Is going to the movie theatre still one of the cheapest entertainment options around? According to recently published data, watching a motion picture at your local cinema is getting more expensive due to a slight rise in ticket prices.
In 1948, admission to the Cineplex down the street was $0.36. It then cracked the $1 mark when it jumped to $1.22 in 1967. More than four decades later, the average movie ticket price went up to $7.93. What was once considered an inexpensive form of entertainment for the general public now has possibly become acid to your wallet.
The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) published numbers of the average ticket price in the United States. It showed that in the first half of 2012, ticket prices rose 1.1 percent to $8.02 and in the second quarter it actually was at an all-time high of $8.12 because of the big blockbuster summer releases.