Haven't I been saying for months that cinema prices are a rip-off in Australia?
Sydney Morning Herald reports today that two Sydney cinemas, the Palace on Leicihardt's Norton Street and the Cremorne Orpheum - have hiked ticket prices to over $20, considered to be a landmark moment in cinema ticket pricing.
Other cinemas are tipped to follow suit.
As I recall, cinema prices have been pushing $20 at Casuarina in Darwin for a few years now.
3D cinemas in Sydney and Melbourne now cost up to $26.50 and Gold Class experiences $42.50, reported SMH.
The Orpheum is a wonderful movie theatre so at least you are paying for an experience, I suppose.
I haven't been up that way for a film for a long while though since I'm totally hooked on the $11.40 tickets via BUPA to watch Sunday arvo films at Broadway.
I go almost every weekend, in fact. Very sad, I know, but thrifty nevertheless.
This weekend, I'm going to watch some good old Pommie comedy (Cuban Fury).
Rating out of 10 to follow...