A Basque in Boise

The way you make me feel

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Overland Park Cinemas

I hate how Edwards 21 makes me feel like a cheap-ass mom. I won’t even hyperlink to their website I’m so mad.

I told the kids we’d go to the movies on Saturday, and they were all excited. They were even more surprised when we pulled into the Edwards parking lot. “Wow, you brought us to the real movie theater and not the dollar movies!” What snobs, oh my god.

I guess they had some right to be surprised because, as a general rule, I refuse to take them to Edwards, and when I do is for the matinee shows and usually because Diana needs me. And no, I don’t do 3D  or IMAX either. Going to the movies shouldn’t be a $40 affair for 6 and 7 year-old children, and their really short mom.

I leave the ticket window a bit poorer. It’s $21 just for three tickets. Fine. Ok. I got $21. I work two jobs and I don’t go to the mall anymore. And I love my kids very much. It’s when we get to the concessions stand that I almost lost it. You see, I’m used to paying $4 for for a movie ticket that includes a nice-sized soda and a bag of popcorn or some candy of your choosing. I ask the Edwards guy (boy) how much for a small drink and some popcorn and he says $10.75. “Hahaha”, I laugh. “No, silly, not two, just for one of each.” “Yes ma’am, $10.75.”

Holy crap… That’s sick and wrong. So I turned to my kids and told them they had to share.

I felt like the cheapest, lowes, tighest-fisted mom of all times. It’s not like I can’t afford it, but I categorically refuse to paying ten dollars for two freaking sodas and another ten for two bags of popcorn. We all know that the movie theaters take advantage of having you hostage for a couple of hours, but that’s stealing.

I guess going to Edwards is kind of like getting your check-engine light scanned, but a bit more fun. However, I highly doubt it that I’ll go back any time soon.

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5 thoughts on “The way you make me feel

  1. Diana

    I smuggle my drinks and food for the girls whenever I can. It’s the only way I can afford to go. The trick is, I have to remember before leaving home. I know it’s not allowed, but the law says it’s not allowed to steal, and there you have them: stealing from us, so I guess that makes it fair.

  2. Diana

    I smuggle my drinks and food for the girls whenever I can. It’s the only way I can afford to go. The trick is, I have to remember before leaving home. I know it’s not allowed, but the law says it’s not allowed to steal, and there you have them: stealing from us, so I guess that makes it fair.

  3. maria jesus

    No te merece la pena ir a esos cines ,los niños disfrutan igual en los otros y por menos de la mitad de precio

  4. maria jesus

    No te merece la pena ir a esos cines ,los niños disfrutan igual en los otros y por menos de la mitad de precio

  5. Steven Roosevelt

    I’m giving away my age but I can remember when I could go to the movies for $1. Double feature, hot dog and a soda. Movie and concession prices are outrageous.

  6. Steven Roosevelt

    I’m giving away my age but I can remember when I could go to the movies for $1. Double feature, hot dog and a soda. Movie and concession prices are outrageous.

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