CinemaWellington

Extortion!

By May 1, 2008 One Comment

Holy Hell! I just got back from taking my Ma and Niece to Horton Hears a Who! at Readings and got stung for $42.60 (including one small popcorn). For a Thursday morning matinee!

It just goes to show how out of touch I am (my usual voracious movie-going is 100% subsidised by distributors and cinemas) but “Ouch”. How do normal civilians cope?

Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining — I know first-hand what the costs are in running a cinema. I’m just surprised. And broke.

One Comment

  • I had exactly the same (ish) experience at the same movie at the same cinema on the same day … except I took my son and not your Ma and Niece. “Bloody hell” accidentally forced it’s way out of my lips when I paid for the tickets — cheap-as DVD’s (or illegal downloads) are definitely the way to go.

    And then Jack refused to eat the $9.50 curry I bought for him after the show (great film BTW) … even though he INSISTED on it!

    I ate it.
    And my one.