Movie ticket, money

No. 5: Go cheap

Going to the movies isn't cheap. By the time you pay $9 to get in and then get hit with another $15 for popcorn, candy and pop, you've already burned through your entertainment budget for the year.

But you can still get the theater experience without going broke.

Discount (or second-run) theaters can help you catch up on the world of cinema -- but to get that discount you usually have to wait a few weeks.

Normally, a movie gets shown at first-run theaters, where you pay big bucks to see it. But after it's had its run in "regular" theaters, it trickles down to the discount theaters where sometimes you only pay a dollar to see it.

If you're looking for quantity to your summer movies, discount theaters can help you get your fill.

What if it's too nice to go inside?