I asked the cashier if many tickets were left for the 7:30 p.m. showing. He replied with a look of sympathy that there was only one more available. I was disappointed.
What's a movie to you?
The other day I went to the movie theater excited to see one of the most anticipated films of the year, "The Mysterious Pie," with my friends. I strutted up to the counter in the mid-afternoon.
Has this ever happened to you? With all sorts of options these days, the question is: What's the least expensive and most convenient way to view your top flicks?
Video Stores Cost
You can rent a movie from the video store. But, it usually costs more than other options.At one store in my town, the price to rent a DVD for six days is $3.98. This store has late fees—about 50 cents a day. This can really add up!
What kinds of mail plans can you get?
Mail Service Cost
You can watch your movie via a mail service. With this kind of service, you pick which plan suits you, based on how many movies you want every month.
All plans, except the most basic and least expensive, give you unlimited DVDs every month.
They are great deals because you get a lot of value for your dollar.
Public Library Cost
Renting your favorite films from the library is economically the best option. You pay zero dollars at most libraries! But chances are the library won’t have the latest titles.
If you return library movies late, you'll have to pay a small fee, same as when you don't return library books on time. If there are no other people on a waiting list for the movie, you may be able to renew.
Theater CostGo for the ultimate!
I saved the most expensive for last. You can watch a movie in the theater. These are the movies that everyone wants to see fresh when they come out. They've been advertised constantly on television for months.
Movie theaters aren't just selling you the movie; they're selling you the experience.
If you go to discount theaters where the movies are older, it costs less—but you have to wait for the new attractions get there.Besides price, convenience is another factor in picking out how you want to watch a movie...