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New Survey Reveals How People Cut Expensive Movie Costs

Last year the average movie ticket reached its highest price ever. Add that to the ridiculous cost of cinema food and you’ve got one expensive night out….just to see a new release! Check out what most people do to cut corners and save. I know I’m guilty of one of these, how about you?

Photo by flickr user Олександр

A survey conducted by CouponCabin just came over the PR Newswire that I found interesting. It revealed that the average movie ticket cost $7.93 last year (the highest price ever). More than half of people (55%) cut down on the number of movies they go to due to the high cost (including 61% of people with children). Makes sense. What I liked is that the remainder is still going to the movies, just cutting down on costs their own way.

  • 62% now go to matinees
  • 38% sneak in their own snacks and drinks
  • 32% use coupons to buy tickets or food
  • 6% say they buy one ticket and then sneak into other movies after that one is finished

I definitely sneak in snacks and/or drinks from home when going to the movies. I just can’t buy anything at the ridiculously overpriced concession stand. Yeah the large drink is only a quarter more than the medium, but it will still cost you $8.25. I feel like I need to file a police report after paying that for a soda. I can’t (and will not) do it. Anyone else with me? Or do you find yourself not going to the movies as much these days because of the expense?


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