Who doesn't love visiting the movies? There is something special about watching a movie at the film theater for the first time, instead of seeing it at home. There's something mystic about watching it with an audience of individuals, flourishing sound, and a picture on a large screen.
Face it, America loves movies. Actors are embraced by us, and we have conversations about films and movies with our friends and family. However, I'm sure you have noticed the cost of a film tickets going up quite a bit. Most nice film theaters are now $9.00 to $10.00 for a movie ticket.
And the food, that's an entirely different story. People still buy it, although we know the food in the movie theater is marked up. In addition, to paying to watch the film. That's expensive, so here are some tips for saving money at the movie theater.
Go To a Matinee
This is a way to conserve money. Many people like going to the films during the night, but if you go to a matinee; you will save $2 to $3 per ticket. They have better watch times, and you will save some money. The crowds are a little smaller during the day.
Eat Before You Go
If you come to the films on a full stomach, you will not as likely lure into the scent of the movie theatre popcorn. Fresh popcorn is among the greatest smells on earth, and film theaters realize it. That's why they jack up the cost, since the smell sells itself.
Use Credit Card Perks
Credit card companies like Chase and Discovery offer up to 5% cash back on purchases and discounts at movie theaters. Check with your credit card company to take advantage of these special offers.
Buy Tickets in Bulk
Some theaters offer multi-discount for buying tickets in bulk. Theaters are usually happy to offer a discount for groups with over 20 people.
Use a Rewards Program
Some theaters like Regal Cinemas offer a rewards program, which you get points each time you purchase a ticket. Fandango also offers free and discounted tickets based on your activity and purchases online.
Use Standard Instead of 3D and IMAX
Watching 2D showing instead of 3D will save you money, IMAX movies also cost more as well, so make sure the movie is really worth seeing in 3D on the big screen or you'll pay more money to see it.
Check for Specialty Discounts
Call and ask about ticket discounts. Students and seniors may qualify for discounts or a movie ticket just by using your student id when purchasing your ticket. You can also get discounts based on certain associations you're affiliated with.