Daily Mirror – Cinema goers in shock as Spectre ticket prices hiked up by £10

By Rosie Gizauskas

Cinemas are charging extra to see the new Bond flick because it’s so popular.

New James Bond film Spectre is proving to be so popular that cinemas are hiking up the prices to see it.

Odeon customers in Bristol and York are being charged an extra £2, and an extra £1 in Birmingham, bringing prices up to £8.95 in Brum – which means that Londoners are paying DOUBLE Birmingham prices in this instance.

One Twitter user wrote: “Went to see Spectre today.Great film. Disappointed @ # odeon for hiking the price up for half term,£16.25 for an adult and 12 year old child.”

Odeon aren’t the only cinema hitching up prices to see the new James Bond film – Vue have also been adding £1 to ticket prices.

The film has smashed it at the box office, taking £6.3m in its first day of release.

The unusual decision to open on a Monday meant the much-anticipated film, playing at 647 screens, secured the biggest Tuesday takings ever for a UK film.

It’s also beaten the last Bond film, Skyfall, which took £6.2m on its opening night .

Skyfall was the UK’s highest ever grossing film, making £102.9m, but Spectre could certainly beat that… especially with this spike in ticket prices.

Is this fair? We’re not quite sure. Altough we’re pretty sure it’s not going to put punters off seeing Daniel Craig in his fourth – and possibly last – outing as James Bond.