There is a lot of entertainment
information on the SeniorArk Hobbies, and
Just for Fun
information on almost every movie made. The Internet
Movie Database says it is:
Visited by over 35 million movie lovers each
The biggest, best,
most award-winning movie site on the planet.
2. If you are
looking for live theatre, be sure to
check out your local school productions. Often these
are full scale musicals, complete with orchestras and stage sets
for a fraction of the 'big city' price. There is the added
benefit of usually knowing someone in the cast, being acquainted
with members of the audience and using whatever senior discount if
offered. This is a great way to enjoy an evening out yet
close to home.
, Chautauqua County Office for the Aging, Mayville, NY
ask if the restaurant
offers any senior specials. I have been stopping at Taco
Bell each Wednesday for lunch. I ordered two spicy chicken
burritos and a small drink. $2.73. I tallied the items and said,
"That can't be enough, surely." "No charge for the drink",
she said with a smile. I just thought it was a special promotion.
On my third trip I was charged for the drink. I asked if the
promotion was over. "We didbn't have a drink promotion", I was
told. When I told them about my earlier experiences, I was told
that they do not charge seniors citizens for their drink! I guess
the third person thought I looked younger. Alright!!!
this a policy of our local Taco Bell, or national---don't know.
|4. You probably
many theaters offer
seniors a daytime discount. Ask
5. Check with your local movie
theaters for discounts. We have a theatre here in Richmond
offers "second-run" movies (i.e., movies that have been out
for about 6 months) for only $1.99 a person.. PLUS there is a
gentleman who plays the organ at the evening show on the
weekends for an added fillip of enjoyment!
Also, consider "on-demand"
movies via your cable provider. There are many wonderful
current movies available for $4.99 or less on my local cable
company; far better than the $7+ per-person charge to see them
in the theater. Patience is rewarded!
Rivahcat - Virginia
6. There is a lot to do in our
SeniorARK FUN and HUMOR
surprised someone has not already submitted these.
One word - your
library! I'm not quite a senior yet but already take
advantage of all the good freebies my local library has to
reserve almost first-run movies that cost me nothing
and no longer even rent movies. I go to the
on-line Internet Movie Data Base as you suggest and then go
to my library's on-line catalog. I usually have a very
short waiting period to see the movies I've reserved. One
librarian told me not to be intimidated by the number of
people waiting as they buy many copies of popular new
movies. She spoke the truth -
I was number
170-something on the list to see a particular movie but
within the month was notified to come pick it up. I
don't mind the wait and of course, some are well worth the
wait and some are not, ha-ha. The bottom line is it's free
entertainment which I can appreciate. Also,
I have the attitude
that ANY movie I have not seen is "new" to me and my library
has tons of videos and DVD's. Ditto the music, why
pay for such things when there is a wealth of things to be
had for free with a little homework and effort on your
Thanks to Cindy M.
Along the same line is reading material. I no longer
subscribe to magazines or my local newspaper and don't miss
them a bit. The internet is so useful for your local grocery
and other ads and your
local paper is on-line, most likely. I came across
www.freebizmag.com , which will send you magazines for
free for a stated period of time with no obligation to buy
(I'm currently getting a few that match some of my interests,
"Horticulture," "Log Home Living," and "Antiques"). I'd never
pay the prices they want for subscriptions for these
magazines. And again, the library is great for picking up
copies of free city newspapers in my town. I love it. And
again, your library
probably has very recent magazines you can borrow.
This more than fills my craving for something different to
read. I seldom buy a book anymore unless I've already checked
it out for free ahead of time and when I do buy, it's usually
on line at amazon.com for nearly nothing. Again, if you are a
bit patient and do your homework, it's amazing what you can
find to entertain yourself and others for nearly nothing.
I just discovered
your website today and appreciate your website and enjoy
reading it. Thanks to
1. Don't overlook the most
valuable freebie entertainment: BOOKS
2. Some libraries offer free
3. Most libraries offer
wonderful programs from children and adults. Whether it is
story time, craft time, or a book discussion.
4. Summer Reading Programs
Do you know that you
can access you local TV programming online? Go to
TVGuide.com . Click
"What's on TV" and go from there. You will need to "edit
location" at some point, entering your zip code to access your
local schedule. Then save your final p4rogramming to your
"favorites". When you click it the next time, if your cookies
are enabled, you should go directly to you programs.
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