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Movie bargains in Birmingham: 3 ways to save big


Dumb and Dumber To, Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

“Dumb and Dumber To” is one of the new releases
already discounted in Birmingham.

The holiday movie season is upon us. If you’re the ultimate cheapskate like me, you’ll be enjoying the latest Hollywood releases … around July 2015 on Blu-ray from the library. (Or possibly Redbox.)

I have three easier ways to save at the box office, whether for you and a date or a whole brood of wee watchers.

1. Wait a few weeks and see it at the “dollar theater.” That would be the Carmike 10 in Hoover. Movies are $1.50 for all ages and all showtimes, $3.50 for 3D. Who cares if everyone tweets “Interstellar” spoilers long before you see it in person …

2. See any movie for $5 on Tuesdays (like today) at the Edge 12 in Crestwood Festival Center. Same prices for kids and adults, matinee or late night. Plus, beer and wine, the kind you can buy at the concession stand and not sneak in via your personal flask. Enjoy the Filipino family drama “Edsa Woolworth.” Take in the rock documentary (or “rockumentary”) on Australian musician Nick Cave, “20,000 Days on Earth.”

Or just see “Gone Girl” for the third time.

3. Buy a discount ticket through Dealflicks [aff. link]. I’m a big fan, as it has offered low prices for some time at the Edge 12. This fall, it expanded to all the first-run Carmike houses in Birmingham: Lee Branch 15 in North Shelby County, Patton Creek 15 in Hoover, The Summit 16 and Vestavia Hills 10.

Prices vary depending on release date of the movie and showtime.

For example, the new “Dumb and Dumber To” already has a Dealflicks special for Wednesday evening at Vestavia: $10.25 for ticket and medium popcorn (usually $10.25 just for the ticket). If you wait till Monday, you can see it during matinees at the Edge for $5.60 (or $14 for ticket, large popcorn and large drink), or evening for $7.75 or $14.70, respectively. Edge tickets are regularly $7.50 for matinee and $9 for evening.

I like to think of it like buying plane tickets: prices vary based on popularity of time and cinematic destination. So check the site often for deals, availability and prices.

Did I mention that Carmike Vestavia not only has “Big Hero 6” but also the Jon Stewart-directed “Rosewater” and the Michael Keaton acclaimed indie “Birdman”?

Save on movie tickets, and spend the loot on ugly sweaters.

Big Hero 6

The Edge 12’s $5 Tuesday includes Disney’s “Big Hero 6.”

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