13 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks at the Movies

A ticket to your local movie theater will cost you around $9. But you can pay less — or maybe nothing at all — with these simple tips.

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Planning to go to the movies? Dig deep into that wallet: The average price of a movie ticket has been hovering around $9 for the past few years, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners.

Sometimes, movie tickets are even pricier due to surcharges for premium formats like 3-D. But even if you’re sticking to the first matinee of the day, which is often discounted, your entertainment budget is feeling the pinch.

The following frugal hacks will help you stretch those entertainment bucks. Why pay $9 when you can pay a fraction of that amount — or maybe even nothing at all?


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