I love movies. Problem is, I love to eat too. Watching a movie is a trigger for me to eat. Obviously, I should remove movies from my arsenal of things to do, but if I love movies, where does that leave me? I'll tell you: deprived of both food and something I love, movies. No way. Here's my solution:
I get a lot of books, videos and movies (DVDs)and CDs from my local library. Yes- I have to sometimes wait quite a while for some things but it beats having to shell out money I don't really have. Also they sometimes offer free programs, etc.
Instead of "having" to see a movie when it first comes out, I wait until it comes out on Netflix or see it at a cheaper theater later. If I decide to splurge and see a movie in the regular theater, I use coupons (from Entertainment books or online) and/or see matinees.
I do not spend 1 penny on cable. I also get to see most every TV show and movie I want for around $15 a month. This is what I do. First, I have a subscription of 1 movie at a time with Netflix which allows me to watch unlimited online movies even on my television.
Public libraries are fabulous free resources for you and your children. You can borrow books, movies, audios, even museum passes at most of them. Be an advocate for your local library today! Write, call, e-mail a senator, or representative and let them know how much you care.
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Instead of paying large monthly sums for cable or satellite television, we use a Netflix account to watch movies and our favorite TV episodes. Online "watch instantly" options are great and provide endless entertainment options.