Dating on a Budget - The Movie Date
Dating on a Budget
Magic Lantern Theatre and Rainbow Cinemas
Where: Magic Lantern Theatres on Carlton just east on Yonge St. and Rainbow Cinemas across from St. Lawrence Market
Cost: You’ll never pay more than $10 each, but Tuesday tickets are only $5.
Dating Level: I would say date 3.
Type of Couple: Movie buffs and those who don’t mind hours of silence.
My Dating Story
I didn’t get to do a TIFF post this year and it made me really sad. Now I love going to TIFF, especially the gala premieres, and seeing some of the most buzzworthy films from Hollywood and around the world. Sadly this year I missed ticket sales, as I came home from vacation at the beginning of the festival, and by the time I got to the ticket portal most of the movies I wanted to see were already sold out or the only tickets left to those films were during the day when I was back at the office. Oh well there is always next year.
Now TIFF films can be rather expensive and even regular films on any given day can burn a hole in your wallet. Some movies these days are only offered in 3D, in Ultra AVX or in VIP meaning you could be spending upwards of $25 a film. I dated a -well I dated a sweetheart at one point in time, someone I really enjoyed being with and who made my heart flutter. That isn’t how I feel now about that particular individual, but I choose to remember how happy I was as opposed to how miserable that person made me. Anyways we decided to go see This is the End the Seth Rogan comedy one night. Now we decided to meet somewhere that was in the middle for us since we lived on opposite ends of the city. We agreed to meet at Magic Lantern Theatres (Carlton Cinema) on Tuesday night to see the film. We got there, picked up our tickets and to our surprise only paid $5 each. For both our tickets and food we managed to keep it under $20 for the both of us.
Magic Lantern Theatres and Rainbow Cinema are the best deals you can find in Toronto. They are cheap on any given day of the week, but Tuesday is the cheapest. However, you will never pay more than $10 each to see a film, which I think is great because there are some films *cough* That Awkward Moment *cough* which I 100% regret paying full price.
Now the movie is a very risky first date. The first date is one in which you get to know each other and a movie is not the atmosphere for that. This is more for the established relationships who are comfortable with 2 or more hours of silence. Also it is the perfect opportunity to cuddle and have them bury their head in your chest.
So to all my dating on a budgeters who cannot afford to take their date to a film at TIFF then just head over to Magic Lantern Theatre on Carlton or Rainbow Cinemas in the St. Lawrence Market area and have a cheap movie night.