Cheap Weekly: Movies on a budget

Take in the scene, smell that sweet buttery popcorn and taste that refreshing sip of soda. With the summer blockbuster season upon us, it is time to get crafty. Here are a few solutions that provide all the entertainment of seeing a movie without breaking the bank.

Every summer, Ogden City does Monday Night Movies at the Ogden Amphitheater. This movie viewing experience is a free BYOB (bring your own blanket—or chair) event. The season kicked off June 8th, showing “Big Hero 6,” a family sci-fi/action film.  The pre-show events start around 7 p.m. with the movie showing at dusk.

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The Ogden Amphitheater on Ogden’s 25th Street offers free movies on Monday nights. (Richard Campos / The Signpost)

Upcoming movies in this summer’s line up include the live action “Scooby Doo,” “Space Jam” and “The Goonies.” The Monday Night Movies will end their season on August 10th with a screening of the new adaptation of Disney’s classic “Cinderella.”

Coleman’s Motor-Vu Drive-In in Riverdale is another great viewing option for the warmer months. This classic drive-in theater always offers two movies for the price of one and shows the newest releases.

You can bring your own food or order something delicious from their snack bar. Tasty menu items range from classics like popcorn and soda to the more unconventional like large soft pretzels and beer-battered onion rings.

For year-round viewing, dollar theaters offer a cheap alternative to the pricey, big box office theaters.

The Kaysville Theatre located at 21 North Main Street in Kaysville is family owned and operated. The theater opened in 1987 with the motto “small theatre, BIG value,” and it’s still in action today providing its customers with excellent service and unbeatable prices on admission and concessions.

With admission at $2 for movies Monday through Thursday and $3 movies on Friday and Saturday nights, this little theatre provides amazingly affordable entertainment.

Another excellent dollar theater in the area is The Cine Pointe 6 Theatres located on 12th and Wall in Ogden. This theater has six screens for your viewing pleasure.

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The Cine Pointe 6 theater offers student discounts. (Richard Campos / The Signpost)

With general admission at $3 and weekly specials like Monday family night and two for Tuesday, this theater offers plenty of budget-friendly options that the whole family can enjoy.  The theater also has a special for students. Just bring in your student I.D. after 9 p.m. and receive half off admission. That’s only $1.50 to see a movie—you can’t beat that.

Lastly, this theater has options to rent out an entire theater for your birthday parties, reunions and other events.

Now when you get that itch to go see a movie, you can do it without the hassle of worrying about all the extra expense.