OK that might be a little extreme, but seriously: $35 for a movie ticket? According to Variety, a group of investors are looking to attract an older, more upscale audience to the movies by building luxury theater complexes in suburbs across America. For $35 a ticket, moviegoers will be treated to "reclining armchair seats with footrests, digital projection and the capability to screen 2-D and 3-D movies, as well as a lounge and bar serving cocktails and appetizers, a concierge service and valet parking."
I know what you're thinking, "Buzz, that's all fine and good, but for that price the food and stuff must be included, right?" Wrong. Any food ordered — from traditional movie snacks to the made-to-order meals, like sushi — will cost extra.
I like movies as the cheap(ish) and easy date versus a night at the opera, you know? What about you? Would you pony up $35 for a first-class movie experience? To check out some of the things I'd want to get for that ticket price,
- Not just any "reclining chair with footrest," but a super plush, luxurious Lazy Boy, and maybe an afghan.
- All-you-can-eat buffet or something. I'm talking refillable soda machine within arm's distance from where I'm sitting and at least three hot dogs.
- A pedicure.
- Massage by handsome Sawyer lookalike.