Since when did dinner AND a movie turn into dinner OR a movie? Over the holiday break Mr. MMM and I wanted to give the gift of a Star Wars movie theater experience to Mini Monster. We obviously needed to get our tickets in advance in order to get good seats. Also, the theater that is close to us has assigned seats. Assigned seats means you can’t wait until you go to the theater to buy your tickets. If you do, you’ll be sitting in the front row and driving directly to a chiropractor. In order to avoid this, we picked our seats and purchased our tickets in advance through Fandango!
Oh, The Horror
The morning we woke up to see Star Wars we were all VERY excited! We hurriedly jumped on the computer to pick our seats and get our tickets. As it turns out, adult tickets were $12 EACH and children tickets were $9 EACH. What?!? And, this was a matinee, folks! Oh, did I mention there was also a $4 CONVENIENCE FEE for purchasing them through Fandango? Grrrrr.
Okay, we were $37 in before we even left the house. But, this was Star Wars! We were looking at it like an investment 😛 And yes, Mr. MMM and I could’ve and would’ve waited to see it at home in a few months, but we really wanted to give Mini the Star Wars movie theater experience we remembered as kids.
We finally arrive at the theater! Yay! Oh wait, I cannot sit down to watch a movie without some popcorn and a soda. I just can’t. It goes AGAINST the experience. Add on another $12! Yes, we spent $49 on Star Wars (excluding Star Wars-related gifts from Santa) this holiday season. Whoa, what a franchise!
The Skyrocketing Cost of Entertainment
We did factor in the cost of this entertainment expenditure into our December “budget” before taking the movie theater plunge, but it was still a shock. I can’t even tell you the last time we frequented a movie theater. Like most of America, we have a large-screen TV in our house and are just as happy to sit at home and watch a movie on Netflix for free. Oftentimes we fire up some grocery store popcorn and dim the lights to recreate a cozy, at-home theater experience. But c’mon… this was STAR WARS! Give us a freakin’ frugal break 🙂
Did you fall into the costly entertainment trap over the holidays?
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