Taking your family to a movie can easily turn into an expensive outing. However, if you have a strategy and a plan you can minimize the cost and still enjoy this fun activity. Save money at movie theaters by following these tips.
Check to see if your local theater has a rewards program and join it. Every time you buy tickets and snacks scan your rewards card. After a certain amount of purchases you will earn rewards like free movie tickets or snack or drink items. My local theater offers the Regal Crown Club which can be found in the supporting links below.
Don't go near the arcade. I know this can be difficult, especially if you have children. Explain to the kids that the purpose of this outing is to see a movie and the arcade is not part of the plan. If they really want to play arcade games they will have to crack open that piggy bank and bring their own money from home. For those of you who've never seen an arcade in a movie theater, consider yourself very lucky.
What's a movie without popcorn, right? A few popcorns and sodas can cost more than the tickets themselves, so it's usually smarter to purchase the largest sizes of these items and share amongst your group. You can bring some paper lunch bags or ziploc bags from home to divide up portions of popcorn so everyone gets their own bag. Share a huge drink by bringing different colored straws for each person. Some theaters also offer free refills on the largest sizes.
The night time movie showings are the most expensive. Check with your local theater to find out the times of the matinees and see the movie early in the day before the price increases.
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Tickets are now $15 each at my local theater. I'm Apple-Tv'ing from now on!
I don't go to the movies at all as I much prefer watching a movie in my comfy livingroom. Sure beats the cost of going to the theaters these days.
I go to matinees all the time, and I also utilize the movie reward program. I love getting the free candy, popcorn and movie tickets from the AMC rewards.
Also, avoid VIP movie theater lounges like the plague, their food and drinks are ridiculously overpriced.
These are great tips, thanks!
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