One way around that is by getting FREE tickets to advance screenings. Keep in mind one thing – usually it is only for major cities. You will NOT find screenings for every movie that hits the theaters but may get lucky for a great “Date Night”.
Usually, you get the tickets in your email, and simply print them off to take to the theaters. You NEED to get there early as the ticket does NOT automatically mean you are “in” – they over book!
It’s important to sign up for everyone’s mailing lists, follow them through social media, and check all websites regularly to make sure if there are free movie tickets available for a screening that you get them before they are all given out.
If you DID NOT get a ticket – Many people who show up to these screenings frequently have extra passes in their possession, or may only be using one of the two admissions on the pass. Several people attend screenings this way. Simply start at the front of the line and work your way back, asking the people lined up if they have extras. Please be kind and don’t pester anyone, if they ignore you or are rude, simply move on.
Many screenings are promoted/sponsored by a radio station. The radio station’s representatives frequently have extra passes available upon request. Just look for the young interns hanging around outside or in the theater’s lobby wearing t-shirts with a radio station’s call sign.