This is truly a ridiculous price structure.
Unless of course you count paying for tix and 'premium on-line fees', then all the popcorn and sodey-pop for the family and grandparents.
Then that $35,000+ starts coming into focus!!
(Personally, I love the big screen experience with a lot of people - not jammed, perhaps, but hundreds is pretty great. "They're coming to get you, Bah-bara..."
"Stop it, Johnny. STOP IT!" There's also someone doing that. And usually, I can chase down Hubby and tackle him, mid-aisle. He's such a wuss. "You made me spill that $100 Dr Pepper!"