In Case of Rain

(Photo: Media Pete)

In the town where we stay on the New Jersey shore the local movie theater advertises: In case of rain, we will have an extra show at 1PM on weekdays. Pretty clever. If it’s rainy, the demand curve for going to the movies shifts rightward—who wants to go to the beach in the rain. Accordingly, the theater increases the amount of showings supplied to the market. But why don’t they raise the price of tickets on bad-weather days? Presumably because it would create bad will among customers who might feel exploited, but perhaps there are other reasons. (I can’t imagine that it is difficult to alter prices on a daily basis.)


Gabriele

Bad wheather is also a bit debatable sometimes and debatable price conditions are quite a strong push for bad mood among costumers

Bill McGonigle

They're growing palm trees at the Jersey Shore now?