Entry Date: May 24th, 2011

Avoid the crowds, rent a movie

With the rising cost of a movie ticket, not to mention to high prices of popcorn, drinks, and other snacks, renting a movie and watching it in the comfort of your own home may be a way not only to save money, but also avoid the crowded theaters. There are so many different options for renting a movie, such as the traditional video rental shops. Additionally, quick and easy DVD rental boxes are becoming widely available and staple conveniences at grocery stores and drug stores. These automated rental centers, such as redbox, offer a variety of movie choices which can be reserved online, picked up and dropped off at your convenience, and often cost less than a buck. Other services, like Netflix, allow you to create a queue of movies online which will be mailed to you automatically, allowing you to keep the movies as long as you want and watch them at your leisure.

Beyond physical rentals, many cable companies are expanding their on demand selections, allowing you to easily access new releases and classic favorites. There are also a number of online services that allow you to stream movies through your computer or through other web enabled devices.