The VIP Movie Ticket

A New York movie theatre chain begins adding a surchare for its best seats. “It appears that Loews’ already has isolated the best middle sections in three theaters at its 34th Street megaplex near Ninth Avenue. For a mere 50 percent markup from the customary $10, moviegoers can stop worrying that they’ll be sitting too close to the screen or too far from the screen or that they’ll miss the previews and look stupid trolling the aisles in the dark-and still be forced to sit separately from their friends.”