Twilight and ticket prices

Twilight posterAfter seeing a story about how the first midnight showings of the teen-lit vampire flick Twilight are selling out around the country, we decided to check Capital Region theaters. And, as far as we can tell, there still are tickets available for the local Thursday night (Friday morning) showings (Friday night, too.) We're sure the 13-year-old girl in your life will be happy to hear that.

While checking for ticket availability, we noticed that tickets are now $10.25 at both Crossgates and Colonie Center. To which the crankiness of our advancing old age implored us to exclaim: holy moly! That's an entire month of Netflix if you're buying two tickets.

So we decided to look up ticket prices for other local movie theaters. The short story: tickets are cheaper if you go someplace other than Crossgates or Colonie Center.

The list is after the jump.

(matinee prices in parentheses)

Regal Crossgates and Colonie Center: $10.25 ($7.50)

Regal Clifton Park Center: $9.50 ($7.00)

Regal Latham Circle: $9.25 ($7.00)

Regal East Greenbush: $9.50 ($7.00)

Movieland 6 in Schenectady: $9.00 ($7.50)

The Spectrum: $8.50 (6.75, includes Tuesday night)

The Madison in Albany: $8.00 ($7.00)

Did we miss any?

Earlier on AOA: Two of the Twilight books are among the most-circulated books at the Albany Public Library.

Comments

So if you're late on seeing all the recent movies like myself, you can go to Protors where they have "Mainstay Movies" for $3 (Adults) $2 (17 and Under). They don't show them all the time, but you can catch a few good flicks on select nights. Upcoming Movies: Burn After Reading, The Dark Knight, Nights in Rodanthe.

Honestly, it's worth the extra buck or two for Colonie Center. The seats are much more comfortable, screen so much clearer, etc. Just a better movie experience overall.

The only horrible thing about going to the movies there is the parking situation.

As for Twilight... My wife read the books after hearing all the Harry Potter comparisons, which she loves. She wasn't a fan, and doesn't understand the hype. And it certainly doesn't look like a movie/book that I (and most guys) would enjoy.

I'll stick to True Blood for my vampire fix!

If Classic Movies are more your speed, then check out the Palace Theatre in Albany. Their annual Monday night movie series features on average, 18 - 20 of the greatest films ever made throughout the year.

It's only $5 for Adults & $3 for Kids (and affordable concession prices!), so it is certainly still affordable to bring the whole family down!

A bit of a hike, but at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, tickets are $4.

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