‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Midnight Tickets Selling for Big Bucks on eBay!

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Midnight Tickets Selling for Big Bucks on eBay!

Post  non_amos on Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:54 am

You guys are really gonna get a kick outta this:

http://screencrush.com/dark-knight-rises-tickets-ebay/


‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Midnight Tickets Selling for Big Bucks on eBay
by: Mike Sampson Yesterday

Warner Bros.

‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ tickets went on sale earlier this week and the first midnight showings promptly sold out in just minutes. Now, tickets to the midnight IMAX screenings are popping up on eBay and Craigslist for over $100; at times an almost 80% markup. Boy, we’ve heard about a ticket prices going up, but this is ridiculous.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ tickets shouldn’t cost you more than $20. That’s assuming you live in a big city and are going to see the film in IMAX. But searches on ticket resale sites are showing sold out seats for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ midnight showings selling for over $120. A few “entrepreneurs” are even selling groups of seats for $500.

This isn’t the first time ‘Dark Knight’ fever has caused the black market to be flooded with scalpers looking to make a quick back. Back in 2008, tickets for the IMAX midnight screenings of ‘The Dark Knight’ were selling for $100 at the most, but in the years since, inflation seems to have taken a toll on ticket prices.

Now the midnight ‘Dark Knight Rises’ tickets are still over a month away (that’s July 19th for those of you ready to camp out in front of theaters) so expect ticket prices to rise as hopefuls start bidding on eBay auctions and driving the ridiculous prices even higher.

But let’s be sane people. We know you want to be among the first to see ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ but don’t pay over $100 for tickets. Here in New York City, if you’re willing to wait just three hours, you can still buy tickets the legitimate way for the 3:00am IMAX screening. An extra $80-$100 seems a little silly just to see a movie three hours earlier.

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As Suze Orman of CNBC would say, "Are you kidding me?!

I expect this retarded piece of news to give duh Nolanites hope & bring them back out of the woodwork. Certainly TDKR now has a chance at besting THE AVENGERS. Right?

RIGHT?! Wink
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Post  webhead2006 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:38 am

Oh yea illegal ticket sales are sure going to help it beat avengers.
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Post  thecolorsblend on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:52 am

Scalping movie tickets? Really??? Wow...
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Post  non_amos on Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:20 am

I know people scalp concert tickets but movie tickets? Really?! And so what if you don't make the midnite showing. I didn't for Avengers either but rather went Friday night. Enjoyed it just as much & probably more so because I didn't have to fight sleep as badly as I would later on.

My advice? If you're gonna see TDKR, try getting the matinee price somewhere, that is, unless you're going to IMAX in which case it won't make any difference. Even then, what, 15 bucks? Forget that other crap.
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Post  webhead2006 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:39 pm

Ya either try another theater for midnight showing if you have multiple theaters in your area or just go to a later in day/weekend showing. That is what I do. And if I really want to see a film on midnight showing I just remember to buy early. But ebay/craiglisting tickets that is just nuts.
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Post  Apologist Puncher on Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:22 pm

non_amos wrote:I know people scalp concert tickets but movie tickets? Really?! And so what if you don't make the midnite showing. I didn't for Avengers either but rather went Friday night. Enjoyed it just as much & probably more so because I didn't have to fight sleep as badly as I would later on.

My advice? If you're gonna see TDKR, try getting the matinee price somewhere, that is, unless you're going to IMAX in which case it won't make any difference. Even then, what, 15 bucks? Forget that other crap.

I will be paying $6 to see it, probably the day after it comes out.

That's it and that's all.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:04 pm

I'm probably getting dragged to the midnight show because that's when all my friends will probably want to see it. Otherwise, I don't know that I'd even bother.
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Post  non_amos on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:40 am

And like Webhead pointed out, scalping tickets & eBay ain't gonna help this film's bottom line! Official box office numbers are tallied at, what, the freakin' BOX OFFICE?! So duh Nolanites might brag about how much tickets went for, etc., but when BOX OFFICE MOJO for example presents final numbers it ain't gonna make any difference.

And Mr. Nolan, thanks for showing up. Wink
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