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    Default How much for a movie ticket?

    I'm thinking of going to the movies sometime this week, but since ticket prices has risen, I want to spend my money wisely.

    I live in Waipahu, and I can take the bus to either the Pearl Highland Theaters or the PearlRidge theaters. I just want to know which place is cheaper (out of the two) or where is the cheapest theater (accessable via thebus from Waipahu).

    Sorry if there is an appropriate forum for this, but I just don't know where to put it.
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    It's been awhile since I have been to both of those theatres that you mentioned. The Pearl Highlands which is run by Signature has stadium seating on all of it's theaters. Pearlridge on the other hand had at least 4 of it's theaters with stadium seating but that was at 4 years ago, no idea if they upgraded it or just left it the same.

    If you want to save money on ticket prices you might want to go during the daytime like the first or second show of the day they are normally at a lower cost.

    As far the cheapest place would be The Resturant Row theaters, but from the A bus you need to transfer to either the 42, 19, 20, 55 or 56.

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    I saw all three of the LOTR movies and two of the first three Potter movies at Highlands, at about $5 midweek matinee prices. It cost me $8 for the popcorn and soda.

    Pearlridge is closer to me, but I listened to my sister, who goes to a lot more movies than I do; she doesn't like it at all. I think I saw the first Potter movie there, and I don't recall how much it cost or if there was anything wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkmeister
    I saw all three of the LOTR movies and two of the first three Potter movies at Highlands, at about $5 midweek matinee prices.
    When is a matinee? (sorry if I sound like a noob, but I don't want to wait until Spiderman 2 comes to DVD.)
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    Default Re: How much for a movie ticket?

    Matinees are the day time showing of a movie.

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    My recent foray to a few theaters found the following prices:

    Signature Dole Cannery: $6.00 matinee "Spiderman 2"
    Signature Pearl Highlands: $5.75 matinee "Day After Tomorrow"
    Wallace Restaurant Row: $1.00 "Passion of the Christ"

    Your cost will vary depending on venue and time of day to see a movie.

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    Consoildated Ward $6.75 mantinee.

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    Sounds like movie tickets there for matinees are pretty much the same here where I am. But then again the last posting is 2004.
    What is the going rate now? I myself prefer matinees. Shelling out $10 for a movie? DON'T THINK SO.... But there are ppl out there willing to do it and amazes me that the theaters draws crowds in the evening hours.
    There is a 12 plex just up the street from where I am at and matinees run up to 6PM and on weekends and holidays is up to 2PM. Not bad

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    10.00????? And I thought the prices here in Oregon were bad. 7.50 newly raised.
    BUT we have a 1.50 theater and it is .50 on Wed. They play stuff that is almost out on DVD.

    I remember going to Chicago and it was 10.00 a ticket that was 5 years ago. I about had a panic attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyecicle View Post
    10.00????? And I thought the prices here in Oregon were bad. 7.50 newly raised.
    BUT we have a 1.50 theater and it is .50 on Wed. They play stuff that is almost out on DVD.

    I remember going to Chicago and it was 10.00 a ticket that was 5 years ago. I about had a panic attack.
    $7.50? Is that for primetime and new movies? Oregon still has a cheaper cost of living and I say that as a compliment.

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    The 12 PLEX that is up from my house, MATINEE = $7.00 , REGULAR = $9.75 <---- (It does seem like $10 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuatree View Post
    $7.50? Is that for primetime and new movies? Oregon still has a cheaper cost of living and I say that as a compliment.
    No just cheaper movie tickets! And yes, that is evening prime time new movie tickets.

    The most expensive theater is 8.00

    We are looking to move to WV, VT, KY, TX...all at least 7% lower living costs. Houses here? SKY High...not as high as Hawaii but when people talk about economics...the words "except Hawaii" is often used LOL
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    $9 to see a movie at dole signature this past weekend.
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    For the time being $9 is the most one would pay to see a movie from either Dole or Ward for movies in the evening. I think the early shows go for $7.

    Reading past posts from the Usenet group called rec.arts.movies.movie-going seem to indicate that Hawaii's movie ticket prices are slightly lower than some places on the US mainland.

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    lol, growing up I remember the theater in Nanakuli used to be 99 cents . What an expensive world we live in now days

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    Well, besides inflation, movies cost more to make, or so they would want us to beleive that it affects the ticket price.
    I had a friend who worked at a movie theatre and she told me that the ticket money goes to the movie studios, that they only make money at the concession stand. I also asked if they ever clean the headrests and she laughed.
    Lets see, 2 tickets to see 'smokin' aces' $18. small popcorn and large coke $8.75. 15 minutes of trailers and commercials. And they wonder why people pirate movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbent View Post
    And they wonder why people pirate movies.

    I was fortunate to have seen a pirated movie on DVD and it looks HORRIBLE
    Very grainy and why would I be cheep and shell out $$$ for poor quality and seeing the ocassional heads of ppl passing by on what the cam captures?

    I will do the legimate way of seeing it at a matinee or when it hits on DVD

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    Well, I like the 1.50 theater idea.
    You have to wait but if you really want to see it on the big screen you can!
    not everyuone has 50.00 to go see the movies. Let alone take their kids!
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    Adults $10
    Keiki $7
    Matinee $6 for all
    Popcorn, 1 candy, 1 drink $14
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    Hiccup! Burp!
    Last edited by sinjin; January 30th, 2007 at 11:49 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyWilliams View Post
    I will do the legimate way of seeing it at a matinee or when it hits on DVD
    In Honolulu at least one has the option of waiting for it to be shown at Restaurant Row. I haven't been to it since they started to charge a $1 for a movie.

    Also if you factor in the money one pays for the consession stand while watching a movie (which could vary from movie to movie) it might be cheaper to buy the DVD instead. For instance when I brought theSnakes on a Plane DVD. While I paid $15 for the DVD for what was a horrible movie it turned out kind of cheaper to do since I would have spent $7 for the movie and at least $11 (and maybe more) for food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    In Honolulu at least one has the option of waiting for it to be shown at Restaurant Row. I haven't been to it since they started to charge a $1 for a movie.


    I frequented that place too also...
    Are their auditoriums STILL so dak u no can see wea u goin.
    Thats why I ALWAYS went early
    I saw flicks like Die Hard With A Vengence and Clueless there to name a few.
    I am suprised that they are still there.

    BTW, does the public libraries there big on DVD's (don't wanna say rent) available for patrons to borrow?

    Its popular over here!
    Just today I snagged....
    - THE NIGHT LISTENER
    - THE OMEN (REMAKE)
    - PRARIE HOME COMPANION
    - SUPERMAN RETURNS
    - THANK YOU FOR SMOKING


    and the only thing I spent moneywise was bus fare to get there

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    $7 on Kauai.

    $4 for the 1st show on weekends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyWilliams View Post
    I was fortunate to have seen a pirated movie on DVD and it looks HORRIBLE
    Very grainy and why would I be cheep and shell out $$$ for poor quality and seeing the ocassional heads of ppl passing by on what the cam captures?

    I will do the legimate way of seeing it at a matinee or when it hits on DVD
    Hey, Im not telling anyone to pirate movies, I love movies and want them to continue making big awesome movies. Even if I have a chance to obtain a big movie in good quality, I prefer to see it in the movie theater (hopefully without some kid talking on his cell phone next to me)
    I wouldnt buy pirated movies, thats just wrong for the same reason I didnt join allofmp3.com - supercheap songs is just paying a middleman for stolen goods.

    Restaurant Row. I loved the fact that they tried to go arthouse, but they just couldnt make it. I've been there several times in the past year and its always packed. I guess everyone is broke too and the $1 for the movie helps offset the amount you spend at the concession.
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