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mildreddavis1

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I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« on: June 11, 2012, 05:56:36 am »
Here is the link to the history of movie tickets http://www.natoonline.org/statisticstickets.htm. It is funny to see that in 1948 you could buy a ticket for $0.36.

I like to find interesting websites that have information that is different from just websites that try to sell you something.


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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 06:15:47 am »
Movie tickets are crazy expensive here in 2012.  In the past I feel like you could go to the movies at any time, not being a burden financially at all.  But now, the food is extremely expensive as well as the ticket.  Not even accounting for all the 3D or Imax specials there are.  The ratio is definitely off.

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 07:06:34 am »
I was just listening to a song from the 80's I grew up with - "Busta Move".  In the lyrics somewhere he talks about taking a girl to a movies and he "Don't care less about the 5 you're blowin' "...

Given movie ticket prices now a days, hard to believe evening movies were once $5.  That kind of dates that song - LOL.  At least we still have a cheap theater where you can see a movie for $2.50/matinee or $3/evening prices.  Also we have an AMC theater which is $5 matinee M-R, and $5 before noon F-N.  At least those prices make it bearable to see movies in the theater.

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 07:48:51 am »
It sounds like a fun sight. I also like to go the the History channel web sight and look at the history listed there.

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 08:20:06 am »
Yes, good to see the historical rates.. Now watching movies with family is costly. Instead I prefer going for dinner

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 10:18:40 am »
i cant afford the movies anymore cheaper to wait on the dvd.  its hard to think way back then you could get a hamburger for 5 cents too lol ,

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 05:32:18 pm »
Fun topic and interesting.  Looks like it took many of us down old memory lane!  I remember in the later 50s/early 60s going to the movies on Saturday (double feature and cartoons) for 25 cents.  If I remember correctly we got 25 cents for snacks too.  I can't remember the price of anything else, but do remember that those great big dill pickles served in a bag were 5 cents.  Probably 10 or 15 cents for a hot dog and 5 cents for a drink. Amazing compared to the cost of a movie now!

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 06:16:46 pm »
Wow, if movies were still that cheap to see I'd definitely go more often. I rarely go to the movie theater anymore unless it's the dollar theater down the street. And even then it usually has to be something I really want to see.

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 06:20:11 pm »
I'd definitely go to the movies more frequently if they were cheaper.  My family prefers watching on Netflix, and we get to relax any way we want while watching. 

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 06:35:26 pm »
I too remember being a child back then and going to the movies every Saturday morning for the Double feature.  Usually Roy Rogers and Flash Gordon movies plus a cartoon.  It was only .25  for which we as kids would scour the neighborhood to gather empty pop (soda) bottles, sell them back to the grocery store for .05 each and have enough money for the movies, candy and hotdogs.  We spent pretty much the whole day at the movie theater for under $1.00 without having to ask our parents for a dime.

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 06:54:43 pm »
wow....interesting....amazing how much has changed over the years!

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2012, 07:49:48 pm »
i think our local theater is like, $10 or $12 a piece.
needless to say, we rarely go to the movies.
i'm not even sure how theaters stay afloat these days
with their prices. the $5 cup of pop is just comical...
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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2012, 11:41:50 pm »
I love statistics and I do find things amazing and sometimes frustrating how thing inflate over time.  I remember a moment in my life when I was able to get double billing for under $2 and that was just twenty+ years ago (of course these particular theatres were also a little more run down).  Movies as a form of entertainment is still cheaper than a lot of things, but nowadays I'm often debating whether to just wait until the movie is released as a purchase or rental.

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 07:29:38 am »
It is funny because in the last year the movie ticket prices dropped to $4 for matinee. We also have a cheap theater that is between $1.50 to $2.50 per person depending on the time and day. I feel pretty lucky that I can afford to go more often.

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Re: I found a website with the history of Movie Ticket Prices
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012, 10:13:36 pm »
Oh wow has pricing went up yes inflation did as well but some movie theatres are over 10 dollars just craziness taking a family can be very costly i  have a dollar theatre which is pretty good :)

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