How Much Are You Paying When You Watch A Movie In Theatre?

hulk - movies i've watched.
Philippines
August 1, 2008 3:09am CST
I love watching movies in theatre, especially if its a new one, it is good to see a film in a wide screen with digital sounds, right? but i've noticed that aside from the gasoline, food, clothes etc. movie fee is also kinda expensive now ., im from manila,philippines and the cost of movie now here is ... P120 - P180 pesos --- or $2.75 - $4.00 dollars *** conversion is ... $1 = P44 how bout you guys, how expensive when you watch a movies in your country? is it really expensive?
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@rkrish (3003)
• India
1 Aug 08
Watiching movie in theatre, its really a amazing, 2 things on that one is as you said a wide screen which gives the real pic maximise , a human on wide screen becomes 5 times big and digital sounds hits to heart and make us a beat. In india, now as like philip comes to US 3$ TO 5$ depends on which kind of theatre you go Still becoming costlier and the add ons like parking, a small snack , transport .....hup in total its huge atleast $7 per head
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• Philippines
1 Aug 08
wow! that was kinda expensive too! lol! well, i wouldn't still give up of watching movies in theatre., i just loved and enjoyed it! thanks for responding!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
1 Aug 08
its where boom of life lies with interest, no one can once started and where you can also dream living what we cant
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@KrauseHome (32347)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Well, here in the US, if you can see a movie for only $4, it is usually a second rate movie theater where they are playing movies there that are usually coming out, or just released on DVD as well. Most places around here in the Seattle area charge over $10 to see a movie anymore. That to me is CRAZY. I wonder how people continue to flock there and pay prices like this, and this does not begin to cover Popcorn, etc. either.
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• Philippines
4 Aug 08
that is expensive! well, yeah rather see it on DVD or in net?.,thanks for responding!
@SHAMRACK (8350)
• India
1 Aug 08
Dear friend, In India that too south India for new released movies it comes Rs.40-Rs.60-Rs.80 ($1 = Rs.40 to Rs. 50) for those other than reservations. If reservations it cost more than extra Rs.30. Hence if in dollar it comes around $1.00 -$1.25-$2.00. If reservation may be nearer to $0.90 is more to be given. This change occurred suddenly as those rise in price of papers, inks, films, other equipments, the labour and other elements related to movie making increased simultaneously the price of movie tickets also increased its rates.
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
hi shamrack! thanks for that info., have a nice day ahead! by the way, may i know what is RS stands?
• China
1 Aug 08
oh i think it's espensive for you to see a film , i am not like see a film compoesed with you .I sometime will spent 15-30 yuan to go to the theatre to see that ,so oppoes to your country ,it's really more cheap for me to see a film .haha maybe i will go to theatre more than the past from now on.
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• Philippines
1 Aug 08
how much is that in dollars? can you convert it? thanks!
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Well, how much was a ticket back in 1996? Well, that's what I paid! I saw Titanic.
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• Philippines
4 Aug 08
you mean, you haven't seen a movie after titanic? lol!
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That's what I am saying. Haven't seen any that were worth spending $10 to see when they come out on DVD for rent in only 2 months can I can pay half price and watch them in the comfort of my own home and eat whatever I want! And with most of movies these days so full of s*x and other related trash and massive voilence, I dont' think I've missed much!
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• Philippines
4 Aug 08
yeah, you have a point! if the movie is that really expensive in your country then i guess it would be more practical to see movies at home.,Ü thanks for responding!
@msedge (4012)
• United States
6 Aug 08
We usually watch movie in the mall theater.There are three of us, my hubby, daughter and myself.I think we almost spend $25 for the three of us on the ticket only.Then we will have popcorn and soft drinks.I could say it is more expensive here i guess.We used to watch every friday but we are being frugal now and my hubby has no time.He is very busy on his business at this moment.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 08
thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
@msedge (4012)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Your welcome
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
A theater in Manila with that amount is one of the cheapest. At 120 php, you'll get to SM or Robinson's Cinemas while 150 to 200 at Rockwell. And at IMAX centers, you'll find yourself spending around 300 above, which depends on the film being played. Whenever I will date my wife, I carry around a thousand pesos but have to leave my credit card at home hehe. That would include the cinema fee, food and the gas for transpo.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 08
believe it or not but that is really a cost when you watch a movie here in the philippines and that is kinda expensive.,but since i am a movie fanatic i would still want to see a movie in a big screen and later on buy a copy of it in a dvd.,Ü thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
I don't really mind the expenses, I'm after the fun and somehow it helps me free myself from work stress. So I can say that the money spent for cinemas is somehow worth it.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
4 Aug 08
That is pretty cheap for a movie. Where I am, going to the movies with my wife, including popcorn, drinks and transportation, it could easily chalk up a bill of $50 or more! And that is for the both of us. The prices of the tickets vary through out the week. For Monday to Thursdays(before 5pm on Thursday), the price of a ticket is $7.50. From Thursdays 5pm to Friday before 5pm, the price of a ticket is $8.50. From Friday 5pm onwards, Saturday and Sunday, including public holidays, the price goes up to $9.50. Wow... $4.00 for a movie ticket. So shiok. The last time I paid for a ticket that pice was when I was still wearing a school uniform and mugging for exams.
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
lol! well, yeah good thing the amount that we're paying here in the philippines is still cheap.,thanks for responding!
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
4 Aug 08
ha ha ha ha ha... thanks for the best response. It is good that you are able to enjoy a good movie at affordable prices. Something that I can only reminisce about. Cannot imagine how often I would be going to the cinema if the price of a ticket is $4. Even at USD$4 it is still cheaper than the price I am paying now. Heh heh...
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
2 Aug 08
Our movies run around $8 to $10 if you are an adult and if you are a senior citizen, you may get them for a little less. I cannot find the exact price but we usually only go when there is a bargain or if we get a free pass -usually on either my husband or my birthday. Of course the birthday one gets in free. There are also days in the week where seeing the movie is cheaper, I believe here in Winnipeg it is Tuesday, but do not quote me on that. But even with that and the senior discount for me, we cannot afford to go to the movie more than twice a year and only if one of us can get in free. We usually wait for it to come out on the Movie Channel and on dvd.
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
thanks and have a nice day ahead!
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
4 Aug 08
It is high, it used to be much cheaper and we would go to the movies every Saturday afternoon.
@LouieWpHs04 (4560)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Well you have to also remember that if gasoline goes up, that means any product that isn't actually made & sold in that very building will go up as well! I don't really recall what a trip to the theatre cost's nowadays. It's been a while. I think just driving there costs more then the ticket though which has kind of reduced the amounts of time I go to theatre's lately! My guess is that gas is about $5-6+ just driving there, and about $4-$7+ for a ticket, plus I generally used to buy stuff there and since theatre stuff was generally expensive to begin with, I can only imagine how much it costs now! I would say at least about $4-$5 into that. I'm not sure that $13-$18+ for a trip to the theatre just to see one movie is worth it anymore, even if it is brand new!
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
well, if you're going to sum it up., the gas, food and the movie fee that will be a big amount.,Ü and what if you do have a date.,so that will be additional cost.,lol! good thing im a girl.., so i don't need to worry about the expenses.,cause usually when someone ask me to go out.,they always pay for everything! thanks for responding!
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• United States
5 Aug 08
Eh. Usually if i'm going to the theatre, I would be too embarrased to go by myself so I must always have a date or a close friend to go with lol, Well aren't you the lucky one! It's quite rough being a guy when it comes to dating!
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
LOL it really is a bit pricey to watch a movie nowadays and including the cost for some snacks, watching a movie in a theater seems to be a hard choice. Given the option to rent or buy a DVD or just wait until its shown on some channel on TV does not make the choice any easier. But needless to say when the movie is that good I'm sure many people will still go to the theater. I know I would. LOL
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
LOL! thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
Glad I could help. :)
@relundad (2312)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I would love to find a movie for 4 dollars. Prices here in GA USA tend to vary between 7 and 12 dollars.
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• United States
1 Aug 08
9.50 around here you can find them for free on this wonderful internet
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• Philippines
2 Aug 08
lol! still i would have a big difference when you watch it in a big screen .,
@brimia (6588)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Movies are around $8 here so I never go to full price showings. I occasionally get free preview passes to see the film right before it's released to public. I also sometimes get gift cards. If I'm paying for a movie I usually go to the discount theaters that get the films later so it's only $1.50 admission. But really I rarely go to the theater anymore...I wait until they come out on DVD and get them free from the library or $1 movie rentals.
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
so expensive! hmmmm, you mean the movie rate depends on date of release?
@brimia (6588)
• United States
2 Aug 08
well the "dollar" theaters are considered second run...meaning they get films after the regular theaters do.
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@djemba (767)
• India
25 Jan 09
About a decade back watching movies was pretty cheap in India. But now with all glitzy multiplexes opening up in India it has become pretty expensive affair and one cannot afford to go to the theatre very frequently or every week/ A normal ticket costs around Rupees 150= A little less than $3. So thats the rate of tickets out here.
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
hmmm, really! well, thats pretty good., i love watching movies in theater ., i hope you too!
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
25 Jan 09
I'm so sorry for coming in so late. It's about $2-2.5, here in India. But anyway, I don't like to watch movies in theater.
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• Philippines
4 Mar 09
why you don't wanna watch movies in theatre ? it is more fun because you'll be able to see a movie in a big screen with a good audio ., try it for sure you will loved it!
@lchiat (1070)
• Malaysia
8 Aug 08
Hi. Nice to meet you here. It depends. If it is new movie then it will cost rm10 which is around $3 i think. After few days then it will cost rm8 around $2++. But if it is movies day on wednesday then it will cost rm5 which is only $1 or $2 like that. Happy myloting!!!
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• Philippines
14 Aug 08
thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
Hi friend myliez0903, haven't watch for a long time and I don't even know how much is the fee now in watching in theater hahaha.., Now that I heard and read it from you that it's around P120-180, no way! I will probably watch DVD at home. Thanks for the post, happy earning. Hugs my friend..take care!
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• Philippines
8 Aug 08
hi there my friend! thanks for responding! yeah, it would be better now to stay at home and watch it in DVD but sis, im really a movie fanatic, so whatever the price i'll still go and watch it! lol! best of luck and have a nice day ahead!
@aendzie (571)
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
hi there, I live in the Philippines too, so it's about the same, honestly, I don't watch movies in theaters. The last time I saw a movie in the big screen was 2 years ago..lol.. I usually watch movies on the net, saves me time and money..lol..I know, that's illegal....but i'll try to see Dark Knight in theaters,way way better I guess.have fun!
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
lol! i only watch old movies in net.,those i haven't seen in the big screen.,lol! thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead! take care!
• United States
7 Aug 08
$8.75 us dollars per movie per person.. needless to say i dont go to the movies often although i just saw batman!!
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• Philippines
7 Aug 08
hmmm, yeah i love batman! thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead! take care!
• United States
4 Aug 08
I think it is outrageously expensive. I love seeing movies in theaters, but in my area of the US, movies are $9.50 each. And that's not the worst of it. You spend $4 on a bottle of water, another $5 on popcorn, etc. And, of course, they don't allow you to bring in your own snacks/drinks(Unless you sneak them in ). There are theaters that have cheaper movies for earlier show times, but even so it's just too much. Then if you have to pay someone to watch your kids, well, forget about it. I give up. I'll rent them from the public library and forego the big screen.
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
LOL! yes, better! thanks for responding!