Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro movie ticket prices in South Africa - 2014 vs 2021


Honorary Master
Mar 12, 2008
To be honest streaming is killing a lot of things that are better. I mean at home we don't have massive screens, we don't have massive sound, a decent cinema is an experience, even with the expensive popcorn and coke. The cinema in Northgate a private one had a nice revamp and it's VIP seats are really comfy, sure as I said it was about R300 for my son and I, but it was something we do every once in awhile.
Streaming is also killing hard media, but what people seem to forget is that once it's off streaming it's damn hard to get that show/movie you like back, also the quality of streaming even at 4k with dolby Atmos isn't as good as a 4k Blu-ray.
But that's also the fault of Sony having high costs on the media I guess.
100% agree with you there,
although piracy is your friend,

so this is what you pay for, the "event" of the movies, its not every day you see things on a huge screen,
yes its expensive (shouldn't be) and yes the snacks are ridiculously expensive but again, they have to make money somehow,
after the Studios and the rest of them get their share, something must be left over? I suppose just like petrol stations.

Cinemas banking you'll go spend 100 odd rand's on it if everything is top grade, you'll put up with the prices and the sticky floors, because its an event.
although with COVID, just like Night clubs, I fear its going to go extinct, analogue technology in a digital world.
as people are afraid to be around other people, and a cinema encourages this, especially for a big movie like Top Gun.

having said that, I do like the idea of bringing back drive in's ,
although the one next to me (Eastgate) is rubbish, where is the Velksoen and Top star when we need them?


Expert Member
Mar 22, 2012
Naaaaa, my 55" LCD + Sennheiser cans + headphone amp + cheap popcorn & chips + pausing to go pee + the comfiest lie down couch in the world > cinemas any day.


Honorary Master
Aug 9, 2009
I was/am a "hardcore" cinema/bioscope watcher (pre-Rona). Not been to one since Feb 2020; you quickly learn to adjust/adapter/improvise.

Still waiting for freaking Top Gun though...

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Top Gun 2 Release Date Delayed 6 Months To May 2022​

Top Gun: Maverick has been delayed once again, this time being pushed six months from its planned release date of November 19, 2021, to May 2022.

Top Gun: Maverick has been delayed once again, this time being pushed six months from its planned release date of November 19, 2021, into May of 2022. The long-awaited sequel, which will see Tom Cruise reprise one of his most iconic roles as fighter pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, has been one of the worst-affected films of the covid-19 pandemic. Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski and costars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer.

The first Top Gun was one of the biggest cinematic sensations of the 1980s, largely because of the revolutionary cinematography used to bring the film’s flight sequences to life. The performance from Cruise, Kilmer and Kelly McGillis became equally iconic, as did the film’s illustrious soundtrack. Talk of a Top Gun 2 circulated for years before the official confirmation of Maverick, fanning excitement among fans of the original. Unfortunately, the film has been plagued by delays, keeping it from the big screen time and time again.

Sadly, the curse of delays has struck Top Gun: Maverick once again. Per THR’s Aaron Couch, the film’s release date has been pushed from November 19, 2021, to May 27, 2022. That’s a delay of six months – another huge strike against a film that has struggled from the beginning to reach audiences. With luck, the new delay won’t dampen the excitement around Top Gun 2 too severely.



Executive Member
May 21, 2018
Movies are not where they make their's in the exorbitant prices charged for popcorn and cooldrink! Compare those prices and people will be shocked!


Honorary Master
Jul 13, 2007
Have the price increases been driven by the exchange rate, film studios charging more or the theatres gouging more?