I used to see upwards of 6 movies in the theater per month. After some time, I added up how much I had spent on tickets in a year, and it was over $300 or so in ticket value! That made me think about the many things $300 could have got me. I NEVER buy popcorn or a drink at the theater, but if I had, it could have easily been another $300, since generally concession doubles your ticket price. Anyway, I started saving movie ticket stubs and putting them in with my other receipts I keep. Since doing that, I probably go to the movie theater less than 6 times a year, and that might even be high. I will admit, I buy a lot more DVDs now, but at least that's a one time fee. Once you pay, it's yours. Price of a movie ticket: $8.00 Price of a DVD movie: $16.00 It's not hard to figure out that for every two movies you don't see in the theater, you can buy one of them on DVD.