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Celebrating National Cinema Day With $3 Tickets

By Rachel Wolk | September 18, 2022

Saturday, Sept. 3 is National Cinema Day. On more than 30,000 screens at 3,000 movie theaters across the United States, tickets sold for only $3 a movie as a thank you to the moviegoers who helped keep their local theaters in business throughout the summer.

Being a college student, especially in your first year, can be very overwhelming. We all find ourselves wanting to spend money every day. Whether it’s the newest University at Albany swag, textbooks at AcaDamien's, buying food from the Campus Center, or just shopping at Crossgates, college students tend to spend all their money until it’s gone. This $3 ticket was an opportunity for students to spend money wisely and have fun doing it.

This past weekend, my friends and I watched “Minions: The Rise of Gru” for only $3 a person. Once we arrived, seats were nearly filled and lines for concessions were extensive. It was no surprise to us, though. We expected there to be crowds of people waiting to snag this deal.

Abby Horn and Sophie Coker, Political Science majors, provided me with their opinions on this nationwide event.

“It was really good because I got to spend money while trying to save money in college,” Horn said.

“It was a good experience to go out with my friends and also a great way to not spend a lot of money on something that could be a little expensive,” said Coker.


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