If you love going to the movies but don’t like paying the steep movie price, then this post is for you. It seems as though the price of going to the movie theater, these days, has gone up right alongside the price of gas and if you’re on a budget or have a large family…that with refreshments could put a nice size dent in your wallet.
But don’t fret; here are some great ways to see your favorite movies, in the theater, for less:
Take advantage of theater loyalty programs
For a small upfront fee, most national theater chains offer loyalty cards to its customers and that can mean discounted movie tickets and free refreshments for you after you’ve met the criteria. So if you love going to the movie theater on a regular basis then taking advantage of the theater loyalty program would be most suitable for you.
Go at a less popular time
No one wants to get up early on the weekends but it you’re smart, going to the movie before noon can be a great way to see your movie for less. As a matter of fact, most of the movies are discounted as much as 40% off the regular price of $10-12.50. If the movie is in 3D then the discount can be even steeper. Not only will you enjoy paying less than most other movie goers but you’ll also enjoy peace and quiet as well as the advantage of choice/premium seating when going at a less popular time….that’s priceless.
Wait for it to go to the dollar theater
Prior to coming out on DVD, most popular movies will make a pit stop at the dollar theater for a couple of weeks. This is a great way for you to see the movie at 75-90% off but the one caveat is that you’ll have to wait about 8-10 weeks to see it but if paying less is the object then holding out to see your favorite movie at the dollar theater is worth every penny. This is an ideal way for large families, with kids, to see movies at the theater without paying an arm and a leg.