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How to Save Money at the Movies

By Edited Jul 5, 2014 0 1

Save Money At Movies
The movies are a fun way to get out and have a night on the town. Movies are fun with a date and equally enjoyable as an outing with your friends. Whatever your reason for going, you don't ever want to spend more than you have to. Movie theaters are eager to take your money, so here I have compiled some steps you can take to save your money and keep your money where it belongs—in your wallet!

Things You Will Need

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A Movie you want to see

Step 1

The easiest way to save money at the movies is to find a matinee show; avoid movies after 6:00 pm if possible. This by no means should be an "excuse" to save money though! Your date or friends don't ever have to know about your thoughtful scheme to save some cash at the movies. I have found that the easiest way around this dilemma is to do dinner and a movie—but movie first. Not only will it save you a few bucks for dinner, but it will give everyone at the table something to talk about.

Step 2

If you want to save money at the movies, it's also good to note that you don't have to pay upwards of 5 or 6 dollars for a movie. There are theaters that only charge a dollar or two per ticket for admission. Instead they may offer a smaller variety of movies, but hey, it's always worth it to check it out and take a look if there is a movie playing that you want to see. If you find one you like, you just saved 80% off the price of each ticket you buy. This step has the potential to save a lot on your trip to the movies.

Step 3

The last step to save money at the movies is to try to avoid buying snacks (or meals) from the concessions stands. The concessions in a movie theater are what will really break your wallet. They take something cheap and simple like popcorn, quadruple the price, and then resell it to hungry customers. Eat before you go to the theater to avoid any urges you may have to buy snacks. Or, if you just happen to enjoy snacking during your movies, don't be afraid to drop by the gas station on your way to the movie theater. Grab a few boxes of candy and maybe a bottle of soda, put it in your pocket (or purse if you have one). Have you ever seen a sign outside the theater that says "no outside food or drink"? Chances are high that even if they spot you with the food, they won't say anything to you about it. Bring a few snacks with you, and then you can save money at the movies.

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Comments

Dec 3, 2009 3:00am
goingforbroke
I once snuck an entire pizza hut pizza into a movie theatre.... true story. Had it under my coat.
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