It’s no secret that movie tickets have been rapidly increasing in price lately. In fact, according to Box Office Mojo, the average ticket price for 2018 is an estimated $9.16. In 1951, the average ticket price was 53 cents.
But those price points are especially felt in Texas, where tickets are nearly $2 above the national average, according to a recent study done by promocodesforyou.com.
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According to this study, the average general admission ticket price is $10.61, the average children’s ticket price is $8.03 and the average senior citizen ticket price is $8.33.
In Texas, those same tickets will cost an average of $11.61, $8.44 and $9.15, respectively, according to the study.
Texas isn’t the only state that pays more per ticket. Other places like Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, New York and California all shell out the big bucks for a night at the movies.
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The most expensive city is New York City, with a base cost of $16.81 for a general admission ticket.PromoCodesForYou.com
This price difference can best be seen with Alamo Drafthouse. A Drafthouse GA ticket at the South Lamar location can run you anywhere from $10.75 to $14.75, while a GA ticket at the Brooklyn location is $16.
And if you want to go fancy, a ticket at Violet Crown Cinema in downtown Austin is anywhere from $7-$13.
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The cheapest place to find a ticket is in Grand Island, Kansas with an average of $4.60.
Take a look at the full methodology of promocodesforyou.com’s study here.