Taking the family to the theater is a wholesome good time — but it certainly ain’t cheap.
Even with cheap movie tickets for kids, if Junior convinces you to snap up even one box of Junior Mints and/or a small popcorn, you’re looking at something like a $40 expenditure for a three-person family outing.
Since Penny Hoarders like me think $40 is enough to spend on a day of exploration, transportation and exotic bites while on vacation, it’s a little hefty for two and a half hours in front of a screen.
Even a really big one.
But this summer, you can see 18 different kids’ films for just a buck a ticket. Yes, please!
Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinema
This summer, Regal Cinemas will offer family movies on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with a ticket price of just $1.
The films range from “Shaun the Sheep” to “Goosebumps,” but they’re all recent, relevant movies your family will actually want to see.
Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute, which researches asthma, tuberculosis and other pulmonary diseases.
Save money and do good? That’s what I’m talking about.
The program runs for nine weeks starting in June, and all the films begin at 10 a.m.
The exact date each theater starts running the special depends on its location, so call your local theater to check. However, the schedule of films will be the same no matter where you live.
Want to Save Even More at the Theater?
Even if these movies aren’t for you — or you have to work at 10 a.m., summer or not — you can still save money at the movies.
Here are 22 ways to make the most of your movie money, from hitting the matinee to using your Sam’s Club membership.
Betcha didn’t know about that perk, huh? Here are a few more membership perks you might be missing out on if you have AAA, AARP or Amazon Prime.
And if cheap tickets still aren’t cheap enough? Try getting them for free instead.
Your Turn: Will you attend Regal’s Summer Movie Express?
Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her creative writing has been featured in DMQ Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection and elsewhere.