I'm still on my quest to reduce expenses and thought I'd share our latest free date. Something Luke and I do occasionally is go to free movie screenings for films that have not yet been released. There is a certain level of hassle and spontaneity required for these dates. Luke gets e-mails notifying him of free screenings in the area, we have to RSVP and show up to the location about an hour early to wait in a really long line. You fill out some paperwork and wait. There is no guarantee you'll get in to see the movie, it depends on space and I guess the demographics they are looking for, but we've been to several screenings and never been turned away. We don't mind waiting in the line because it gives you a chance to actually talk and people watch which adds to the date experience we think.
Then you get to watch a free movie on the big screen! After the movie, you spend about 5 minutes filling out a marketing questionnaire about the movie. You rate the actors, music, list your favorite/least favorite scenes, etc. It can spark some good post-film conversation! Sometimes they'll even give you free movie tickets for coming to the event. Our last screening we got 2 movie tickets each in addition to the free movie we watched. CHA-CHING! That's 2 more free movie dates for us...did I mention I was married to a movie fanatic?
To register for these emails, go to www.previewfreemovies.com.