It's Blockbuster Movie Time! (In A Few Months)

by Katy on July 23, 2008 · 4 comments


Enjoy going to the movies?

Yeah, me too!

Enjoy paying exorbitant prices?

Umm. . .  me neither. That part always makes me feel like a sucker. (The Ringling Brothers would love current ticket prices!)

Here’s what to do:

Make a no first-run movies policy in your family.

It may sound like extreme deprivation in this age of Super-hero mayhem, but think of it this way — All these highly anticipated movies will soon be screening at second-run theaters. What’s the hurry?

What’s playing at the second-run theaters now? The blockbusters from a few months back. Either way, you’re getting to see a movie. Who cares whether or not it’s newly released?

In Portland, Oregon, there are many uber-cool rehabbed movie theaters that cost just a few dollars for admission. ($1 for kids!) They also serve micro-brew beer, wine and pizza. So. . . for the cost of that newly released movie, you can watch a movie while sipping a cold brew and munching pizza. Or, eat and drink nothing for true savings.

Remember, fellow Non-Consumers, every time you spend too much money, you’re giving up the opportunity to add to savings or pay down debt. Also, think about the time you spent to earn that money.

Still worth it?

There’s nothing to give up, and everything to gain. There may be a sucker born every minute, but you don’t have to be one of them.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Meadowlark July 23, 2008 at 8:38 am

Yay McMenamin’s!!

I think the last first run movie we watched was “Into the Wild”, which was a total disappointed and completely butchered by Stupido Penn. I barely do movies in the first place and can’t stand how LOUD they are. I have to wear earplugs in the theatre.


Linda July 23, 2008 at 11:34 am

We very rarely go to theaters to watch movies. We either rent them from a local video store ($1.50/day) or get them on our Netflix. I did take the kids about a month ago to a theater to see Kung Fu Panda but only because I had two free passes so I only had to buy one childs ticket…still a lot of money but divided by three it was a nice treat. The last movie we saw in the theater before that was How The Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000!



Rebecca July 23, 2008 at 12:35 pm

We go to the occasional movie at the theater, but 80% of the movies we watch we get for free at the library.


Jen M. July 28, 2008 at 11:33 am

I don’t think we have that many–if any–2nd run theaters around here any more. There’s a great drive-in up in the Baltimore area, but it’s rare we can get there.

We just check movies out of our library for now. We can’t afford Netflix at this time.

I do have 2 unused passes in my wallet, though. We may try and use those soon.

I have not been to a movie in first-run in at least a year or two!

~The Hippie


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