Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cheap Date #5 - Cinema Pub

I try to find fun, interesting dates to go on with my husband that cost less than $20 for both of us. It's been a while, but we are back in the game, trying to go out on cheap dates without breaking the bank.

A little while back, I had a comment on a cheap date post that anonymously mentioned a local movie theater that also served drinks. Anyone who knows me would know that I am game for that! Well, it turns out that my "anonymous" commenter was actually my uncle! So he and my aunt knew that this is a place we would love to try. They were so convinced that they gave us a gift certificate to the Cinema Pub for our birthdays in January. Thank you!!

We drove to the theater on a Saturday night to catch the late showing of Atonement (which was a great movie, by the way). Like many less expensive movie theaters, they don't offer the brand new movies, but rather movies that have been out in theaters for a little while. With most movie theater tickets approaching $10 a pop, I can deal with seeing a movie that's a few weeks old.

Each ticket cost $5 and a pitcher of Bass was $14. Even in a bar, you'd be hard-pressed to find Bass for that price! Since we were also using our gift certificate, we went ahead and ordered some buffalo wings to go along with it, while staying well below our $20 budget.

If you live in MA or RI, I highly recommend the Cinema Pub, but if not, try doing a search for a discount movie theater in your area. It's a great night out, especially in the winter when outside dates aren't really an option.