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IMAX Tickets Up to $20 a Piece

Would You Pay $20 to See an IMAX Movie?

The day has finally arrived — tickets to see an IMAX movie have hit the $20 mark. Although the first film to charge that much for a ticket — Shrek Forever After — is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, there's no way I'm shelling out that much dough to see the movie on a bigger screen.

In fact, spending the $15 to see Avatar in IMAX 3D seemed like too much (however, you do get a lot of movie there), not because I'm cheap, but because sitting in a theater full of popcorn-chomping, cell phone-answering, sometimes snoring moviegoers just doesn't seem worth it. Especially since I never get the same 3D experience in IMAX as I do on a regular movie screen — it just doesn't translate well to the mega-size format. Maybe I'm jaded by my previous theater experiences, but seriously — $20? Have you hit your movie ticket price limit? Is an IMAX movie worth the $20 price?

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nicomichelle nicomichelle 7 years
What happened to the good ol' days? *sigh*
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Only if that $20 fee includes an age limit. Not that that will cut out all the immature, but some...
red4bonez red4bonez 7 years
i love shrek but i guess ima have to wait till it comes out on dvd or just not see it in imax but regular movies..i paid 20 bux for iron man for imax and i think it would have been just as good if i seen it as a regular movie...
rubywren rubywren 7 years
Here in the UK, that's about what we pay for ANY movie! When I visited the USA and saw movies in American cinemas, I was gobsmacked at how cheap it is there. Each movie in my local cinema is about £10 per ticket (about $15) for a standard movie...Popcorn and a drink is easily another £10. Tickets for 3D films are even more expensive. For a family of four, a night at the cinema in the UK would easily equate $80 in USD. I did, however, used to work at my local cinema and get into most films for free with our staff card. I would always have people stunned at the box office when telling them how much their tickets/food would cost. A lot of people would get quite angry and abusive. I now don't go to the cinema, unless it's something I can't live without seeing.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
Never. It's ridiculous.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
its crazy to pay that much to go see a movie when it will be out on red box or netflicks in 4 months Alice in wonderland just came out in movies in march and you can buy it on June 1st
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
I'm super pissed about this! my bf and I had already made plans to watch eclipse in imax! $15 was my max and I'm not gonna give in. I agree with the poster who said something about saving the $ ad just buying the dvd later.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I am a crazy movie going person. I have been know to go see a movie twice a week, but the recent price increases that happened less than 6 months ago were bad enough, but the fact tat movies across the board are increasing again has taken it one step too far. I think the movie makers are going to be surprised when rentals shoot through the roof and movie ticket sales drop like a stone. My friends an I have already decided that we are going unless it's something we really feel needs to be seen on the big screen. In addition to the outrageous prices there is also popcorn, drinks, parking, etc. It's pretty difficult to get out of the movies for less than $30 per person as it is, and how many people in this economy even have the dough to be shelling out hundreds of dollars to see a few movies per month. I personally would rather buy the movie a few months later and be able to watch it multiple times.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
Considering I will only go to the movies during the weekday when its $5, there is no way I would ever want to pay 4x that price.
zzleigh zzleigh 7 years
I'd pay $20 for a movie like HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON or WALL-E, but NEVER for SHREK. EVER.
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