Do you like action movies with lots of guns and big explosions? Maybe you are more of a hopeless romantic and go for those sappy dramas. Perhaps you like to scare the living daylights out of yourself watching a horror film. On the other hand, sci-fi fantasies are pretty interesting, too, with new special effects. Do you like family films or teeny bopper flicks? No matter what movie genre is your favorite, there's a little bit of everything from the 80s. From a young Robert De Niro and stunning Sissy Spacek to the teen heartthrobs Corey Feldman and Brooke Shields.
Whether you grew up in the '80s, or your kids did, put the shoulder pads away and the hairspray down; check out this quiz to see if you can complete these 1980s movie titles.
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According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter on behalf of The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO), the cost of a movie ticket in 1974 was just $1.89. By 1980 it was an average of $2.69. Over the decade, this number rose steadily by a dime or two each year. By 1989, it cost an adult $3.99 for one movie ticket. Compared to today, that is still a deal. In the ‘90s, the price stayed within the four-dollar range, but at the turn of the century, the rate of a movie ticket rose from five to nearly eight dollars within a few years.
Movie theater snacks are also at an all-time high in terms of cost. The inflation of candy, popcorn, and soda has continued to climb since the early twentieth century. However, the 1980s brought out some new candies that withstood the test of time including Skittles. Sour Patch Kids were created thanks to the Cabbage Patch Kids craze and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” made the Reese’s Pieces a hit in the ‘80s even though they were released in the late ‘70s.
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