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Anyone else fed up with cinema prices ?

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Cookie4u Sat 17-Feb-18 23:22:16

I've been visiting the cinema since I was very small and for me and my papa used to go to the cinema every week or ever other week, and now it's a once in a blue moon but Within that time an adult ticket has gone from about £5.00 to £12.00 ! ...
And the child teen and senior are terrible aswell , closer you get to londom and the tickets rocket to £14.00 !
im not suprised people pirate films or rather stick Netflix on rather than go to the cinema .

Will a trip to the cinema become a thing of the past or something only the rich can afford

Pinkponiesrock Sat 17-Feb-18 23:24:09

In our town cineworld is £11.50ish and Vue is on £5.50ish, I only recently discovered this!

bruffin Sat 17-Feb-18 23:27:42

Dh got a cineworld card and a compare the meerkat and we can both go once a week for £17 a month and dh can go as mant times he wants.

Changednamejustincase Sat 17-Feb-18 23:28:44

£12 is too much! I wouldn't pay more than £8. I used to pay central London prices but can't believe I did now I've moved and realised how expensive they were.

onemorecakeplease Sat 17-Feb-18 23:32:26

£10.95 here for adult and £7.95 for child

We only have one cinema in 100 mile radius so they have us. We don’t go very often!!

itsbetterthanabox Sat 17-Feb-18 23:34:23

All the ones near us are at least a tenner.
We go on super Mondays or meerkat tues/weds.
It's way too much!

ginandnappies Sat 17-Feb-18 23:36:24

It costs us the same to go to Vue for two adults as it does for one adult in Cineworld up here. It's ridiculous!

feska5 Sat 17-Feb-18 23:37:14

Meercat Movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays are two tickets for the price of one. Brilliant!

NurseButtercup Sun 18-Feb-18 00:03:57

Yes- it's expensive, but there are ways of going cheaper. The meerkat Tuesday + Wednesday. Some cinemas have a reduced entry fee on Mondays. I've got a subscription to the Times and this subscription provides me with a bogoff cinema code I can use on Saturdays.

MissTFied Sun 18-Feb-18 00:09:29

We have an old fashioned one near us which charges £2.50 weekday and £3.50 weekends. It's fine for us.

itsbetterthanabox Sun 18-Feb-18 07:56:19

Why are the Vues so cheap near all of you! Our Vue is mega bucks angry

sandgrown Sun 18-Feb-18 07:59:17

Vue near us is £4.50 a ticket and the local independent cinema Is,£4.

WTFIsThisVirus Sun 18-Feb-18 08:03:42

Cineworld and Odeon have cards that allow you to go an unlimited amount of times per month.

I pay £20 for my cineworld card, as it includes london cinemas. That gives you unlimited cinema entries, plus 25% off food (10% off in the first year). You can also use it in some restaurants.

Not sure about the Odeon one, as I dont use it.

Depending on how much people go to the cinema, it could be that people just need to take proper advantage of the offers tbh.

I dont think cinemas will die out to the extent that people won't go at all. I personally love the cinema experience, and I like seeing movies when they first come out. I also rarely buy DVDs, so its a bit of a trade-off.

AutumnalTed Sun 18-Feb-18 08:09:17

Our local cinema is £4 a ticket, a cineworld has just opened near our odeon so they now do tickets for £4

WTFIsThisVirus Sun 18-Feb-18 08:33:18

People who's cinema tickets cost £4 shock


Hellywelly10 Sun 18-Feb-18 08:43:08

Yes it's really expensive. I only got when I really want to see something. Also my mum has a club lloyds bank account. You can get six free cinema tickets per year with that account. Have not paid 4 quid for the cinema since the 90's.

nancy75 Sun 18-Feb-18 08:46:11

Could someone who lives near a cheap Vue give us a rough location? Our local Vue is the most expensive of all the chains, I want to tweet & find out why We are charged 3 times the price for the same film

IStillMissBlockbuster Sun 18-Feb-18 08:48:02

My local vue costs £14 a ticket! Plus you have to pay an extortionate amount for parking. And Cineworld is £12. It's ridiculously expensive and we only go if we get an offer. As you say, no wonder people pirate films.

DevilsDoorbell Sun 18-Feb-18 08:48:57

Went to the cinema last night. Nearly walked out because of the noisy people. I’d paid over £40 to miss the 1st half hour due to people eating loudly and constantly wustling their packets. Was so pissed off

LoniceraJaponica Sun 18-Feb-18 08:49:45

Saw The Greatest Showman at Vue in Meadowhall last week, and tickets were £4.99.

I think they have reduced their prices because our local independent cinema is £6.00 and I find that good value.

mydogisthebest Sun 18-Feb-18 08:49:47

My local cinema charges £11. We have Meerkat Movies so will usually go on Tuesday or Wednesday. We do go other days though and don't really think it is that expensive. It's a couple of hours entertainment. Going to the theatre is far more expensive.

I don't think cinemas will die out. Our one is usually packed especially with youngsters.

RowenaDedalus Sun 18-Feb-18 08:50:52

My Vue is 4.99. From their website it says the tickets which are 4.99 are ...
Participating Vue Cinemas: Aberdeen, Barrow, Bury, Cheshire Oaks, Cleveleys, Darlington, Farnborough, Gateshead, Halifax, Hamilton, Hartlepool, Hull, Lancaster, Livingston, Manchester Lowry, Manchester Printworks, Norwich, Merthyr, Romford, Southport, Swansea, Thanet and York.

IStillMissBlockbuster Sun 18-Feb-18 08:51:21

Staging a theatre production is far more expensive to fund though! They have to pay the actors and stage hands every show that they put on! The cinema requires far less resources.

Starlight2345 Sun 18-Feb-18 08:51:30

I have been to the cinema a couple of times and it is virtually empty . I go free as a career for my son . To take a family is no cheap rainy day out . If it was cheaper I am sure more would go .

Lovethebubbles Sun 18-Feb-18 08:51:45

I agree. Our crappy local cinema that hasn’t been modernised at all and is the same as it was 25 years ago is still £8 a ticket. Makes family trips to the cinema pretty much unaffordable!

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