Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Still, at least someone came to their senses for once. (And what's a movie ticket going for these days? Think I paid $11.75 to see the art-house sensation, Iron Man.)
Anyway, as the Post reports:
A movie-theater chain that stopped offering reduced-price tickets for kids and seniors at a Manhattan cinema did an about-face yesterday - and said it will restore them.
Clearview Cinemas, which last week quit offering discount tickets for children and seniors at its theater on First Avenue and 62nd Street, said it will restore the discounts.
Clearview Cinemas, which operates 52 movie theaters in the New York metro area, didn't explain its change of heart.
"Clearview did experiment with certain discount eliminations at a few select theatres," spokeswoman Kim Kerns said in a statement.
"Upon initial review, we have determined that we will return to our previous discounts at these theaters.
"We note that at the vast majority of Clearview theaters, the discounts remained in place and were never changed."
I suspect that the Post created this flap on their own just so they could run this headline:
'NO-KIDDIE' FLIX-TIX NIX
Here's the article from yesterday reporting on the increase.
"I feel like everywhere I go, I'm getting nickeled-and-dimed these days," said Jack Miller, 40, who took his 7-year-old son, Benjamin, to see "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" at the Clearview yesterday afternoon, only to find that a children's ticket had shot up $2.50.