How To Save Money And Still Get To The Movies

March 10, 2009 by  
Filed under On Family Entertainment

Movies really are a little bit of magic on a reel. For as long as records began, going to the movies was one of the top entertainment choices. For family entertainment there is a wealth of films to choose from with the increasing number of Disney animations to old favorites such as stars wars and other epic movies.

It is a shame that the price of going to the movies has gone up considerably and at a disproportionate level to standard inflation, however there a ways and means of seeing your favourite movie at a discount price.

A good time to go to the a movie theatre is for the matinee or even in some places morning showing of your film. The prices are much lower, and some days offer an even cheaper price than others due to a lower customer intake. It is worth keeping an eye out for these offers if the whole family is going.

Some of the cheaper movie theaters which show the same movies later on in the year are worth considering, after all it doesn’t matter if you don’t see your film the moment it gets released. These less expensive theaters also offer cheaper snacks and drinks (this is an important feature when the cost of snacks is usually more expensive than the admission fee). The seating is perhaps not as comfortable, but with a short family movie, it is more than adequate.

It is worth thinking about taking your own refreshments with you. This is probably frowned on by the theater staff but unless it is actually forbidden, then there is no reason for you not to take advantage of this money saving technique.

If you are avid movie goers, many theaters offer a monthly pass at a hugely reduced price. Prices vary from theater to theater but the money saving is generally quite significant. Ask at your local theater for details. If they don’t offer any monthly deals, most box office tellers are quite happy to send you in the direction of some that do.

Look out for drive-in movies theatres, they are still available in many cities. You can really save money with this method of movie watching with many theatres allowing the full vehicle to go through as one admission fee. You can bring your own refreshments, again, saving a packet.

There is always the good old rented movie for perusal in the comfort of your own home. Turn your living room into a home cinema and pop some popcorn and other light snacks for the show. You can create the perfect ambience with the lights turned off and the sound turned up. For the $5 movie you can have the entire family watching and washroom breaks when you need it, (no missing a chunk of the film).

Going to the movies is an excellent form of entertainment for the whole family and there are always money saving ideas for any fun activities. Getting to the movies is by no means an exception to the rule.