The Associated Press reports:
Still haven’t seen “Barbie” or “Oppenheimer”? This Sunday, you’ll be able to catch up for $4 a ticket in movie theaters nationwide.
Theater owners announced Monday that the second annual National Cinema Day will be held Sunday, Aug. 27. For one day, all movies — in all formats and at all showtimes — will be $4 at participating theaters. More than 3,000 theaters are participating, which accounts for most of the cinemas in the U.S., including the leading chains AMC and Regal.
It’s the second straight year theaters are trotting out the one-day event at the tail end of summer. Last year’s inaugural National Cinema Day, put on by the Cinema Foundation, was judged an enormous success. An estimated 8.1 million moviegoers bought $3 tickets on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Read the full article. The average ticket price in the US is $10.43. Here in New York City, an adult evening admission goes for $18.00 in most locations. If you want to see Oppenheimer in IMAX, that will be $23.50 plus a “convenience fee” of $1.75 to book online. The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square will sell you a ticket/drink/popcorn combo for $36.
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