Movies Slump in Summer, but Fall Offers New Hope

Friday, September 07, 2012

The end of the summer movie season came this week, and that may be for the best. Based on the number of movie tickets sold, this was the worst summer in 20 years. What’s behind the slumping numbers? And what should you be seeing now that we enter fall?

Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, hosts of the Movie Date podcast, share their thoughts.


Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [4]

robert from long beach,ca

lets face it...the last few months have produced movies that aren't that good...where 's the beef..?

Sep. 07 2012 09:00 PM

The price to see a movie is too high, and it is ridiculous to spend the first 15-25 minutes viewing not only movie previews, but also commercials from television and previews of television shows. We don't go to the movie theater to watch television!

Sep. 07 2012 08:34 PM
DS from NJ

I disagree with Kristen-- not everybody loves superhero movies. I'm a middle-aged guy, and I have little interest in superhero or comic-book-based movies.

I rarely go to the movies because it costs $13 plus in NYC, and there are very films that, to me, are worth paying that kind of money for an hour and a half of entertainment. Especially when one can watch the same movie for much less by renting it, using Netflix, or the public library. You can buy the movie for not much more money.

Sep. 07 2012 03:17 PM
larry fisher from brooklyn,n.y.

I used to sneak beer into movie houses by gift wrapping it and telling the usher I'm going to a party after the movie...the cost of movies are so high,I,m thinking of wrapping them in box and forgetting the beer. I am grateful for my epson projector,my large wall in the backyard,my popcorn maker an bootlegs

Sep. 07 2012 12:02 PM

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