I ahve never done Gold class at the movies. We don't live near a movie theatre but thought it would be a nice thing to buy for my hubby - something we can do together. Looking at Tickets it is about $40 per ticket. Not including anything else. Wow. Is it worth it?
Otherwise I might just buy a couple of 'normal' movie tickets and put the extra into a nicer hotel voucher on wotif.
I like to go Gold Class sometimes. Particularly if it's a new release that will be incredibly popular, because it limits the number of people in the cinema and there's no kids or babies. Plus you can get a nice meal delivered and a glass of wine. It's $18 for a normal ticket here and $30 for Gold Class, so the extra is worth it. Might be different if I were going every week, but since I only get to the movies a few times a year then I don't mind paying the bit extra for the really comfy recliner seat and bar service!
DH and love gold class. That's partly because DH is exceptionally tall and so is squished in the regular seats. Some chains include popcorn in the ticket price. Some don't. When I saw the latest batsman there were kids in the gold class section. I do love having a glass of wine and being super comfy. I book the tickets before we get there to choose our seats. Even if someone is in the seat next to you the seats are so huge they are seem far away. Having Said how much I love gold class I think it's a close call between upgrading hotel and gold class. Depends how much time you think you would spend in the room
I love it. I also only go once in a blue moon and go all out on food. Pre kids I used to go for every new Bond film and Star Wars. I loved that there was no noise, that you can recline, eat a meal and have a glass of bubbly.
ohhh i love gold class totally worth it! I love how it limits the amount of people in the cinema lol Ive taken my 10yr old and 8yr old to gold class before and they where over the moon! but thats on a very rare moment
I went to gold class last Saturday for the first time. We had vouchers for the tickets. We ended up paying $60 for food (dips and bread, chicken sliders, mini pies, sticky date pudding and a brownie sundai) plus drinks. It was very nice food and worth it as we didn't pay for tickets.
However, I would not go if I had to buy tickets then buy food. Would make it extremely expensive. Tickets are $39 each.
We love gold class, but only go occasionally due to the cost.
Love getting GC tickets for presents!
It is a great experience. That said, I did it with some friends for my b'day one year - we went out for dinner first, then to the movie. Ordered and drank wine etc and I promptly fell asleep in the comfy chairs
It's not worth it for me. I don't really like getting comfy in seats that large numbers of the general public have sat on, but that's just me. Plus eating while watching is not that big a deal to me. I usually skip popcorn or other snacks at regular cinemas.
Plus there was an incident with a cockroach once ...
I've been to Gold Class once. Tbh i didnt really get that much out of it. A seat is a seat, I didn't find them any more comfortable than the other seats. I think we got popcorn and a drink but then we had to buy food anyway, so I didnt really see the point of paying $40 plus food.
I love gold class too, but its only for occasionally or when its midweek. It is pricy, but worth it. DH loved it as seats are more comfy and you can get pizza! Took my girlfreind or her birthday as she had never been, and she loved it.
For me I think it's kind of a waste of money. Last time I went we had free tickets, so not sure what they cost but DP and I ate a sausage roll (me), a hot dog (DP) and a coke each and the food cost us $41. I think that is too much for such basic food. We did go to the cinema at Crown casino in Melbourne though, so possibly it is more expensive there because it is such a touristy place.
I also found it a little distracting that waiters kept walking around the room while we were trying to watch the movie.
I've never been to Gold Class before but have just won a year's worth of Gold Class tickets in a facebook competition. I get 2 tickets for each month next year. Think I will treat my kids and some friends to date nights at the movies.
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