Sunday, September 30, 2007

$7.25 for a matinee?

Last weekend I re-watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix the way mere mortals do: without an advanced screening, gift certificate, or a run of engagement pass. I disclosed my out-of-touchiness to my viewing companions with an "In my day..." kind of tirade. Forgive my codger-like ways, but seriously, $7.25 for a matinee? Are they trippin'? I don't even want to know what the full evening price is.

I wanted to see the movie again after I'd reread the book series. So I made an exception from my regularly scheduled habit of seeing everything for free, either as a sneak preview or a DVD from the library a few months later. I don't know how everyone else does this regularly. How can you afford it?

Anyway, a new movie theater opens in nearby Henderson next month, and they're having a 3 day pre-opening event where every movie is $2, and all proceeds go to charities. The movies are recent, but not new. Among them is Ocean's Thirteen, which I missed last summer. Is it worth the trip, or should I just wait for the DVD, which is released in mid-November (and could probably get from the library by Thanksgiving)?

To put it another way: is the movie better than this fake trailer?


Quinn said...

As a hetero woman, I'd say any Oceans movie is worth $2.

Plus, more Eddie Izzard in this one.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix said...

Don't you think that "Harry potter : Order of the Pheonix" is the best part in complete sequel till now. I watched each and every part in theater and now eagerly waiting for last part and will definitely watch first day first show.