Going to the movies, especially with a family is expensive. It seems more like the cost of a vacation than a night of entertainment. So here are some ways to cut those costs: 1) Join the discount club. Most chains now have loyalty programs. 2) Many theaters now offer a special on the day they are slowest, look for a deal where you can get in for normal price but the popcorn and soft drinks are only a buck. 3) Buy your tickets in bulk. Buy in advance and buy ten or more and the discounts can be impressive.