Sunday, August 15, 2010

Skip the Theater and Watch At Home…For a Price [Article]

According to this article at Yahoo News, movie studios are working on new ways to make it so you never have to leave home to see a movie.

Normally, the cycle works like this: Movie comes out in theaters, and after you can no longer view it there, you can either use pay-per-view or wait the 4-8 weeks for it to come out on DVD or Blu-ray.

Soon, you may be able to watch movies in your home sooner.  Studios are discussing offering movies through a pay-per-view service 30 days after they hit theaters for a whopping $50.  They say the high price is because they can’t control how many people could be watching (hell, you could invite over all your friends!).  A smaller-priced package could be purchased 60 days after movies hit theaters for $24.99.


My thoughts:  Waaaay overpriced. Sure, you can invite over a bunch of people and potentially ask them to help pay the cost, but if it’s just you and a date, that’s $25 per person.  Might as well go to the theaters and spend the extra money on oh-so-good popcorn!

What do you think?  Would you pay $50 to avoid the theater?


  1. Hmmm..... I have been lucky to win tickets lately, because $50 for an evening at the theater plus the cost of snacks are crazy. We usually hit the drive in movie theater instead, as their prices are decent.

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  2. Way over prised if i can wait 30 days i can wait 60 days for netflix at 9.99 a month.

  3. Movies like Avatar and Inception are worth $20 ($13 for the ticket, $7 for sneaking snacks in) and even though seems exorbitant, you get great entertainment. At home for $50 is crazy, man, simple as that.


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