the film snob

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Monday, September 11, 2006


For those of you who live in a big city like New York or L.A., the topic of this brief post will hardly come as a surprise to you. For those of you in the other 99% of the country, I wanted to announce that I am no longer a New York City movie theater virgin. I took in a showing of Half Nelson last night (review forthcoming) for the price of $10.75.

There are no discounts in this city. There are no special matinee prices. $10.75. Each and every showing. Take it or leave it.

Best part is, for that price you get to watch a movie during which, at intervals of every 15 minutes or so, the entire building and screen shake and a deep rumble competes with the soundtrack as a subway just below the seats thunders past.

Take it or leave it.


Blogger Grinth said...

Doesn't it suck....I believe I warned you awhile back. The bright side would be that if NYU is anything like BU you get free year passes to certain film venues.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

NYC theater virgin!? Please! NY'ers are wussies! Why don't you come out to my neck of the woods: 16 bucks for a regular ticket and 21 bucks for a ticket in the reserved seating area (which is every single decent seat). But on the plus side there are no subways running under the theater and you can sip on a beer while you watch the film!

12:01 AM  
Anonymous nate said...

Yet it's the piracy, the piracy!!, that is slowly strangling off the movie industry's revenue. So they tell us.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago I paid the astounding price of $10.50 to see this funky little film called Napoleon Dynamite at The Film Forum on Houston. I felt like such a snob seeing this quirky indie film. Who knew?

11:14 AM  

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