Movie Theater Owners Might Lower Ticket Prices One Day A Week To Boost Attendance

Movie Theater Owners Might Lower Ticket Prices One Day A Week To Boost Attendance

I often find myself thinking, “Oh, I really want to see that movie.” But do I go to the movie theater? No, more often than not I wait for the desired flick’s rental release because who wants to spend that kind of money on a single theater ticket? I’m not alone — movie attendance is down across the country, prompting theater owners to mull making tickets cheaper one day a week to bring in audiences. [More]

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Couple Facing Felony Theft Charges After Admitting Skipping Out On Movie Tickets Before

The first rule of getting caught doing something bad is, or should be, “shut up.” Not that we condone stealing snacks from your employer or sneaking into movies, of course. As such, a husband and wife team were nabbed without tickets to a movie and are now facing felony theft charges after saying this wasn’t their first time at the ticket-skipping rodeo. [More]

Groupon Gets Into The Movie Ticket Business

Groupon Gets Into The Movie Ticket Business

With Facebook getting into the movie rental business and Netflix deciding it should start producing TV shows, Groupon has decided to get into the entertainment biz too, offering its first deal on movie tickets for a new theatrical release. [More]

Movie Ticket Sales Last Year Lowest Since 1996

Movie Ticket Sales Last Year Lowest Since 1996

Although ever-growing ticket price inflation somewhat masks the slowdown, fewer people are going to movie theaters. Sales slumped to 1.35 billion in 2010, a 5.4 percent drop from 2009 and the lowest mark since 1.33 billion tickets were sold in 1996. Revenues were still high, surpassing $10 billion for the second time ever, thanks to high ticket costs and 3D surcharges. [More]

Your Xbox Sells You Movie Tickets

Your Xbox Sells You Movie Tickets

Microsoft has struck a deal with MovieTickets.com that allows the company to sell gamers tickets through the Xbox 360. Sorta. [More]

World Still Isn't Quite Insane Enough To Pay $20 For Shrek Tickets

World Still Isn't Quite Insane Enough To Pay $20 For Shrek Tickets

It turns out Shrek Forever After will not go down as the movie to break the $20 IMAX ticket barrier, because the AMC ticket pricing was a mistake and corrected soon after media reports circulated about the sign of the apocalypse. [More]

People Are Paying $20 To See A Shrek Movie

People Are Paying $20 To See A Shrek Movie

The WSJ reports that for the first time, tickets to a movie have reached the $20 threshold. People are apparently paying $20 per adult ticket to see the IMAX version of “Shrek Forever After.” [More]

Movie Ticket Prices Going Up This Weekend

Movie Ticket Prices Going Up This Weekend

Hope you weren’t planning on buying popcorn at the movies this weekend, because you might not have any cash left after you pay for your higher-priced tickets. [More]