What has happened to the movie theater industry?
A few years ago, I could go to the movies for $13 and get popcorn and a drink for around $5. I also stepped into a cinema with fine tuned sound and a cristal clear image.
Now, its $16-$21 for tickets, $18 for a drink and some popcorn and lackluster sound.
Last night i went to Hoyts Northlands (in Christchurch) to see the new Transformers, not for the story, but for the audio and visual experience. Instead I found myself wondering if they'd turned on the sub/s.
What good is Transformers if I don't hear/feel the rumble when a huge spacecraft crashes to the ground? Am I not suppose to feel immersed in the movie?
I have had this happen to me time and time again in Christchurch where unfortunitly we have very poor choice.
I don't know about anyone else here, but i go to the Cinemars for the audio/visual experience, isnt that what they are for after all?
Has anyone else noticed this downwards trend?
Time to build a new home theater system i think......