Remember the days when you could see a movie for, with popcorn, a drink and a choc-top for 10 bucks. Neither do I. But they did exist. Just not at the big conglomerates like Hoyts and Event Cinemas. I guess one day they may of, but not in my lifetime.
At the big movie complexes you're expected to pay around $25 bucks for your ticket and combo. At least. Sure, you get a screen the size of Tasmania and business class seats, but is it really worth it? I mean, how much should we be paying for a picture? I'd prefer a few less inches for my derrière for a reasonably priced ticket. I don't think I'm alone in wishing they'd bring back the prices of yester-year.
Randwick Ritz in you guessed it, Randwick, is a little reminder of the 'old movie experience'. Bright lights line the exterior of the building, adding to the glitz of the experience. Ruby red carpets, red velvet bollards, traditional candy bars, get ready to reminisce with your child hood. Rosing lines the walls and roof, along with posters and the occasional artwork. The smell of buttered popcorn waters the mouth and before you know it, you need The Bladder Buster 3000 to accompany your bucket of salt.
So what's the difference Michael? Well, just like the cinema, the prices are from your child hood too. Well, close enough. In fact, the only modern thing about this cinema are the movies themselves. At $13 dollars for an adult, it's significantly cheaper. If that's still too much, Tuesday's are $8 dollars all day, adults included. Now that's a bargain. Food is relatively cheap as well. Combo's set you back about 10 bucks but that covers your drink, popcorn and chocolate.
The seats might be a little smaller but hey, if you can last to London in economy, then this is a sit in the park. The screen may be smaller too; it still belittles whatever you have at home. Despite it's suburban location, it still competing strong with the big guys in town, just like it's been doing for over 50 years.