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IS gold class at the movies worth it?

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#1 luey08

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

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.  

Suggestions and opinions appreciated

#2 Frogga78

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Definitely worth it! Make it a long movie original.gif drinks and food bought to you throughout. I had a massive ice cream sundae bought to me halfway through sky fall  biggrin.gif

Oh and the recliners.....

You usually get a drink and popcorn included in the tix price.

#3 casime

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

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!

#4 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

I think it's worth it, for a long popular movie.  Go across a mealtime so you aren't doubling up on lunch/ dinner costs

#5 José

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

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

#6 Greatmum

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

I usually wait til Gold Glass is on special for about $20 each and well worth it.  As others have said combine it with lunch or dinner time.

To the PP there can be children and babies in there.  I have taken my kids before.  As far as I know they are allowed!

Oh and you only get free popcorn and drink at some cinemas so check first.

Edited by Greatmum, 01 December 2012 - 01:26 PM.

#7 mum201

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

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.

#8 luey08

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Hmmm I think I am sold on the Gold class.  WE would probably stay at a hotel anyway it is just if I have a voucher it will be a prioity and we will do it.  I might just do both wink.gif  

This is for Christmas gift.  No particular movie in mind just next time we are down we will make it a priority to do it.  WE need to make time to do couple things.

#9 MGB

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

I love it. We have been twice for special occasions. I think it is totally worth it. A very enjoyable way to watch a movie at the cinema.

#10 R2B2

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

worth every cent! and if you go during the day during the week its almost half price.
its an experience worth paying for!

#11 Carmen02

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

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

#12 Rexit

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

We aren't terribly wealthy but only go gold class  tongue.gif

We only go to the movies a few times a year though, for something that would be advantaged with a viewing on the big screen.

Our closest one is a fair bit cheaper than yours though...

If you do decide to go, enjoy  biggrin.gif

#13 casime

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

To the PP there can be children and babies in there. I have taken my kids before. As far as I know they are allowed!

Ours is over 8 only.

#14 peachkoala

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

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.

#15 Flickster

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

I think it's worth it for a long movie, if you get the brownie sundae too!!!!!! It's huge!

#16 Dionysus

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

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


#17 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

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 ...

#18 jai*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

I go to the movies a lot, once a fortnight usually, so for me the price means we don't always go to Gold Class. But I do for special occasions and big movies (Star Wars, Twilight etc)

But I do love it. The reclining chairs, the food delivered and the fact that there is a smaller audience of people who have also paid a lot of $ and actually want to see the film (and not talk!)

#19 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:23 AM

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.

#20 Kalota

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

I love going to Gold Class, I especially love having food delivered throughout the film!

Having said that though, I only ever go if I receive tickets/vouchers as a gift or for a very special occasion... It is expensive!

#21 Flaxen

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

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.

#22 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

I wouldn't bother only because me plus a recliner usually results in me going to sleep and there is a vicious rumour circulating that I snore.

#23 Thylacine

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

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.

The reclining seats were excellent though.

#24 Chelli

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

I live 5 hours away from the nearest Gold Class but it's such a treat to do once in a while. Definitely worth it, but find the longest movie you can to watch in there wink.gif

#25 LittleDCJ

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

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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