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The Price of Having Fun

The movies are a great way to spend a boring night or a rainy day. They are also a pretty popular way to spend a date. There is bound to be something at the local cinema that you'll like - whether it's action, horror, romance or comedy, that gets you going. Problem is movies aren't the cheap form of entertainment they used to be. In fact, one little flick can cost you your entire allowance. That's just the ticket price - you might have to take out your first loan to afford popcorn and a drink.

Movie ticket prices range anywhere from six dollars to nine dollars US - that's a big chunk of change. You can kinda rationalize it, if you wanted to, by saying that movies nowadays contain tons of cool special effects, like the computer animation in Shrek. There are also lots of eleborate sets, like all the big boats in Pearl Harbor. But when push comes to shove, does it really have to cost you two and a half weeks of allowance for one lousy movie. And let's not even get started on the price of a simple snack!

Popcorn can range in price from two to six dollars US. Popcorn! It's just air and kernels and a little butter-flavored "topping." If you want real butter - well that's extra. A bag of peanut M&Ms will cost you about four dollars when that exact bag will cost you less than half of that at the local 7-11.

It's not that you should stop going to movies, or that the movie companies should stop spending money making cool blockbusters. But they should try and lower the prices - at least the munchie prices. And maybe movies should come with a money-back guarantee. There is nothing worse than blowing all your cash on a movie that sucks. Actually, if a movie is bad enough - get up and walk out. If you leave within the first twenty minutes you can get your money back. I've done it. I mean come on... bad product is bad product. Right? It's time to stand up up for your consumer rights... in at the theatre!

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