Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Deluxe Seating Coming To Theaters ... But It Will Be Twice The Price Of Popcorn

* Picture from the movie "The Majestic" starring Jim Carrey

As reported by The Hollywoood Reporter:

A new moviegoing option called "Gold Class Deluxe Cinema" will open this year in Chicago. It will be one of 50 U.S. planned for construction during the next five years.

The theaters are to include premium amenities, such as reserved seating, VIP parking, and upscale food & beverage offerings with restaurant style wait staff.

Gold Class movie theaters will feature 40 seat capacity and a higher-end atmosphere. Tickets are estimated to be in the range of $35.

Gold Class Cinemas also plans to open a theater in Redmond, Washington by year's end. Investors hope to open 20 additional sites by 2010.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think people would pay a little more to go to a nicer theatre where the weirdos, loud teenagers, and various lack-of-culture-and-upbringing ethnic groups wouldn’t go due to the higher expense.

I’d pay as much as $12 - $15 dollars a ticket if I knew that my movie experience would be better and the theatre were a little nicer. This would be a good experiment for an existing theatre to try in one of their theaters.