Monday, June 22, 2009

"Late Night" Discount

After our last trip to the movies, I wasn't in a big hurry to go see a movie again anytime soon. Besides the steep price tag, the sound level was so high in the theatre that I stuffed Kleenex in my ears as make-shift earplugs to try and minimize the pain. Since then, A had checked out the Midland Square Cinema and recommended it, so we decided to give that one a go to see Angels & Demons.

The theatre itself was much nicer, and we had printed off a coupon from the website to try and save a couple hundred yen. It turns out that we didn't even need the coupon though, because we had elected to see a "late night" showing of the movie, and each of our tickets was around $12 USD instead of the usual $18 USD. What counts as "late night" here? Any movie starting at 8 pm or later. Although I was initial surprised at that (albeit very pleased at the discounted price), it does make sense, considering that most people are relying on public transportation. Our movie started at 8:50, and we were just able to catch the second to last subway home.

Also, while we were there, I was excited to see a movie based on Hachiko (see my previous post on that here) that is coming out later this summer. The trailer is mostly in English and looks like it's going to be a tearjerker.

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