“You can see the latest blockbusters—for less—long before they land in your Netflix queue. Big studios, like Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Pictures [which, like Real Simple and TIME, is owned by Time Warner], often give free screenings of major releases before the official release dates to amp up publicity or gather market research. The resource site Gofobo.com lists several shows a week in cities across the country. Or hit an early matinee at your local AMC theater; every location offers $6 tickets to shows before noon.”
Meg Favreau is a senior editor for the personal-finance site WiseBread.com.
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