Here in the Arizona it’s hard to find activities to keep the kids busy on summer break. It’s not like normal places where the kids can go ride bikes with their friends til dusk, temps regularly get over 110, even in the shade. It’s dangerous to spend any extra time outside. So come summer break, all the parents start looking for fun indoor activities that will keep their kids busy.
In an effort to fill that need the movie theater has a pack of 10 summer movies for $7. They play a kid friendly movie once a week for 10 weeks. You buy the tickets to all the movies ahead of time. It would cost me $21 to participate because there are 3 of us. But that is still a really good deal. The problem is that I don’t know if my 2 year old would sit still for a movie. I know it’s a kids movie and that there will be lots of other little ones there, it’s not going to bother anyone if he gets a little rowdy, but still… I don’t know if he would have fun.
If you don’t want to buy all the tickets at once you can also pay $2 per movie. While it’s more expensive over all, it’s great if you know you can’t make it to all 10 movies. It will cost me $6 per movie but then I’m not committed to go every week. But if I end up going to all 10 then it’s going to end up costing me $60, which is significantly more than the $21 I could pay right now.
Decisions. Decisions. I will probably just go with the $2 movies this year to see how it goes.
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