May 19, 2011

The Thirteen Dollar Ticket

We both live in New York City, where the price of a movie ticket is thirteen dollars. That's right, thirteen bucks to see a movie. That's not a lot, but both of us feel strongly that thirteen dollars is too much to go see a movie. Don't get us wrong, there are plenty of movies that are worth much more than that. Our gripe is with the moviegoing experience itself. It's absurd to pay thirteen dollars to sit in a crowded theater to watch a dimly projected movie with people who seem to be doing everything in their power to make you miserable. There's so much to hate about going to the movie: the crowds of annoying people, their poorly-behaved childred, the sticky floors, the bad 3D, the bedbugs, the over-priced junk food, the texting, and on and on...
That's exactly what this site is about. We'll be reviewing movies from the movie-goer's perspective. And we'll help you find ways to get around paying full price for movie tickets. We generally pay between $6 and $7.50 for our tickets - in Manhattan theaters on opening weekend - and look forward to sharing our tips with you. For us, it's not so much about saving money as it is about the principle of it: 13 bucks is too much.

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