


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Posted: 11/12/07 at 5:29pm
It wouldn't be so hard to swallow if people knew how to behave in public. I'd pay $11.75 if a theater put in devices to block all cell phone usage. I'd also pay $11.75 if they could guarantee that at certain showings nobody under 25 would be allowed in.
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 5:33pm
Sometimes I think that immediately after having a baby, some couples go from the hospital right to a movie with the newborn.
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 5:33pm
excuse me, I know how to behave in a movie theatre thank you, you jack ass. Being under 25 doesn't mean someone is gonna cause a disruption.
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Posted: 11/12/07 at 5:38pm
"Being under 25 doesn't mean someone is gonna cause a disruption."

No, but I've seen enough college students being disruptive to draw the line. It's like drinking alcohol: some kids under 21 could probably handle it, but you have to draw the line somewhere.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#22
Posted: 11/12/07 at 6:32pm
Watch all my movies at home now. Nobody talking in front, no little kids screaming & great prices for concessions.

They could jack it up to $ 20 for all I care.

For a real movie going experience, go to Jersey City on weekend for classic movies @ $ 6 a pop plus cheap concessions. You see the movie in an honest to God picture palace.

This is the only way to see a movie. I saw Grapes Of Wrath their last summer.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#23
Posted: 11/12/07 at 6:47pm
Movie ticket prices are just as bad in L.A.

I don't go anymore either, unless it's something I really want to see in a theatre (which is about 3 to 5 movies per year), or it's something I'm working on (which I usually get to see for free, and months before it's released).

For the rest... I have my big-fat-wide HDTV, which isn't much smaller than some of the "shoe boxes" they have at the multiplexes.

And it's now actually cheaper for us to BUY the DVD (let alone rent it) than to have my partner and I see a movie in the theatre.
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re: AMC 42nd Street: Hike to $11.75#24
Posted: 11/12/07 at 7:25pm
Wow. It was just $11.25 the other day and I commented on how they went up a quarter. I guess they thought it wasn't enough...

Anyways, AMC offers all it's movies for $6 before noon on Friday, Saturdays, Sunday and all Holidays. One of those days each week I usually try to go see one than just walk into whatever else I want to see. The AMC on 42nd St is so big and the employees really don't care who does that.