I used to love going to the movie theater as a kid. I probably saw about twenty to twenty-five movies at the cinema a year. Now I probably go about four or five times a year. It’s not worth going anymore. Going to the movies is an experience that illegal streaming can’t compete with, but Hollywood has gotten too damn lazy and everything else is too damn expensive. I live in a city where movie tickets cost fifteen to twenty bucks and popcorn and a soda costs another ten bucks. You end up paying thirty bucks to watch a shitty movie that you could have watched for free online. That’s the problem, but I have a solution. Make all the tickets five bucks. I’d be a lot more willing to see a movie, any movie, if it only cost five bucks. And I would go to the movies a lot more often. These days fewer and fewer people are going to the movies, so Hollywood keeps raising ticket prices to maintain a profit. They will keep raising prices, causing even fewer people to go. That’s a business plan that can’t succeed. Five-dollar tickets seems like an easy fix.
Critically Rated at 12/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young