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Motley Classics by Larry Wright for September 17, 2020

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    pabsfx-comics  2 months ago

    The numbers don’t lie: https://www.natoonline.org/data/ticket-price/

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    Edwin Hardy Premium Member 2 months ago

    This strip is from 1999. So almost 25 years later, I’ve paid as much as $18 to see a movie.

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    Ken Norris Premium Member 2 months ago

    Sixty years ago, it cost me 15 cents to get in the theater, and popcorn and a soft drink were a nickle each. Of course, I had to walk five miles through the snow up to my waist and uphill both ways.

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    derbyguard-buy Premium Member 2 months ago

    Just 14¢ at most Kansas City theaters in the ‘40s and early ’50s. Never understood why they didn’t charge the full 15¢. That was the price for first run movies downtown or at one of the flophouses that ran triple features. For a quarter, I could go downtown on the streetcar, see a movie and come home with a full penny in my pocket. If I returned two glass soda bottles to a grocery store earlier, I could pair that with my penny and get a box of (unbuttered) popcorn.

    I hate inflation.

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    heathcliff2  2 months ago

    I remember Mom and Dad telling me $5 buying more groceries than a car could carry. It doesn’t fill a little plastic bag now. I also remember that not long ago $1 theaters existed till the studios sued them out of business because as now more people watched older movies than the new ones.

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    Bob. Premium Member 2 months ago

    I could go to a movie for 10 cents in 1936.

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