Happy November everybody. I don’t know about you, but I love going to the Movie Theater and watching a movie. Let’s face it, movies are a great family activity, but it can be pricey, especially with a large family. Fortunately, you don’t have to forego a great family activity because it’s expensive; there are plenty of ways to save money at the theatre.
- Discount Tickets: While each movie theatre is different, most typically offer a deep discount on tickets at least one day of the week. The discounts are typically on a weeknight when theatre traffic tends to be slower. Find out when your local theatre offers the discount and plan a special night out with your family.
- Discount Books: Check out your local entertainment book or discount cards. These are a great source for discount coupons and you can almost always find discounts for theatre tickets or snacks.
- Take in a matinee: Most if not all movie theatres offer a matinee price for shows before 5:00 pm. Instead of dinner before the movie, go to the movie first and then dinner. A matinee will help defray the cost of the much needed buttered popcorn you love to munch on during the show.
- Loyalty rewards: If your family members are frequent movie goers, a loyalty reward program is a great way to save money on tickets. Use your card every time you purchase tickets and snacks and earn points that can be used toward discounts on future purchases.
- Independent Theatres: Many cities and counties have independently owned movie theaters in addition to the multi-screen complexes we tend to frequent. Many times, these theaters show first run movies at prices several dollars lower than the multi-plex.
Family time is important and if part of that family time is to be spent at the movies, it makes sense to try and save a little here and there where you can. Sometimes staying within a budget doesn’t have to mean going without, but rather being creative for the things you like to do. Happy Holidays and enjoy your next movie.
About the Author: Michael Reist, The Amazing Magi, is a professional magician who lives with his wife Kathy in Annville, PA. He specializes in Family Entertainment. To contact Michael you may e-mail him at [email protected] or call/text him directly at (610) 698-0311.