How much does the movie cost in your country?
Back in 2010 , I lived in Sydney and the movie cost $AUS10.
In 2011 I watched movie in Kuala Lumphur , Malaysia. It cost $5.
As far as I know , prices of movies in every corners of our world are rising up. But two days ago( 7/26/2014) , I still went for a movie which cost just $2.7 in Bangkok ,Thailand. And the quality was as same as in Australia and Malaysia!
Let’s find out where the cheapest movie in the world is!
You might know Thailand as a food paradise. If you visit Thailand for the first time. You would be shocked for prices of almost everything here that are a lot cheaper than your country , including a movie!
Movie is a big business in Thailand. Why?
It is because of Thai people’s behavior. On weekends , Thai people favorite’s activity is to hang out in a shopping center , not to go to surf as Australian. We love to chill out in a nice air-condition shopping mall , find a nice restaurant to eat , and of course watch a movie.
That is the reason why movie price is so cheap in Thailand. It is an Economy of scale.
There are many theaters in Thailand that could compete to any other theaters in the world. But it is a monopoly business as there are only two companies , Major cineplex and EGV. , which own more than 95% of the number of theaters in Thailand.
The normal price of movie in a fine theater is $4.5 which has a comfortable seat and a nice digital sound. The 3D movie could cost from $10. But there are many promotional options for movie in Thailand such as if you were a student , you could watch a movie for just $2 on Wednesday.
My recommendation of the cheapest movie in the world is in a promotional option. But this option always be available on every Saturday and Sunday and have no limit of age.
So if you want to watch a new launched movie for $2.7. You must go to Siam Square area which is the middle heart of Bangkok city. There are movie theaters called “Lido and Scala”. These two have a promotion tickets as I stated and have a good quality theaters as same as in Sydney and Kuala Lumphur. But not the best as Major cineplex and EGV.
The price of the movie is just 80 Baht($2.7). But you could not choose the movie as it is only for the first show around 10.15 am. My case I watch Hercules that was launched in theater the day before. So if you could wake up in the morning and don’t mind to watch the movie in a non first class theater. It is only $2 every Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise you could come here and pay the normal price for just $3.2.