I went to the movies in Manuka yesterday to see No Country for Old Men. About half an hour into the movie I went downstairs to buy some water but they were closing up. The guy working in the candy bar said it wasn’t too late to buy something but that I’d need the exact change.
I asked how much the water was and he said “Really expensive, it’s $4.50”. I had a $20 note and $4.45 in coins. I asked if $4.45 was ok and he said “No, sorry I can’t give it to you for $4.45”. I laughed and asked him if he was serious and he said “yeah, sorry”.
What kind of greed is that where they’ll charge $10 for popped corn but deny a patron water because they’re 5c short! I was dumbfounded. Luckily the movie was brilliant so I didn’t stew on it…
[ED] On the other hand their tickets are only $8 which is for all sessions and all days, far better than paying $16.50 elsewhere.