When it comes to buying and renting movies, the prices for movies and television have risen in recent years.
The number of tickets sold in the United States each year is up 4.6% from the previous year, according to Nielsen data, while the number of people who attend movies in the U.S. rose 7% in the last year.
So how much money should you be spending on a movie ticket?
“If you’re not a big movie fan, you’re probably not going to be spending much money,” says Tom Gannam, an analyst at comScore Research.
“But if you are, then you should be buying a ticket, because the movies are going to do a lot more than just take you to the theater.”
The first step is figuring out what movie you’re looking for.
It’s easier to buy tickets when you know the theater will be open to people who want to see the movie, says Scott M. Thompson, an agent with the entertainment consultancy Groupon.
“If there’s a certain demographic that you know is going to show up, then maybe you want to buy a few tickets.”
You can also look at the genre of the movie and how it will appeal to different audiences.
Movies that are set in a futuristic future or science fiction may be best, as those tend to attract a younger crowd.
But you can also try to find a genre that’s not a blockbuster franchise, such as comedy, romantic comedy, drama, or crime drama.
“There are a lot of genres that have been in movies for a long time, so they’re just kind of hard to find,” Thompson says.
“The best advice is just to go in with an open mind.”
For example, consider what genre the movie will be in, says Thompson.
“It’s easier if you think about what’s the genre,” he says.
If the movie is in the science fiction or dystopian genres, you can buy a ticket for $15.
You could also look for an older movie that has the same themes and characters.
“Some movies are more expensive to buy because they have so many characters and themes,” Thompson explains.
“A lot of those movies, you just have to go to a theater with a big screen and wait a few minutes for the movie to start.”
The next step is finding the right theater.
Some theater chains may not offer the same kind of entertainment options as the big box theaters, so you’ll need to try to figure out which theater will work best for you.
For example the movie theater in your area might offer smaller screens, smaller popcorn, and lower prices, Thompson says, or you could look at a chain like AMC, which offers more seating options and smaller screens.
“You want to make sure that the ticket is really good for what you’re trying to see,” Thompson recommends.
“Make sure it has a lot to do with what you want.”
Then you’re ready to buy.
Once you’ve found a movie theater near you, you need to find the right seats.
The more seats you have, the better.
Thompson recommends going to the front of the theater and sitting down in front of one of the screens.
You can then choose whether you want more of a couch or a couch recliner, he says, and the more you sit, the more comfortable you’ll feel.
The next time you go to see a movie, he suggests making sure you sit in front as well.
“Just make sure you’re in the right place, because you can feel it,” Thompson adds.
“When you’re sitting, you don’t want to be in front.
You want to have more of an experience.”