14 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks at the Movies

The average movie ticket now costs $9. But you can pay less -- or maybe nothing at all -- with these simple tips.

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Movie ticket prices have never been higher. Tickets cost an average of $8.97 apiece in 2017, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners.

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

That doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t see the latest Oscar picks. It just means you need to get creative about how you pay for them.

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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