Box Office Boom: Movie Theaters Not Hurting in Rough Economy

MIDLAND - People may be scaling back on spending, but not at the box office. Managers at the Tall City 14 theater in Midland say attendance is up despite more pricey tickets.

Seeing a movie has always been a favorite past time and even in this hurting economy people are willing to pay almost $10.00 to see a movie.

According to the National Association of Theater Owners, movie ticket sales are up 20 percent this year.

The cost for a ticket here in Midland is $9.25, which is two dollars above the national average, but some Midlanders don't mind spending the money for a little entertainment. It is also a way to get their minds off a stressful economy.