ADJUSTING FOR TICKET PRICE INFLATION

Year | Avg. Price |
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1978 | $2.34 |

1977 | $2.23 |

1976 | $2.13 |

1975 | $2.05 |

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## How much did movie tickets cost in the 1920s?

For example, in 1920, an average silent movie cost from 10 to 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $1.13-2.82, far less than the $9.50 I paid last week for a ticket.

## How much did a movie ticket cost in 1930?

In 1950, a person could purchase a movie ticket for a mere 46 cents on average. By 2016, the average ticket price had increased to $8.65 — and the increase in ticket prices shows no signs of slowing down. Still, the prices of tickets are much more consistent when adjusted for inflation.

## How much did a movie ticket cost in 1960?

In 1960, the average price of a movie ticket was 69-cents, the equivalent of around $4.00 in today’s dollars. But despite bargain basement prices, fewer and fewer Americans were going to see movies.

## How much did a movie ticket cost in 1948?

In 1948, a ticket to the movies cost just 36-cents. Today, the average ticket costs $8.12.