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Old 12-09-2013, 19:13
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I booked a couple of tickets for Rush tomorrow night earlier and each seat cost 9! Wondering if there was a premium because it was a prime time, first night showing. But no, even the most lowly showing of the lowliest film cost the same.

My local is Vue and their prices must have gone up by 50% in a few years. I remember when that cinema opened 13 years ago and a ticket was 3.20. With inflation, its still nowhere near 9 13 years later. The cinema doesn't offer anything else to justify such a huge price hike, I'm bombarded with half an hour of ads before a film and the actual entertainment lasts around 1.5 - 2 hours.

What do you pay and what is your opinion of that cost?
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Old 12-09-2013, 20:22
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35 (I think) per year for unlimited 'free' screenings at the Rox. Otherwise, free film screenings at various cinemas across London, e.g. free screenings every Sunday at the Grand Union in Wandsworth and free screenings every Monday at the Grove in Balham. I get complimentary cinema tickets from clients as well. On certain days, some cinemas offer heavy discounts for current releases. For example, 2.50 every Tuesday(?) at Green in Islington.

I rarely pay more than 80 per year for my cinema-going. This includes special/premiere screenings, mini festivals and similar events.

I'm luckier than those outside London, true, but there are similar schemes in most cities and major towns, so it might be worth keeping an eye out for those. Cineworld, for instance, offer a membership. I think it's something like 15 per month for unlimited film screenings?
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Old 12-09-2013, 20:34
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Just checked...... If I drove to my local Odeon now it would cost me 9.05 at the box office to see a standard (ie non-3D/IMAX) film. It's about a 30 mile round trip, so including petrol it would cost me about 13 in total.

I haven't been to the cinema this year, though, and I can't see myself going again any time soon.
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Old 12-09-2013, 21:56
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Yeah, prices around mine are starting to get to the point where I am actually going to stop going. 10 is a red line for me.

Though I think I could get cheaper tickets with my nectre points if I ever sorted it out.
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Old 12-09-2013, 22:00
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Proper local, Plaza community cinema, is 4.90 for a standard adult ticket.

I go to the odeon though, and that's 7.60 for cheaper times, 8.90 for peak times, and I think 3D is 13.
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Old 15-09-2013, 01:19
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My local is really cheap, same price for 2D and 3D:
Mon-Fri 2.50
Weekends 3.50

http://www.plazadorchester.com/content/ticket-prices

It's no flea pit either, 5 stars on TripAdvisor

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attract...t_England.html
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Old 15-09-2013, 01:26
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It was around 7.50 - 8.50 when I last went in 2012. I am able to afford to go as a treat if I want to, however the behaviour of other patrons keeps me at home waiting for the DVD to be released unless it's a very special case. I just can't tolerate how people are in public venues for the most part now. The majority of the general public who go out and about to places like cinema and the even more expensive theatre seem to be a bunch of disgusting cretins who would get away with murder in broad day light if they wanted to. My local cinema is a lovely building but it also doesn't have a wide enough variety of movies, which is a shame.
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Old 15-09-2013, 01:37
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I get free cinema tickets via my health insurance policy at Vue. I saw Rush tonight and the full price of the tickets for the extreme screening was 14.50. Crazy just to see one film!
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Old 15-09-2013, 10:28
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Our one is really old it closed but was opened up again a few months back and is the same price.
Weekday 2.50 Weekend 3.50 only has 2 screens one really large the other average.
Though is now digital and 4K.

https://www.facebook.com/CenturyCinema?ref=br_tf
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Old 15-09-2013, 11:09
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The vue in plymouth cost..

9.45 peak times
8.05 off peak

i haven't been for years though, a bit expensive

EDIT:

add 2.25 if the films in 3D.

11.00 for a 3D movie, no thanks
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Old 15-09-2013, 17:45
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I have a Showcase Insider card and tickets after 7pm Sundays and all day Mondays & Tuesdays are 5 - you just need to pay extra for 3D glasses if you need them.

I saw Rush on a preview screening at Showcase a couple of weeks ago for 5!
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Old 15-09-2013, 19:30
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Cineworld Unlimited, I pay 15.90 a month. Standard tickets are about 9 now I think, so considering I go at least once a week, it's an excellent deal.
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Old 15-09-2013, 20:05
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Cineworld Unlimited, I pay 15.90 a month. Standard tickets are about 9 now I think, so considering I go at least once a week, it's an excellent deal.
I wish Odeon would do this. It's a great offer but there is only 1 Cineworld near me and its an old Virgin one - desperately in need of an update compared to Odeon.
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Old 15-09-2013, 20:21
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I would dearly, dearly love a Cineworld near me as i'd bite their hands off for an Unlimited Card but I don't think it'll ever happen.

I'm stuck with VUE being the nearest to me with the prices at 7.85 off-peak and 9.25 peak.

I've started to go to the Premiere Cinema in Romford a lot though as it's 4 a ticket for any day, any performance. It's a good 40 minute bus ride away, but if i go early sunday morning (as I did today), it's only just over half an hour so it's well worth it.
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Old 15-09-2013, 21:33
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My local Empire is 5 for students which I thought was pretty good value.
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Old 16-09-2013, 01:15
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4.30 for students, 4.50 Matinee and around 6.50 for peak time I think at Movie House Dublin Rd in Belfast.
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Old 16-09-2013, 11:49
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I went to the Printworks in Manchester last week and it would have cost me 15 to see Riddick in the IMAX, no thanks, no way would I pay that much for a film!
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Old 16-09-2013, 16:31
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9.30 because Cineworld own 3 out of the 4 cinemas in Aberdeen.

There is no cheap day Tuesday.
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Old 16-09-2013, 16:48
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At my local cinema (an Empire), off-peak adult tickets are 5.70, peak time are 6.95, and child/student/senior tickets are 4.95, so it's not too bad. There's an extra 1.50 3D surcharge, and in addition to this, they also have a 'Saverday Tuesday' where all tickets cost 3.25.
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Old 16-09-2013, 17:05
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I booked a couple of tickets for Rush tomorrow night earlier and each seat cost 9! Wondering if there was a premium because it was a prime time, first night showing. But no, even the most lowly showing of the lowliest film cost the same.

My local is Vue and their prices must have gone up by 50% in a few years. I remember when that cinema opened 13 years ago and a ticket was 3.20. With inflation, its still nowhere near 9 13 years later. The cinema doesn't offer anything else to justify such a huge price hike, I'm bombarded with half an hour of ads before a film and the actual entertainment lasts around 1.5 - 2 hours.

What do you pay and what is your opinion of that cost?
Bless the Internet and piracy.

The cinemas turn families to criminals to watch the latest films.

Piracy is an acceptable crime but the industry is doing nothing to help the customer only further criminalise it.

Poor old Depp, Pitt and Downey Jr their millions will be a little less.
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Old 17-09-2013, 09:45
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35 (I think) per year for unlimited 'free' screenings at the Rox. Otherwise, free film screenings at various cinemas across London, e.g. free screenings every Sunday at the Grand Union in Wandsworth and free screenings every Monday at the Grove in Balham.
So basically you save money on cinema prices by going to the pub instead?
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