Shanghai Daily tells us that some cinemas will maintain their half-price ticket Tuesdays, while others are selling full price tickets on the money-spinning love-based day. “I think their approach is understandable,” said Wu Hehu, deputy manager of Shanghai United Cinema Lines, the city’s biggest cinema chain. even though we’re already very rich, we want to suck money from pressured youths like the RMB-obsessed vultures that we are “No one wants to miss Valentine’s Day’s huge business potential.” However, the Grand Cinema, Peace Cinema and SFG Village Cinema City, all near the People’s Square, are all maintaining half-price discounts. “We aim to attract more people to our cinema,” said Fan Xiaozhou, a manager with the Grand Cinema, “though we may make less money.”
You might want to spend 35,000 yuan on 999 roses for your loved one. You might not want to, but then you deserve to be shot in the street like a dog for being such a stingy and mean-spirited cheap-skate.
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Paradise Warner Cinema City will give out gifts and red roses to audiences next Tuesday, while the SFG Village Cinema City will hold a speed dating event at its theatres. Three domestically produced romantic comedies will open in the city on Valentine’s Day, which has become a busy day at the box office for local movie theatres.