Since the busy summer season of movies is already underway, I thought I would give you some tips that will help you when you or your family goes to see one of the many "summer blockbusters" this year.
If attending a movie on the opening day or even opening weekend plan ahead. If you do not like purchasing your tickets via the internet on Fandango.com or Movietickets.com then arrive at the movie theatre earlier than what you normally would for a standard movie; especialy for the family friendly movies. I always suggest people to come by way before the movie starts to get tickets for later that evening. If you or your family attends AMC theatres, you are able to see the new show schedule on Tuesdays before the new week. For example, for the week of May 29th, you will be able to view the new movie show schedule on Tuesday, May 26th.
Remember that movie prices and times are subject to change everday. Just because you paid $x.xx for one day does not mean that it is that much everday. Some movie theatres will have several different movie prices. The theatre that I work at has movie prices for Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and or holidays. Then different movie prices for Modays-Thursdays.
Always remember that just because a movie is advertised as 3-D in SELECT locations, does not mean ALL locations. There are some theatres still who do not have the 3-D digital projectors but offer the 3-D movies in a 2-D regular movie format. Most locations who are showing the movie in 3-D will advertise their movie as 3-D on either Fandango.com or Movietickets.com.
If you arrive at the movie theatre with out tickets and you find that your movie is sold out or has been sold out for awhile DO NOT freak out. ALWAYS come to the theatre being flexible for change. Know that most of the large movie theatres in your area may have more than one print of each new large movie. Remember that waiting 20-40 extra minutes for a movie is not that big of deal. If you are unwilling to wait, then before you come to the theatre always have a back-up movie that you are willing to see if your movie was or is sold out.
After you have purchased your tickets and are at the concession stand, know exactly what you want before you start talking to the theatre associate. Be patient and know that when you are stressed, it stresses the theatre associate out as well. Do not change your mind a lot of times and have your money ready for payment. If you have more than one person in your party, have one person order all of the concession items and another person there willing to help carry all the concession items down to the theatre as well. While you are ordering concession items, please DO NOT take the items away from the theatre associates register until they have rung up every item into their register. By taking away the items, it causes the theatre associate to take longer as they may not remember what you had asked for it it was a large order.
Once the movie is over, remember to pick up all of your items that you brought in with you. Just as much as you hate cleaning up the messes at your own house, theatre associates hate having to clean a super messy theatre.
Here is a list of movies that will be showing at most movie theatres this summer season. For desciptions of all of these movies you can go to www.imdb.com. For those of you who are wanting to know if any of these movies would be good for children go to www.crosswalk.com. I believe each week they have a posting on what is in each movie for you as a parent can choose if your child would be able to see the movie.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIEND'S PAST
ANGELS & DEMONS
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2
LAND OF THE LOST
MY LIFE IN RUINS
TAKING OF PELHAM 123
TRANSFORMERS 2: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
MY SISTER'S KEEPER
ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINASOURS
I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE
THE UGLY TRUTH
ALIENS IN THE ATTIC
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA
JULIE & JULIA
FINAL DESTINATION: DEATH TRIP
THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE
H2 (HALLOWEEN 2)
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED