I need a perspective or an attitude adjustment.
The situation: the final Harry Potter movie is coming out next month. There is a midnight showing.
DD (14) is "the biggest HP fan in the world" and wants to go to the midnight premier, and wants to get a bunch of her friends to go to.
We live in a world with choices, though...
Theater #1 is 10 minutes away, the ticket price is $12 and snacks are expensive. This is a newer theater.
Theater #2 is 25 minutes away, tickets are $6 and the snacks cost about half as much. This is an old theater.
DD wants to go to theater #1. I told her that I though it was overpriced and that we should plan on going to theater #2, and that it is rather arrogant to assume that her friends are all willing and/or able to pay twice as much as they need to to see the movie. (I am willing to transport DD and 6 of her friends in our gas-guzzling van.)
She burst into tears and said that I "don't understand how important this is to her".
Parents who have survived teenage girls, what's your take on this? (Boys just don't react in this way, I've noticed...)