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5 Budget Tips for Movie Buffs


If you adore movies and films but can't stomach the price of current movie theater prices, fear not! We've got some tips for you.
If you adore movies and films but can't stomach the price of current movie theater prices, fear not! We've got some tips for you.
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You've seen them cracking up in the corners of coffee shops: Pulling out a pack of smokes, one asks, innocently enough, "Smoke?"

"I quit," says the other. Then after a pause, "What, you got one?" Inexplicably, they both start high-fiving their own cleverness.

"Mr. Pink," I presume says the smoker.

"In the flesh, Mr. White," the other one replies.

If you are a movie buff like these guys, you'll probably be celebrating their cleverness as well. You might even dip by their table to introduce yourself as "Mr. Nice Guy."

Mr. Pink, Mr. White and Mr. Nice Guy are, as many movie buffs would know, the stars of Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" Diehard fans of the film can easily quote whole scenes of dialogue; they're probably also theater junkies, perpetually on the hunt for another cult classic to dissect with friends.

Unfortunately, in these tough economic times, with theater ticket prices averaging more than $8 and reaching as high as $20 for certain 3-D IMAX experiences, many cinephiles can no longer afford to go to the theater as often as they once did [source: Verrier]. In this article, we explore five ways a movie buff can satisfy his or her bug without breaking the bank. Is online streaming the future of film? Find out next.


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