Over the weekend my wife felt it would be nice to take the kids out to see the new Fred Claus Christmas movie. I like a movie like the next guy but why are they charging so much to get into the movies? Let’s back up a minute and have a look at my break down of prices.
First you walk up to the window and tell them 5 adults? I said we took our kids to see the movie, how on earth did they become adults from the time we left the house until we made it to the mall? They were 12, 13 and 15 when we left the house now I have some movie theater telling me my kids have now grown into adults! It turns out that to be a kid at the movies you be no older then 11. I would like to meet the great moron the created this rule. Would you not like to be a fly on the wall of their house when they tell their kids this, okay sweetie we raised you up to the ripe old age of 11 and now that you are an adult you need to get a job or go to college you are now fully grown. But really there is no real saving from a child to the adult price, you will save an entire $.75 so if you have 2 young adults this should be enough to buy a drink after you get into the movies, RIGHT? WRONG READ ON!!!
After leaving the window and feeling like my wallet was a little thiner in my pocket because I just paid $32.00 during the early times when families can save a little cash and enjoy the day with their kids.
Now let’s move onto the snack counter. Now who can watch a movie without first getting some popcorn and a few drinks. I ordered 2 Large Drinks the kids like to share, and I ordered 2 large popcorns, why not if you order a small it is $4.00 and the medium is $4.50 and the large is $5.00 with FREE refills. Spend the extra dollar, you never know how long the movie may be and you may need a little more to snack on. Total at the counter $30.00.
How many families can take their 3 or 4 children or sorry I mean 3 or 4 adults to the movies and allow them to buy a few snacks which is only fare, this is what we had when we were kids. As you can see the total for the movie was $62.00. This is the same cost that cable would cost a family for an entire month.
Now the movies over and the young adults are hungry so we have to feed the troops. We stopped at a Long John Silvers and picked up really only a few items and a few drinks. Price coming to around $25.00.
So for this brief few hours we got to spend with our young adults cost a whopping $87.00.
Now we don’t do this every weekend and I am not really complaining about the money, I am just really upset with how the cost of everything is getting way out of control. I did see yesterday on the news that there is an actress that will not take a part in a movie for less the $25,000,000.00 that RIGHT million. This is where it needs to STOP, these people out there who call their self’s entertainers, maybe should call them self’s OVER PAID or maybe even GROSSLY OVER PAID. I use to complain about football players who are making a lot of cash flow, but at least they don’t call in a STUNT PLAYER to take their hits for them.
Talking to my mother the other day, she told me there is another depression coming, so get your money out of the banks and tuck it under your bed. When the depressions hits you know who gets to take all your hard earned cash? As the cost of everything is going up and the wages are staying the same, someone or some government is getting richer and once again you or mankind will be looking for another way of life.
Look for my next posting, we will be talking about gas prices.