At the Movies: Paying Up for Popcorn

At 7:15 on a Friday night at the Pavilion, a multiple-screen movie theater in Brooklyn, N.Y., a steady stream of parents shuttle their fidgeting children from the box office to buy tickets, to the concession stand to buy popcorn and soda, to their seats for the opening weekend of "Shrek the Third." But what was once a time-honored tradition for American families -- the Friday night movie -- has transformed into something else entirely: a money-spending extravaganza. "It's expensive. It's...Full Story
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