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6/3/2014 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Are movies worth your time?

Some time ago, a two-hour movie cost $1. Today, a two-hour movie costs $6. Before, our sitting in a two-hour movie that costs $1, costs us one half cent per minute. Today, a two-hour movie that costs $6 costs us five cents per minute. Don't get me wrong, but it's cheap sitting time for a good movie!

Not too many things go down, but we understand that most things are going up no matter what we do, even if we have trouble keeping up.

The old saying that everything that goes up comes down, don't hold much water anymore!

Times have changed since you and I came along.

Gene Riley

Kingman


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

"You stand a good chance of being shot by some crazed loon who hates the world. Happens every day"

No it does not. Now lets talk about school shootings. Libs like to refer to them as "mass shootings". But according to the FBI, a mass shooting is only if 4+ deaths are the result.

Speaking of school shootings, do remember way back when you were screeching against armed security guards in schools? Well, in the latest school shooting in Oregon, what stopped the loony kid from killing more than he did was............you guessed......armed security guards that you disapprove of.

Love your list of people and places one can meet their end by being shot. But you left out the biggest threat area. Sections of major cities.


Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Article comment by: Justa Citizen

LGD,
In today's world you have a very remote chance of being shot by anyone. But, you are correct, if you get shot it will probably be by some crazed loon or druggy because the liberals have been letting them out to roam the streets since the 70's instead of keeping them in a controlled environment.

In the last 2 or 3 years I have seen 2 people in Kingman carrying. Maybe I'm just not paranoid enough to watch everyone like a hawk. But, assuming "just about everyone here in Kingman carries a gun" and apparently from the way you sound you think they are just itching to use it, why haven't we heard of any big shoot outs.

You do realize that every day in America there are literally millions of people enjoying the very activities you list without being shot. In the real world, the odds are in your favor as far as being shot minding your own business and being a good citizen. For those out there involved in criminal activity, I think it is great when they get shot.
It is devastating when innocents get shot but it is not the norm. It gets the headlines because it is not the norm.

I know you probably aren't as paranoid and afraid to go out of your house as your letter seems to indicate, but if you are I have a word of advice.

Stay home and get a gun so you can protect yourself.


Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Lori G-D

Just for you, since you seem to be on your spittle flinging, anti-gun bandwagon at the moment. The new fake grass roots, Bloomberg financed, anti-gun group, Moms Demand Action held what they advertised as a "Stroller Jam" outside the Target shareholders meeting in Dallas the other day. A whopping TWELVE people showed up. Oh, and only one stroller.

Seems like the public is not on the side of anti-gun groups, no matter what leftists think.

LOL


Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

"Your beloved guns do kill people"

I demand you make a citizens arrest of Capt. Nice, since you have the really strange belief that his guns kill people. That is exactly what you said.

When you are done arresting him, turn yourself in. I am sure the guns you have told us all in the past that you have make you as guilty of gun crimes as he is. Obviously, you can't be trusted with them.

Oh, you may be happy to know that gun violence in NYC is up 13% since their newly elected socialist mayor ended stop & frisk. But hey, it could actually result in more Republicans there. As the saying goes: "A liberal is a conservative who hasn't been mugged yet"

LOL


Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Lori G-D

"It's kind of hard to enjoy life when just about everyone here in Kingman carries a gun."

"Just about everyone"? Are you sure you really
want to stick with that ridiculous claim?

"Which one of them is nuts enough to use it against someone else, for maybe no apparent reason?"

So according to you "just about everyone here in Kingman carries a gun.", and yet we do not not see shooting on the streets daily. Sort of flies in the face of your claim.


Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Article comment by: V Stokes

"... but 90% if their movies are themed around guns."

"Yes, 90% of today's Hollywood movies depict the devastation that guns create..."

Exaggerate much? Right now about 7 or the 12 movies out (major releases) are not violent or about guns. As are about 12 out of the 27 to be released later. Most are dramas, comedies, cartoons, fantasies, etc. Not even close to 90%. Oh sure, there may be a gun or 2 shown or used in those...probably by a police officer or a PI.

You may as well say Lord of the Rings causes sword violence. Or How to Train Your Dragon causes fire breathing violence.


Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

Capt. Nice,

You also wrote, "...get a life people, we can live without most of their trash!...go fishing or take a hike and enjoy the real world!"

Right! In today's "real world" you stand a good chance of being shot by some crazed loon who hates the world. It happens every day. I used to love camping, but you wouldn't catch me doing it any more. Jeez, just sitting in a movie theater enjoying a movie, people were gunned down. Shopping in the mall, people have been shot down. Going to school, kids are murdered. Walkin down the street minding their own business, people have been gunned down. Where are we safe anymore? Church? Not anymore! It's kind of hard to enjoy life when just about everyone here in Kingman carries a gun. Which one of them is nuts enough to use it against someone else, for maybe no apparent reason? Unfortuneatly, you may not know until it's too late to draw your own gun.


Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Lori G-D

'The gun industry has too much power,......"

I am not a bit surprised that you are completely unaware that in terms of money made and size of, the "gun industry" is way down the list of major manufacturers.

"and too many gun-loving gung-ho members to ever let banning guns happen."

Sorry Lori, but the "gun industry does not have any "gun-loving gung-ho members". You do realize that is exactly what you claimed in that long ridiculous sentance of yours, right?

But if in fact you meant to say NRA members, I am not a bit surprised that you are clueless to the fact that the overwhelming majority of gun owners in the U.S. are not members of the NRA at all.

"It's a simple request that may save a lot of lives in the long-run."

Quick Lori, name any recent mass shooting by a nut case that would have been prevented by a background check. Better yet, name one who bought their hardware at a gun show.

Since FBI statistics show that gun crimes are down over the past decades, while gun sales are waaaaaaaay up, I could argue that gun ownership has had a part in reducing crime.

You really should do some research before making ridiculous claims for feel good legislation that will do nothing at all.

LOL


Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

Capt. Nice,

Yes, 90% of today's Hollywood movies depict the devastation that guns create, but the guns in those movies aren't real. The stories are fictional. No one actually gets killed. Any sane person sitting in a movie theater watching these violent gun-toting movies knows this. But art really does imitate life. In reality, your beloved guns do kill people. Real life stories of murder and mayhem caused by guns appear on the news on a daily basis. The only thing violent movies do is show rational people what real guns can, and have, been responsible for in real life.

But not to worry - no one is ever going to take your precious guns away from you. The gun industry has too much power, too much money, and too many gun-loving gung-ho members to ever let banning guns happen. However, leta try to keep those guns out of the hands of mentally ill people and criminals by doing a simple background check at gun shows or personal ad sales. It's a simple request that may save a lot of lives in the long-run.


Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

Maybe in Kingman you can go to a movie for 6 bucks but the rest of the world it is quite a bit higher.
I very seldom go to movies as Hollywood has shot themselves in the foot by being all for banning guns but 90% if their movies are themed around guns.
Liberals are hypocrites, so they see no problem with this as they think we are all idiots and should do as they say, but lets not include them.
It is fun once in a while to take in a movie, but these people definitely will not get rich off of me as there is much more to life than to swoon over some idiot in Hollywood who probably would not give you the time of day if you ask...get a life people, we can live without most of their trash!...go fishing or take a hike and enjoy the real world!


Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014
Article comment by: Doing Research

Adjusted for inflation, the prices have gone up, but have only doubled in the last 80 years. Average 2013 dollar price for that 1920 ticket was around $3.70.

Looking at just prices going from $1 to $6 (it's more than $10 in some places) is like putting a Model T in a drag race with a Mustang and wondering why the Model T lost.

Why have prices gone up? The cost of making a movie has gone up and the long-term opportunity to get ticket sales has gone down thanks to VHS and DVD.

The more you know....


Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Article comment by: Talking Tina

My cousins live in Calif and the average price of a movie tickets is $15.00.

Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

"and the largely Jewish-run film industry"

And what, exactly, does the fact that a business is "Jewish run" have to do with anything. I am sure you will be happy to explain, since you seem to think it means something.

"No buried themes or hidden agendas,...."

According to what you have claimed here in the past, their "hidden agenda" was to get YOU by making movies about incidents in YOUR life. I will happily get the quotes from the archives, if you insist.

You really do seem to have some weird conspiracy theory obsessions about Jews. Why is that?

LOL


Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

I found this story amusing, the only thing going down in price is electronics! Anyone but me remember how much the first VCR cost? $1500+, one could detail many things, that are electronic related, go back further a calculator big as a type writer $2600....etc.! Some things do go down but not many!

Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Article comment by: Camilla S.

I really think that many of the people that write these letters definetly DO NOT take into consideration the cost of things. Dear old timers...the cost of things has gone up! $1 for a movie?! How is a building supposed to pay its lease and employees on that amount of money?! I am going to take a wild guess and say that you have probably taken in your own food/beverage seeing as how you are complaining about a $6 movie ticket. Maybe you should move to a big city and complain about the $15 movie ticket! Be glad that this town even offers a decent movie theatre.

I get really tired of people complaining about having to pay a nominal fee for food/entertainment in this town and the employees that get paid the mimimum wage are the ones who get harassed by customers. Eith go and don't complain, or don't go at all. Complaining about $6?!!

You have to be joking.


Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Article comment by: Steve Palermo

I'm surprised there are still movie theatres opened in this day and age of streaming video. There was a day when a family actually looked forward to the Drive-IN. Load up the car, set up and watch the big screen come alive. Now you can get fast refresh HD TVs to mount on a wall of 65" plus with Digital sound. So, who needs a theatre? Just an aside, there used to be one major company manufacturing Drive-In theatre equipment in the U.S. It was called DITMCO (Drive In Theatre Manufacturing Company). By 1982 they were manufacturing automated cable testing systems for industrial wiring harnesses.

Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Article comment by: Fooled ya twice .....

and the largely Jewish-run film industry produces films reflecting their great love and admiration for Christian culture. No buried themes or hidden agendas, just clean innocent fun, hatched in La La land between the Tooth Fairy and dissident elves up at the North Pole.

Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Article comment by: justanobody sr

we too, used to enjoy movies.
but with all the inconsiderate people talking , taking ph calls, texting,etc, I just gave up going to the movies.
asking them to please be quiet....... will almost get you beat up! so its just not worth it.
that and cost of popcorn or a soda,
we just enjoy them at home, without all the negatives of inconsiderate people.




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