Why is the cinema so expensive?

pootle30
pootle30 Posts: 27 Forumite
edited 8 September 2009 at 7:00PM in Theatre, concert & events tickets
I cant believe I got charged £7.75 per adult ticket at the cinema a couple of days ago and this is a cinema in Fife so not within a major city. Shocking!! Also does anyone know what happened to cheap Tuesdays at Odeon? We only went on a Tuesday to get it half price but paid £15.50 for two tickets! Might as well buy the blue ray !!!

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  • mgardner
    mgardner Posts: 388 Forumite
    I think you are probably better off in a big city. We only paid 12 pound for a family ticket 4 of us in Birmingham but over here in Telford it works out at that for one of us to take one child.
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  • Jennifer_Jane
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    Vue cheap Tuesdays stopped - but there is now a card that you can get and just show. Registration was easy at the cinema and no other contact. So that is £4.65. Not much of a discount (and cannot be used with other discounts). We like Tuesdays because of easier parking around, it's quieter, and cheaper than other nights.

    Don't forget Orange Wednesdays too.

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  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,589
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    It wasn't to see a 3D film was it ? I've noticed that my local VUe cinema charges £1.75 a ticket more for these than for a normal film, although they don't exactly shout about it.....
  • pootle30
    pootle30 Posts: 27 Forumite
    Hi

    No it was a non 3D film. Very confused as cinema always used to cheap Tuesdays so at least it was still under a fiver. We wondered if they maybe scrapped cheap Tuesday while the school holidays were on? Anyway we will only go once or twice a year at those prices. I think the 3/4 years we've lived in this area its gone from £6 to £7.75.
  • It's even worse when you pay the £15.50 and it's a really duff film, or you have annoying people sitting near you. Sometimes lastminute.com do cheap cinema tickets, for about £4.50 I think, but not during the school holidays.

    Have you tried the freebies board for free screenings? I used to get at least one free film a month.
  • There is also orange wednesdays. Pay for 1 ticket get the other free, you need an orange sim card which you can get free.
  • aidso
    aidso Posts: 142 Forumite
    Ouch!! I'm in Belfast and the discount for Odeon is only on a Wednesday but thats still pretty high. I think its only £6.50 for an Adult here. I prefer to go to the Movie House where its like £5.30. More comfortable seats and nicer popcorn
  • Minxy_Bella
    Minxy_Bella Posts: 1,948 Forumite
    I once took a school trip to a local cinema and they told me that the ticket price only covered something like 95% of the film rental they had to pay the distributors, so they had to make all their money on exorbitantly priced popcorn etc.

    It's a shame for the British film industry - it costs me at least £30 to take my kids to see something - plus another £30 odd if I let them have kiosk snacks!! If it was cheaper, I'd take them a lot more than I do!
  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,589
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    pootle30 wrote: »
    Hi

    No it was a non 3D film. Very confused as cinema always used to cheap Tuesdays so at least it was still under a fiver. We wondered if they maybe scrapped cheap Tuesday while the school holidays were on? Anyway we will only go once or twice a year at those prices. I think the 3/4 years we've lived in this area its gone from £6 to £7.75.

    My local Vue still does cheap Tuesdays but you need to register and get a card for it now - have you done that ?

    http://www.myvue.com/cinemas/cheapdaytuesdays/index.asp?SessionID=397861E00BB241EBAE616E14231A0103&cn=1&ci=52&ln=1&hi=627
  • pootle30
    pootle30 Posts: 27 Forumite
    Hi

    Unfortunately no Vue near us. The Odeon is the only cinema for about 15 miles - prob why they're ripping us off, they know we cant go anywhere else!!!!!

    The smallest popcorn in there is £3.60!!!
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