The early '80s were tough economic times. Unemployment was high, and the nation was in the midst of a difficult recession. In September 1984, the matinee discount price to see Tucson's own Revenge of the Nerds was $2.50. Now, 25 years later, some things haven't changed—including the price of a movie ticket for those taking advantage of the value card at Grand Cinemas' two theaters. For only $20, the purchaser gets to see 10 movies. They may not be new releases, but the choice is diverse, and, obviously, the price is right. In these tough times, paying a price like it's 1984 is certainly a deal.
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