Over the years, movies prices have been steadily rising. To take family of four, it can costs at least 50 dollars just to get in. If you add in snacks and drinks, you might as well take out a second mortgage to pay for your admittance.
However, there is now a way to a) see movies in the theatre for cheap b)support a good cause while you’re at it.
Cineplex is now running a series of movies on Saturday mornings, and listings are available from here until August. Here’s a sample of some of the films running:
- The Great Muppet Caper
- Chicken Run
- The Iron Giant (excellent movie, if you haven’t seen it!)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (I’m tempted to catch this one!)
- Follow that Bird (I was forced to see this at the age of 10. I do not recommend it for the the 10 and up set. Smaller children may enjoy it)
- Night at the Museum
Yes, you can probably get these for free on T.V or from the library, but I have to admit, there is nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen. If you have young children who have never been to a movie, this might be a great way to introduce them. After all, if they can’t make it through the movie, then you haven’t wasted too much money.
As for the good cause I mentioned – it’s the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which helps provide support for family outing and activities, educational programming, and other great things like hospital playrooms for seriously ill children.
To find out more, check out the Family Favourites page at Cineplex.com.
And remember – you don’t have to be a kid or have a kid to go. You’re perfectly welcome to relive your childhood all on your own!
Are any of these movies ones you’d like to see on the big screen again? If not, what would you like to see?