David Dodd 1:48 a.m., May 18
Why are movie tickets so expensive? At the risk of sounding crotchety, I have to complain that they used to be $3.50 two decades ago. Now it costs nearly $12 to see a movie, at night, on a weekend. Good thing I don't eat popcorn, or that would break the bank.
This brings me to this weekend's installment of movie listings at the South Bay Drive-In (2170 Coronado Ave). At 8 p.m., Frankenweenie, Taken 2, and Paranormal Activity 4 (how many are there going to be?) play on all 3 theatres. At 9:40 p.m., Argo, Pitch Perfect, and Sinister will screen. (By the way, I thought Argo was riveting--who needs zombies when you have rioters ready to pull you to shreds--and I give it a fresh tomato.)
Tickets cost $7 for adults and $1 for children 5-9 years old. Admission buys you two films for the night. So, wait, that's $3.50 per film!