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Would you pay $35 to see a movie in a fancy schmancy theater?

Well, some biz investors think that some of you will!

A group that includes the Retirement Systems of Alabama pension fund are sinking $200 million to build 50 luxury movie theaters across the United States over the next five years.

The first two theaters will open up outside of Chicago and Seattle.

Each complex will sport theaters featuring 40 reclining armchair seats with footrests, digital projection and the capability to screen 2-D and 3-D movies, as well as a lounge and bar serving cocktails and appetizers, a concierge service and valet parking.

Is this all really worth $35, though?!

Theaters make their money on concessions so the high priced stuff they'll be peddling - fancy food like sushi- is what industry experts are assuming will make those investors bank. So you'd have to pay inflated food prices ON TOP of the $35 ticket!

Rip off!!

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362 comments to “How Much Would You Pay For A Movie???”

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  1. jugh says – reply to this


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    SUCKERS its not gonna work!!

  2. jugh says – reply to this


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    O YEAH FIRST!!!

  3. p says – reply to this


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    LOL - that's already happening in Costa Rica, leather recliners, sushi and cocktails seved at your side, only for $10 a seat!
    -regular movies for $2.50

  4. srfsd says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  5. Tonyj says – reply to this


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    fuck yea i would!

  6. jo says – reply to this


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    so perez, Villa won't let you in huh… LOL..LOL..LOL.. confirms you are in the same ranks as Greasy BeAR & your twin Gummy Bear.

  7. rae says – reply to this


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    that shit is already too expensive

  8. Emily says – reply to this


    8

    Rip off is right. Ha

  9. SUSHI COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU says – reply to this


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    PROBABLY NOT WORTH $35.
    THEATER FLOORS WILL ALWAYS BE STICKY! LOL!

  10. Cecily says – reply to this


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    They wouldnt invest, if there wasnt a market for it. I`m not saying Im part of that market, but I do love sushi! ;-P

  11. Asta says – reply to this


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    We have those in Iceland…the ticket is 23 $ first time in history we´re cheaper than anyone I think :S

    There is a drawback though, in those areas you choose your own seat so you´re usually paying 23$ to sit on opposites ends to your friends….bad choice for datenight, also the screen is too small >3

  12. yaya says – reply to this


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    we have those in mexico and it's $15 to see a movie in the vip cinemas, 35 is too much!

  13. Jay says – reply to this


    13

    I agree. Dumb Idea.

  14. BMC says – reply to this


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    I live in South Florida and we have a movie theatre like this in Boca - Muvico… they offer you regular seating but you can also buy Premium Seating on the top balcony that has couches and a restaurant attached - I think it's like 20 something a ticket. My boyfriend only likes to go when they offer the Premium seating - it make it a nicer "date night" and much more comfortable.

  15. mygollymissholly says – reply to this


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    Oh I hope I'm in the top 10!

  16. TheVinylVillager says – reply to this


    16

    To answer the question…hell to the no!
    I wont even pay $8

  17. MELANIE says – reply to this


    17

    FIRST!~

  18. Big Dave says – reply to this


    18

    It'll be worth it if you don't have to sit next to the diseased skank Paris Hilton!!

  19. amanda says – reply to this


    19

    f**k that i dont like paying $10 for a ticket i wait for it to come out on dvd and buy it for less

  20. Cin says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!

  21. mohsin says – reply to this


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    I wouldn't go regularly, but I would go every once in a while for fun with friends.

  22. sharebear says – reply to this


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    Hell yeah, I'd totally go! It's already $15 to see a movie with way less comfort, so why not spend an extra 20 for the luxury?

  23. TA says – reply to this


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    we have movie theatres that serve alcohol drinks and food that only cost 3.50 per movie and Wed nights its 10.50 for a beer food and burger. Not going there.

  24. Shaz says – reply to this


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    they already have theaters like that in Philly for only 10 bucks a ticket. I dont think the ticket is supposed to be $35, i think thats the projected goal they have for everyone to spend in total on all their services.

  25. Carm says – reply to this


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    They already have something like that in Boca Raton, FL and it sells out all the time. Muvico has Premier seats that aren't quite $35, but after the bottle of wine, gourmet chocolates and sushi, it comes to about that. You get free popcorn and valet (like that makes up for all the money you spend on everything else).

  26. nicciknows says – reply to this


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    This is spendy but for an amazing treat and great movie-going experience once in a while….I would consider it!

  27. Yas says – reply to this


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    Oh yes!!! would love that!!! I mean, maybe not every day, but every now and then it would be great. I would do it.

  28. goat says – reply to this


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    Im from Venezuela and here we have movie theaters like that so that's not newwwww

  29. Will says – reply to this


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    thats fucking sucks!

  30. Cassie says – reply to this


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    This is one Chicagoan who would not be paying that much to see a shit movie…because that is basically what is being made these days… :(

  31. Jenn says – reply to this


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    RIP OFF. You can already get the drinks at places in the US, and for far cheaper, you just have to look a little harder.

  32. originalstacey says – reply to this


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    they have theater sections like that in Dubai where u can pay a premium to sit in a seperate theater with reclining seats and eat your food on real dinnerware. They also serve food (no cocktails though) in addition to regular fare. It's constantly sold out. But that is Dubai…..

  33. Robert says – reply to this


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    I would pay $35 to keep out the loud people!!!!

  34. Danny says – reply to this


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    I'm totally down with this - I can't wait. I'll go and it will be amazing and will gladly pay the money to be in a nice theatre, with quality people, no kids, and cocktails! :) sounds like a dream come true - they're obviously going after the "gay" dollar…..

  35. Bridge Street Town Centre says – reply to this


    35

    It's already in Huntsville, AL at the Bridge Street Town Centre. It's only $12 for Prive and well worth it. Here is the theater: http://monacopicturesusa.com/index.html

  36. krrn says – reply to this


    36

    how about you just go buy a bootleg and then go home and sit in your recliner and do the same exact thing?

    you also spend less on a shitty movie that is in no way worth $35 to see.

  37. chris says – reply to this


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    ABSOLUTELY worth it! it will be too expensive for the ghetto people who talk through the entire movie!

  38. dana says – reply to this


    38

    First!!

  39. smorf says – reply to this


    39

    for 35 I could buy the dvd

  40. Candy says – reply to this


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    I can get 5 movies for $20 and sit in the comfort of my own home. Their plan is stupid and ridiculous. Some people will want to try it out once, but they won't go a second time.

  41. pez says – reply to this


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    Why did you put a picture of herpes infected Paris on there?

  42. gared says – reply to this


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    If this were to happen I would actually start going to the movies again. I fucking hate going now with all the little bratty children making noise & the obnoxious teenyboppers. Fuck yeah, I say bring the "adult only" to the theaters. Kids couldn't afford the prices they want (yeah). We already have a theater like this in Redmond, WA & I hear it's really nice. Bring it on!!!

  43. tabarnac says – reply to this


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    I guess theres gonna be people who are gonna try this once and then never come back, just by curiosity
    but im not one of them

  44. Sara says – reply to this


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    There is a theater like this outside Chicago already (I'm not sure if its the one you're referencing) and its nice. I don't believe it costs $35 a ticket there though. But they have big comfy seats, food and booze that you can even bring in the theater-AND they have theaters that are 21 or over so I don't have to listen to whiny brats while I watch my movie…that's worth it to me… :)

  45. foreign film says – reply to this


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    $35 and I gotta share an armrest? I can just fly JetBlue and get the same experience.

  46. sam says – reply to this


    46

    I have a hard enough time parting with $10 to see a crappy movie

  47. Sarah says – reply to this


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    first

  48. ellell says – reply to this


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    paris who?!?!??!?!??!?!?

  49. Nicole says – reply to this


    49

    why would you pay that much for a ticket? Sorry but us normal people aren't made out of money

  50. die says – reply to this


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    first !!

  51. steve says – reply to this


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    lol woot

  52. msmill says – reply to this


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    Honestly, it would seem like a rip off if you went all the time, but I think its like one of those - "just to go once" things. I would go to see what it's like and then probably not again - if it was really good though, id have to say, lower the price.

  53. mama mia says – reply to this


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    They have those theaters in juarex mexico…

  54. pretty girl says – reply to this


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    Someone has already done this! They have these in Mexico. Coktails, lrather arm chairs, sushi, beer, capuccino, crepes. It is always fulll!

  55. Tammy says – reply to this


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    I would never pay more than $10 to see a movie. That is absurd!!!

  56. Yuma says – reply to this


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    Weve had this in Mexico for years, reclining leather armchairs, sushi bar and cocktail bar, waiters etcc Its about 20 bucks a ticket, the industry is looking slow…

  57. WTF??!! says – reply to this


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    $35??? Thats cheap compared to what you pay in the UK for our 'gold class' cinemas - and you get a lot less for your money!! On top of that it would take $10 of your american dollars just for some popcorn. Bargain!

  58. blizaz says – reply to this


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    We already have that in milwaukee - www.ipicentertainment.com. It's 15$ for the movie, nice seats, popcorn, and valet parking. A total deal.

  59. Jess says – reply to this


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    LOL We have this in New Zealand, Its Called Gold Class & Its 50 Bucks A Seat Opposed To 10 Bucks Normally….Rip Off!

  60. Suze says – reply to this


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    IMO, this is a bad, bad, bad idea. Do these investers have their heads up their asses? Or possibly they are so brain washed by the Hollywood economy that they don't realize that the average American is struggling financially right now…and it's only going to get worse. My husband and I almost never go to the movies now and tickets are "only" $10 each — and we're considered upper middle class folk. $35 per ticket just to sit in a Lazy Boy chair while at the movies??? No way. I can do that at home for just the price of Netflix.

  61. ChiCubsGirl says – reply to this


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    There are already 2 of these in the Chicago burbs. People seem to love them. I believe they come with valet parking, dinner and the movie. Drinks are available.

  62. jon says – reply to this


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    BAD FUCKIN' IDEA!

  63. Been there done that says – reply to this


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    They have theaters like that already. And I will say I happily go to those over the cheaper options. Typically you get less teenagers making noise or on cells. Less children crying and a higher class of people in general. So indeed I support this fully.

  64. Holly says – reply to this


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    We have a dinner/theater place here not as fancy as that crap but I like going there just becouse of the chairs and I can eat and not be shoved up close to strangers
    But I wouldnt pay $35 for it

  65. SydneySam says – reply to this


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    We already have these in Australia, We've had them here in Sydney for about 7 years now. Its called "GOLD CLASS" cinema here. WOW America is so beyond on things compared to us. Seriously, you guys should look into it.

  66. Shauna says – reply to this


    66

    I don't like paying $11.95 to go see a film…why would I pay $35? And I hate sushi…

  67. hb says – reply to this


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    Last year, I watched 'Spiderman 3' at the main movieplex in Bangkok, Thailand. For about $10 American, we got our own lazy boy, side table, 2 drinks, a popcorn, blanket, pillow, excellent sound, a waiter, and were placed in a theatre that had seats for 35 people.
    AND it was clean!

  68. Brenda ZUniga says – reply to this


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    Hell NO!~ what do you think money grows on trees~

  69. vanessa says – reply to this


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    these people are trying to rip USA off! there is a Muvico Paradise in Boca, FL that has a second floor that services large love seats and caters great food and full bar to you while you watch your movie for only $20. so the $35 is ridiculous!

  70. stan heck says – reply to this


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    I would if I have a sound proof booth. I do not like it when I am at the movies and I hear cellphones ringing.

  71. lulu says – reply to this


    71

    WE ALREADY HAVE ONE IN WELLINGTON,FL
    SILVER SCREEN CINEMAS
    AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH

  72. Sarah says – reply to this


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    We already have one in Oakville, Ontario CANADA! :)

  73. laura says – reply to this


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    perez you couldn't be more worng, Electric Cinema in london is roughly the same price and has a bar, foot rests, gormet food, etc.. minus the valet and sells out nearly every movie!

  74. sakeena says – reply to this


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    I would

  75. va jay jay says – reply to this


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    I don't pay $10 to watch the shitious movies they try and push down our throats now. 80% of films out now are pure SHIT.

  76. ANC says – reply to this


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    We already have that in Texas, it's called Alamo Drafthouse, it's only $10 a ticket, and you get waiter service at your seat.

  77. Stella says – reply to this


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    We have something like that in MA/NH area called Chunky's. You sit in a comfy reclining chair and you can buy restaurant food (desserts, meals, appetizers, etc) and booze but tickets are only like 7 or 8 bucks which is less than a regular movie theatre!

  78. JR says – reply to this


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    can they guarantee that no one will talk or crinkle their popcorn bag? if so, count me in.

  79. Virginia says – reply to this


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    Frankly, the luxury in theaters would be to hear the film rather than the people eating their popcorn and crunching on candy all along…

  80. lindsay...not lohan says – reply to this


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    i love this idea and always thought it would fly!!!!!!!!!! if in the right area for sure. plus the probability of having a bunch of idiots talking and being retarded is far less when you're dealing with peeps who paid $35 to be there

  81. A BUNCH OF DRUNKS WATCHING A MOVIE says – reply to this


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    TRYING TO WATCH A MOVIE IN A THEATER FULL OF
    A BUNCH OF SUSHI-EATING DRUNKS IS NOT MY IDEA OF A GOOD TIME.

  82. Pension Debacle says – reply to this


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    What a terrible idea, and even worse that it is being paid for through Alabama's pension fund. This business is going to sink fast and those citizens of Alabama are going to be left with a pension fund worth $0.

  83. C says – reply to this


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    this is funny because 10 years ago a theater like this opened in mexico and they charge 7.50 per ticket and it's the same! leather seats, sushi, cocktails and even seat service!

  84. Matt says – reply to this


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    During the middle of a recession. Brilliant.

  85. jose says – reply to this


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    It's already $12 a movie as it is.. what's a few dollars for luxury!?

  86. San Francisco says – reply to this


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    Nothing new! they already have a movie theater here in San Francisco with a bar and you don't have to pay $35.00.

  87. meegh says – reply to this


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    they already have those in Mexico. VIP Movies. And they are $5.00 only. The same price than regular movie theaters. And people still prefer regular theaters.

  88. leelee says – reply to this


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    i don't know who'll want to pay that much, I live in chicago most ppl don't even buy the real movie dvds they buy bootleg, so what would make them think that if a movie is showing in a $10 a ticket theater they would go to theirs for the food when there's sooooo many good restaurants in the area.

  89. mickey t. says – reply to this


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    i'd definately go! it would keep the riff raff out! and i could enjoy my movie going experience better!

  90. ROCCO says – reply to this


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    ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THIS WILL NEVER WORK. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WOULD EVEN REMOTELY TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY ARE THE RICH AND EVEN THEY DON'T GO TO THE MOVIES MUCH ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE THE VERY FEW WHO CAN AFFORD AND IN-DOOR THEATRE. WITH ALL THE ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING, NETFLIX, AND LET'S NOT FORGET…CRAPPY HOLLYWOOD FILMS THAT SEEM TO COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK, PEOPLE ARE MORE THAN UNLIKELY TO PAY $35.

  91. Susie says – reply to this


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    This is already being done in San DIego and only costs $12.50. It's called Cinema Under the Stars.

  92. a different kate says – reply to this


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    Outside of Chicago? It will totally work, froo froo cachoo out there.

  93. mickey t. says – reply to this


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    Re: San Francisco – where is this theatre that serves cocktails? i live in sf and i don't know of this!

  94. realist says – reply to this


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    This is not new. They have it in Atlana. My girl and I used to go all the time. But it's the same price as a regular movie. Food and drinks [beer, wine, everything] is obviously priced like a midscale restaurant. That's what they make their money on.

  95. mega says – reply to this


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    Seems like a bad move in a recession…but I think it will make $$$ eventually. People are sick of crappy movie theatres with no booze, and bad food. It's all about the pampering experience for many people - so why should the movies be any different?

  96. Tweety says – reply to this


    96

    Screw that! I'll stick to waiting until the dollar movies are out. Seriously, for thirty five bucks I had better be getting a free DVD of the movie I go see, of course with special features, plus free soda and popcorn.

  97. June says – reply to this


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    I was thinking about this the other day as I sat uncomfortably in the theatre…$35 sounds like alot tho, however I would pay $20-25.

  98. Chic Boy says – reply to this


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    Yeap, somebody already said we have those in Mexico, and waaay cheaper. You can get a comfortable reclining seat for just 15 USD, and you also can have some fancy drinks and a carb-blast with sushi.

    And yeap, one of the biggest cinema chains in Mexico also offers every Thursday a special days for women with toddlers. This service is 10 bucks per ticket and mothers can enjoy a movie without anyother person complaining about children crying. They also receive a package that includes diappers, bay towels and all that stuff that small childrne might need.

  99. CPMG says – reply to this


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    we have 3 of those in Panama and they cost $8.00

  100. Dianne says – reply to this


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    I can't believe America doesn't already have this sort of cinema. Here in Australia we've had a very similar sort (known as Gold Class Cinema) for years!!! It's very popular, always sells out and it is worth the cost… if its a good film!!!

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