Frugal Family: It's Showtime

Check out new releases by heading to the theater or buy your favorites to own.

With the summer movie season upon us, Frugal Family checked out deals that will help you enjoy the new releases without canceling your summer vacation. Rent new releases on DVD, catch new movies in theatre and buy your favorites to own forever.

Patch encourages you to participate in this column by letting us know about the great deals you’ve heard about around town. Just add them to our comment box below and look for them to be featured on future Frugal Family articles.


Deal: Catch a movie before 6 p.m. and pay bargain or matinee price, just $7.25 for general admission.

The Fine Print: Offer available seven days a week.

Extra, Extra: Add $3 to regular ticket prices for 3D movies.

Good through: Everyday Pricing.



Deal: Step inside the Afghan Market and pick up Afghan movies without paying shipping costs to get your foreign favorites.

The Fine Print: Prices vary depending on movie.

Extra, Extra: The Afghan Market also offers Afghan music.

Good through: Ongoing.



Deal: Kid’s admission is cheap at the Solano Drive-In. For kids under 5 free admission is free and for kids age 5 to 11 it's just $1. General admission is $6.95.

The Fine Print: General admission prices vary per location. Prices shown reflect all California locations.

Extra, Extra: Tuesday night is family fun night with admission for $4.95.

Good Through: Everyday Pricing.



 Deal: Use your Visa Signature card and every $25 you buy in Fandango bucks will save you $5 off your order.

The Fine Print: Some restrictions may apply.

Extra, Extra: Go online and personalize a Fandango gift card.

Good Through: Ongoing.



Deal: Purchase any Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-Ray & DVD combo pack and receive free admission to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The Fine Print: In stores only. Other restrictions may apply.

Extra, Extra: Don’t forget to pick up a free Pirates of the Caribbean action figure as well with your purchase of any Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-Ray & DVD combo pack.

Good through: May 14.


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