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The Most Stunning Moment at 'Amazing Spider-Man'

I've been on vacation for a week, visiting family in Minneapolis, which is why the week-long silence. But before we get into everything else, I did want to share one incident.

Patrica and I were taking my nephews, Jordy, 11, and Ryan, 9, to see “The Amazing Spider-Man.” It was playing in about five different venues in Minneapolis, including the Mall of America, but I opted for the Southdale Theater since I have a tendency to get lost and disoriented at the MOA. Plus Southdale was playing an IMAX-3D version of the movie. Of course it turned out to be faux IMAX—a big flat screen rather than a huge, curved screen—but the movie was enjoyable enough. I'll have a more in-depth take later this week.

The most stunning thing about the movie, though, happened before it even started. It happened when I bought the tickets. My conversation with the ticket agent went something like this:

Me: Four, please.
He: That'll be $64.00

Gulp. Thwip.

Spider-man thwip

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Posted at 06:17 AM on Wed. Jul 11, 2012 in category Movies - Box Office  


Reed wrote:

Holy crap. That's what it costs here in Geneva, the third most expensive city in the world. (Ok, but that's for a regular movie. 3D costs 22 CHF. I-max.... je crains!)

Comment posted on Wed. Jul 11, 2012 at 07:23 AM

Tim wrote:

Just one of the reasons I tend to avoid the 3D....

Comment posted on Wed. Jul 11, 2012 at 01:09 PM

Mister B wrote:

Alderwood 16 charges $16 each for the “ faux IMAX” adult ticket and $17 for the IMAX 3D adult ticket. I can't remember the last movie I paid 3D prices for. Costco recently sold “Gold Experience Movie Tickets” that allowed us to spend only $7.50 for a non-matinee adult ticket at an AMC screen and we're saving quite a bit of money going that route.

BTW, the only real IMAX in this area is the Boeing IMAX screen at the Pacific Science Center.

Comment posted on Sat. Jul 14, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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