Taking a family to the movie theater is expensive. The prices are only going to increase. Time Magazine writer, Brad Tuttle, addressed the rising cost of movie tickets in his article, The Cure for the Ailing Movie Business Is To … Raise Ticket Prices? “By the end of 2012,” writes Tuttle, “the average movie ticket will likely sell for around $8.15.” So, if you have a family of four, you will have to shell-out a whopping $32.60 just to get into the theater. Would you like some popcorn and beverages? That’s going to cost you even more. Everybody is painfully aware that concessions sold at the theater are very costly. So what should a family do? Here are some ideas on how to have a family movie night without breaking the bank.
Your home is a theater.
You don’t need fancy equipment and an expensive home theater room to turn your home into a theater. Just let your kids help to do the work and you’ll be amazed at how much fun your family will have. Here are some ideas that my family has actually used to create a home theater experience.