Cheap in Erie
By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: June 14th, 2013
$5 films at Ridge Center this summer

I started working at an Erie movie theater in the summer of 1990. At that time, the price of an adult evening ticket was $5 and a matinee was $3.25 for everyone.

I don’t know many places these days¬†where you can see a movie in a theater for $5. But there is one.

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center at 301 Peninsula Drive is hosting a weekend Summer Movie Series in its Big Green Screen Theater.

The $5 films begin tonight with “Rocky” and continue on Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 17. This Saturday’s feature will be “The Lion King.”

Future titles include “Psycho,” “Cinderella,” “Goldfinger” and “Field of Dreams.”

Most show times are Fridays and Saturday at 6:30 and 9 p.m., with exceptions being Thursday, June 27, at 6 and 9, and Friday, Aug. 2, at 9 p.m. only.

Organizers said the movies are cash or check only, no credit cards.

For another $5 in advance or $7 at the door, you can get a dinner with two slices of pizza, salad, breadsticks, one soft drink and one cookie from the center’s Sunset Cafe.

Come back to Cheap in Erie each Friday to see what’s playing that weekend or visit www.trecpi.org or call (814) 838-4123.

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