Everyone loves to go to the movies every once in a while, the problem is that it can cost a small fortune to have a movie date night. Well if you are fortunate enough to have a movie date with someone that will appreciate your thrift then you will love this article.
You can start this little adventure by never going to the movies in primetime, which means 6 pm until 11 pm, especailly on weekends. You will save 2 to 3 dollars per ticket by going to a matinee or early show.
You can save even more by searching the internet for alternative movie choices such as the $1.50 movies. These discount theatres may not be the most well maintained or have the latest box office hit, but you can get two tickets and all the snacks you can eat for under $20!
Movie tickets are not the real money hog in your trip to the theatre, it’s the concessions stand that will break you. Always try to eat just before you go to the movies so you won’t want much from the snack bar. Don’t buy the combo offers such as a large popcorn and a medium drink for $12.99….. Instead, take a look at the kid’s special which is usually about $3.99 and will include a small popcorn, a pack of Skittles and a small drink or bottle of water. This will save you a lot of money!
And lastly, if you are really on a tight budget you can bring your own popcorn and soda from home. Most people think you can’t do this but have you ever actually seen a sign that says no outside food or drink at a movie theatre? Just avoid any issues by not flaunting your snacks to the theatre staff. I hope this helps you spend less and have more. Good luck!