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There are easy ways to cut the cost of these expensive goodies. Knerl often buys a kid's snack tray for herself. It's only a few bucks and has a lot less calories than adult-size snacks.

Knerl also recommends buying concessions just before the movie starts. If you buy too early, you may munch your way through your snack quickly, causing you to run out for more food during the movie.

"Resolve that you're going to watch a movie, instead of dropping a ton of money at the concession stand," Huffstetler says.

Howard promises his kids ice cream or a snack if they behave during the movie. That way, he doesn't have to fork over a ton of money for overpriced concessions.


 

 

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