My honey and I went to the movies Friday night, and I was disgusted! For more than one reason.
First, let's talk about prices. TEN DOLLARS to see a movie. Considering I remember when it was three dollars to see a new release, that's a bit ridiculous. Especially when it's gone up like three dollars in the past eight years. That's higher than inflation.
Then, as we're purchasing our tickets from the kiosk, we see that there's a student discount if we show valid Student ID card. Well, mine works sometimes and his has a valid expiration date on it, so we're like "Dude, let's save a couple bucks". Go up to the box office, and apparently you can only get a student discount ON THURSDAYS ONLY. WTF? Students aren't rich, as I recall, but you're now limiting their discount to ONE DAY A WEEK?
Finally, it pisses me off when the projector room doesn't turn off their overhead lights. This is the second movie I saw in that theater where they didn't turn off the overhead lights. How difficult is it to flip a switch?
At these prices, I'm REALLY tempted to just ignore it all and watch movies when they come out on BluRay on my ginormous TV and home theater system. At least then, when it costs $20 to see it, I have something to keep :)