Tis the season for the most anticipated movie titles to be released in theaters. Most production companies wait until the summer to release their biggest movies and to have those titles in the summer blockbuster category.
Knowing what is coming up this season is crucial to any movie lover. Even better is how to catch them all on a budget.
Lyndsey Eliason, a SLCC student and avid movie goer, states that she is getting excited about the upcoming releases.
“It has been months since I saw a preview for a movie I was looking forward to,” she said, “and then suddenly I could not wait to see all the new movies.”
X-men: First Class, Green Lantern and Fast Five are a few of the most anticipated movies that have recently been released. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon are a two that are scheduled to release later this summer.
Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom is a summer blockbuster that targets more toward children and is already playing in theaters. Cars 2: World Grand Prix and Winnie the Pooh are two more movies targeted towards children and scheduled to release this season.
Jason Cox, an employee at Megaplex 12, gives an explanation on why most anticipated titles come out this season.
“It certainly is noticeable that distributors release their bigger titles in the summer,” he said. “They are guaranteed a bigger audience because generally most people have more free time during the summer.”
Not everyone has the money to go see these new titles every week. Luckily, there are a few ways to save money when going to the theater.
One way to save a little money to view these new titles is going to the Redwood Drive-In. With most summer nights decent enough to spend outside, the drive-in is an easy way to catch two movies for the price of one.
“The drive-in is a perfect activity when I have a late class the next day,” Eliason says.
Going to the theater on a Tuesday is another good way to save money. Megaplex Theatres offers matinee price tickets of $6.25 all Tuesday long.
Being a student at SLCC offers another opportunity to save money for the theater. Every Wednesday, The Globe releases an issue with advertisements. An advertisement for movies and tickets can be found, usually with a code to enter into the internet to print tickets or instructions on how to pick-up tickets at The Globe’s office, TB 325-G.
To learn more about Megaplex theaters and deals offered, visit megaplextheatres.com
To learn more about the Redwood Drive-In, including movie times and what two features are playing together, call 801-973-7088.