Times are tough for almost all of us, it seems the very price of life raises more and more each year. With the price of so many of the necessities of life on the rise, it seems hard to find any extra cash to just go out and watch a movie with. There is a solution to this dilemma, all you have to do is redefine the conventional idea of just what going out to the movies entails and settle for a more simple approach to a movie theater experience. Streaming VF
Life is expensive, there is really no way around it, everything nowadays costs money. The following suggestions are just some of the many ways that you can go out and have a good time and not kill your bank account while your at it.
I love going to the movies but as far as I am concerned, ten bucks a pop at most theaters just does not seem to be worth it anymore. There are however a few great alternatives to these expensive tickets.
Instead of going to the movie theater on a busy weekend try going to your local mom and pop store and renting your movies there. The average cost to rent a DVD at one of these stores is less than half the price of just one movie ticket at your average theater. Another bonus is that you could probably rent about 4 movies from your local video store for the same price as 2 tickets at your average theater. You also get to keep the movies for a few days providing something to do all weekend. In addition to this with DVD’s you have the power to rewind, fast-forward, and pause for bathroom breaks, something the movie theater does not offer. The only downside is that if you do not return the movie on time it could cost you more than a night at the theater would have so just make sure you remember to turn it in on or before the due date.
Another option that costs nothing is borrowing from friends and family members. The chances are your friends and family own movies you have not seen yet. You can even invite them over to watch these movies with you, which is always fun, or let them borrow some of your movies so they too can save money by staying at home and having a movie night. An added bonus to this is your not going to occur any late fees from your friends and family so there is no stress on remembering due dates or watching the film in a hurry.
Another option is always the discount theater.
Check your local newspaper or even check online to see if there are any discount movie theaters in your area. If there are then go for it! The movies being shown in these theaters are usually fairly new and about a third of the cost in most areas. As an added bonus you still get to enjoy the whole movie theater experience, popcorn and all!
Last and certainly not least, if you still insist on seeing that brand new action flick on the big screen there is one more option available to you. Go to a matinee instead of a later showing of the film. Although matinees are earlier in the day they have many great qualities to them. You usually do not have to wait in a long line or sit in the theater surrounded by talking teens. The cost of a matinee ticket is usually way cheaper than a ticket for the same movie a few hours later.