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Movie ticket prices creep up and this could change some viewing habits

Published on Jun 6, 2014 6:26 PM
 
Ticket counter at Cathay Jem cinema. Some moviegoers have kicked up a fuss online after finding out that prices for one of Singaporeans' favourite leisure activities have crept up. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Some moviegoers have kicked up a fuss online after finding out that prices for one of Singaporeans' favourite leisure activities have crept up.

Since the beginning of the year, cinema operators have been quietly raising prices. Lianhe Wanbao and MyPaper reported on it this week.

Catching a 2-D movie at Cathay cinemas now costs $13 from Friday evenings to Sundays, and on the eve of public holidays from 6pm and on public holidays. This is an increase of $2 for a regular title and $1 for a blockbuster title since Jan 9. An example of a blockbuster would be X-Men: Days Of Future Past, currently showing in cinemas.

At Golden Village, the ticket price is $12.50, up from $11.50 since Feb 27, from Friday evening to Sunday, on the eve of a public holiday after 6pm and on a public holiday.

 
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