Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Raising ticket prices in this economy?

I asked my MIL how her movie was Friday night & she said they didn’t go b/c AMC had raised the price to $12 per ticket and had reserved seating now. If they did want to pay that $12, they would have been sitting in the first couple of rows.

I emailed AMC on Monday to see if this was a new program or maybe a one time deal but here is their response (read below). It sounds as though they think it’s a positive. WOW…who can afford to pay $12 PER ticket!? I know it’s high like that in other cities, but it’s new to us here in KC.


From: AMC Guest Services [mailto:AMCGuestServices@amctheatres.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 11:09 AM
To: Holly
Subject: AMC Theatres

Dear Holly,

Thank you for contacting AMC Theatres. AMC Town Center 20 ticket prices were raised last weekend with the onset of the new “Reserved Seating” benefit. Reserved seating can save you time, eliminating the need for you to arrive early, especially if you reserve your tickets online. No matter what time you arrive at the theatre, your seats will be available.

Thank you, again, for contacting us. We look forward to seeing you at the movies!


AMC Guest Services

I guess I don't see this as a positive. Movies are expensive enough as it is & we had stopped going to AMC and going to Dickinson movie theaters as the prices were a little less & they had better deals where the kids could get in free at 2 & 3 years old. We also try to go to the first movie of the day in order to get the reduced price. I wonder what the prices are for 3D movies!? YIKES...paid $10 per ticket (no matter your age at Dickinson) for the 3D version of Monsters vs. Aliens when we saw that at a Dickinson.

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