Saving money at the box office can be as tricky as the latest suspense thriller…or full of laughs like a comedy. However, we found 8 ways you can be a superstar saver at Regal Cinemas. Even those who must see a film on opening weekend can save a few bucks. The key is to plan ahead and be flexible. (However, Regal Cinemas seems to be making it harder for frugal film fans to save money, as they have stopped or changed some discounts in the past year.) We never pay full-price at the box office or concession stand, so we’re happy to share our money-saving tips and tricks with you. (Bryan is nearing 300,000 points on his Regal Crown Club, so he’s definitely our in-house expert.) Lights! Camera! Discounts! [Read more…] about 8 Superstar Ways to Save at Regal Cinemas
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Believing is just the beginning when dreamers witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous ladies as Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget! Nine performances are scheduled at the Denver Coliseum from Thursday to Sunday, April 6 to 9. And we have a special code that will get you $5 off tickets. [Read more…] about Save $5 on Disney on Ice Presents ‘Dream Big’ Tickets
Stop the presses! Check out our weekly column “Cheap Checklist” in today’s The Denver Post in the Life & Culture section. You can also read it online. (If there is no link, go to the Denver Post and type “Cheap Checklist” in the search box to find our latest column.) Every Saturday, we compile the best freebies, discounts and deals in town for the upcoming week. The column now includes store sales — all the more reason for smart shoppers to make it a must-read. If you have any suggestions or tips for inclusion, send them to email@example.com 10 to 14 days in advance. We’re already working on the copy for our next deadline!
Bored on a budget? You’ve come to the right place! Mile High On The Cheap is the answer for Coloradans wanting to live large for less. And our community has it all “on the cheap” — entertainment, concerts, festivals, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. Let us do the work for you! Keep up with the latest deals, discounts and FREE events in the Denver/Boulder area by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. (If you know of any upcoming weekend events, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Be sure to check out our constantly-updated list of upcoming Mile High events, which you can view by day or by month. Here are our top picks for FREE and cheap things to do this weekend. [Read more…] about 24 Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. That means heading to the city, and locating the legendary — and reclusive — musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast. If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become more than a dog … more than a Rock God… he’ll be a Rock Dog!
MHOTC readers can attend a FREE sneak preview on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Landmark Greenwood Village. Kids are invited to come dressed in their pajamas. Balloon artists and face painters will be on hand. And everyone gets FREE popcorn and soda. To enter for your chance at an admit-four pass, click here. Winners will be drawn on February 20 at 5 p.m. and notified soon after. Passes will be delivered via email. Remember, even with a pass seating is not guaranteed, so get there early.
Only 124 of our National Parks charge you to get in, but the U.S. National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all of its 413 parks, monuments and other sites on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20. Time to go snowshoeing, ski touring or just enjoy the frosty landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park, virtually in the metro Denver/Boulder area’s backyard. Other FREE days in 2017 are National Park Week, April 15 & 16 and 22 & 23; National Park Service Birthday, August 25; National Public Lands Day, September 30 and Veterans Day Weekend, November 11 & 12.
In the thriller Get Out, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with her parents. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. MHOTC readers are invited to a special advance screening on Tuesday, February 21 at Harkins Northfield. Here’s how this pass system works. Go here and enter the requested information. Be sure to type in MHOTC in answer to the question, “Where did you hear about this contest?” Then, click on “Submit.” Deadline to enter is end of day Sunday, February 19. Winners will be notified by email with screening instructions by noon on Monday, February 20. Remember, passes do not guarantee admissions. Preview screenings are always overbooked to ensure a full house, so arrive early.
Anyone (parent-to-be or new parent) who would like to learn more about infant feeding development is invited to a FREE workshop at Whole Foods Market Bradburn on Wednesday, February 22 at 9 a.m. Becky, a pediatric occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, will discuss experiences before birth, the newborn phase, sensory exploration and how these lead to the introduction of solid foods. Topics will cover baby/parent roles with feeding, how and when to introduce foods and feeding resources. An RSVP is required. Please call the store at 303-439-7000. 4451 Main St., Westminster.
Pooches of all shapes and sizes will vie for prizes at two shows this weekend. The Colorado Kennel Club’s Dog Days of Denver runs Thursday to Monday, February 16 to 20 from 8 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.) to about 8 p.m. at the National Western Complex. Hundreds of dogs will compete each day in conformation (that’s like the Westminster Show), obedience, agility and rally. Plus “Meet the Breed” sessions and a Hall of Education will help potential owners find just the canine match. Parking costs $10, so carpool if you can. National Western Complex/Event Center, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver.
The Plum Creek Kennel Club Classic is Thursday to Saturday, February 16 to 18 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. Dogs will compete in conformation, obedience and rally. Show hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora.
Nowadays, there are many advantages to becoming a “senior citizen”, but the one bargain hunters appreciate the most are the discounts offered by many retailers and restaurants. We’ve rounded up a few deals around town for the “older crowd.” [Read more…] about Senior Deals and Discounts in Denver
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of FREE events around Denver. And, check back often as the list is updated daily. Looking for both free and low-cost things to do? You’ll find more listings on our Mile High Events Calendar, which you can view by day or by month. If you don’t already, keep up with the latest deals, discounts and freebies by signing up for our daily email newsletter (just one a day). You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Click on each link for details, because some events require preregistration. Here’s what’s happening this week. [Read more…] about Free Things To Do This Week Around Denver
Local teachers and school employees (from pre-K to post-grad, administrators to kitchen workers to bus drivers) can get a 25% off discount on tickets to the Denver Zoo. Here’s how it works: Send an e-mail to info@SupportOurStudents.org. In the subject line type in I’ll share DOTHEZOO and in the body of the e-mail identify yourself and your position. This is important – The e-mail MUST be sent from an official school “edu” or “org” e-mail address. Home schooling parents may contact S.O.S. as well. In return, you will receive an email with a discount link, user ID and password. Teachers and school employees are then free to share the discount, ID and and password with family, friends and students. Discounts are good year-round and are purchased directly from the Zoo’s website. This offer is good through December 31, 2017.
The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is an inspiring, and energizing event featuring world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations and companies, topical forums and discussions and films for youth. Plus, it’s just lots of green fun with parties, exhibits and more. The Festival runs Thursday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25 at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St. in Golden.)
The opening night celebration is FREE on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Tickets are required — click here.) Plus, admission to the Eco-Expo is FREE on Friday from noon to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (For bird lovers, Wild Wings Environmental Education will host a “meet the birds” session with live Colorado raptors on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Eco-Expo area.)
For more information about the film festival, including the overall schedule and how to purchase tickets online, click here. A full pass is $38.79. A single-day pass is $19.89 and single screening tickets are $9.39 each. All prices include service fees.
Note: Updated procedure for obtaining Mint Tour tickets. Sometimes, we forget about the treasures right in our own backyard. If you’ve ever wondered how to make money or have visitors in town, Denver has one of the best experiences right in its back pocket. Established in 1863, the U.S. Mint of Denver produces 50 million coins a day, each one stamped with a little “D.” FREE tours show every step in the process of turning dull, blank metal slugs into shiny pocket change. Guided tours are available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (no tours on Federal Holidays.) They run about 45 minutes. It’s very important that you note the revised procedure for getting tour tickets. [Read more…] about Money-Maker: Free Tours of the U.S. Mint of Denver
Like blockbusters, but on a budget? If so, make Sunday your “movie day.” This “reel deal” is now only available at just one location — Meadows Stadium 12 (9355 Park Meadows Dr. in Littleton.) Every Sunday, the theater offers the chain’s Value Days promo. It’s the only Regal theater in Colorado to do so. (Note: Regal Cinemas just closed its Greenwood Village 12 location, unexpectedly.)
Tickets are just $7 each. However, I especially love the deal because it includes new releases — a rarity in movie discounts. However, there is an upcharge of $3.50 per ticket for 3-D, making those tickets $10.50 each.
A “Value Days” ticket at Meadows Stadium 12 is the lowest possible ticket price the movie chain offers (at least, here in Colorado) and that includes senior, student and military discounts, as well as coupons. It seems to be getting more difficult to find any deals on tickets, especially at Regal Cinemas.