How much would you pay to see “The Dark Knight Rises” on opening night? £5? £10? £15? … £150?
Although cinema chains are jacking their prices up to ungodly levels with increasing disregard every year, we can all agree that the idea of paying £150 to see a film is ridiculous, yes?
Not according to Indiewire, who say that opportunist ‘scalpers’ are trying to sell tickets to the otherwise sold out opening midnight screenings for “The Dark Knight Rises” in IMAX on June 19th for in excess of $150. Shockingly, people are actually paying these prices on eBay and Craiglist after failing to obtain tickets that were all gone through official means almost immediately.
Despite stating the obvious that the film would still be exactly the same if they saw it the next day or at any time over the weekend, this does raise another interesting question: Just how much would you pay to see The Dark Knight Rises on the opening night? Or any film for that matter, is anything worth the amount people are paying to make sure they can see “The Dark Knight Rises” at the earliest opportunity possible?
Granted, “The Dark Knight Rises” does look amazing and has been the subject of much online speculation from us here at WhatCulture towers, but, $150?!?!?!
What do you think? If a team of roaming scalpers led by Brad Pitt sporting a small beard and Eli Roth sporting nothing interesting come up to you and offer a “Dark Knight Rises” ticket for $150/£150, would you buy it?
This article was first posted on June 18, 2012