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Twenty dollars on a movie ticket. Fifteen dollars on a soda and a popcorn. Another wad of cash on an Uber, and this makes movie night more expensive than ever.

Those who grew up in the 20th century may remember a movie being just a few dollars — not it being a luxury. However, if you can carve out some time on a Tuesday you can save quite a lot of money.

Five-dollar Tuesdays are happening at the AMC, as well as student meal deals on popcorn and a soft drink. So if you want to go see the top flicks of the month, Barbie, Oppenheimer, Bottoms, or even just Nicole Kidman on the screen, you can see it for a premium.

I often visit E-Street Cinema in Washington, D.C, where they not only have student discounts daily, but also five-dollar Tuesdays. E-Street Cinema shows a variety of the most popular movies, but also does dashes of classic films, retro replays, and Rocky Horror nights running through October.

Right now, E-St is offering a “$5 Filmmaker Focus” on director, Martin Scorcese and actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, leading up to Scorcese’s new film “Killers of the Flower Moon” which will be released on Oct 20.

As a college student on a budget, I’ve been taking advantage of these offers since my freshman year. Some of the movies I’ve been able to see include “The French Dispatch” directed by Wes Anderson and “Animal House” with John Belushi. More recently I saw “Bottoms” which was extremely entertaining.

Movie theaters are the best places to go to take your mind off of daily stress and to zone out and have pure entertainment. As someone who frequents the cinema, I’d rather spend $5 instead of $25.

GWU University, Political Science Major, Archaeology and Journalism Minors