It is no secret. Movie going has become one of the more expensive outings. Depending on which part of the world you live in and who you go to the movies with, you can end up spending anywhere between $20 to $100 every time you go out for the movies. But why has movie-going become so expensive? The answer is quite simple actually. Movies are as much commerce as they are art. Ultimately, everyone involved with a movie – from the writers to producers to distributors to theater owners .. the list is pretty long – has to earn money. So, who’s going to pay for it? Obviously, the end customers i.e. the movie goers. Then, you also have to factor in the fact that movie-watching is a much more comfortable experience than it was a decade back. The seats are more comfortable, the theaters are air-conditioned, there are a lot of eating options. Who is paying for all this comfort? Again, the movie goers. Now, if you are okay spending so much money at the movies, then probably you don’t need this article. But I know most of you are not. Therefore, read on our tips to save money at the movies.
1. Catch up Morning or Late Night Shows
Yes, typically, the evening shows are the busiest. During weekends, even afternoon shows are very busy. The theater owners in order to attract movie goers usually lower the ticket prices for morning and sometimes even late night shows. Now, not all theaters might be practicing this. So, you have to be careful with which theater you select.
2. Don’t Eat Popcorn or Drink Sodas
No, not because they are unhealthy. People don’t realize this but movie theaters make more money selling popcorns than they make selling movie tickets. There’s a reason why popcorns and sodas are so exorbitantly priced. Theater owners know that people will freak out if they raise prices of movie tickets by even $1, but they won’t care if they charge $10 for a bag of popcorn. Most of the intelligent movie goers are already aware of this scam and therefore they don’t buy anything at the theater food counter.