My Harry Potter Savings

22 07 2011

I have a guilty pleasure. And its kind of weird. I like to get peanut butter m&ms and rice crispy treats out of the vending machine at school. And then decorate my rice crispy treats with peanut butter m&ms. I can’t believe I’m telling the world this. But I have a few m&m wrappers that have contest codes on them. I never win contests, but I decided to enter anyways. The contest was for free movie tickets or movie theater discounts. I won twice! It was $3 off a ticket. Which isn’t much. But that’s how much extra it is to see a movie in 3D. So when we went to see Harry Potter, we paid regular price instead of the 3D price. I’ve decided I’m entering contests more often. Why not?

On top of that we went with these awesome people that found a great deal for movies in the South Hills. At Carmike 10, if you go see any movie between 4:00 and 5:30 PM, it’s only $5. (Plus $3 for 3D.)

There’s also a dollar theater in West Mifflin. They run movies after the regular theaters are done with them. But I don’t go there anymore. One of their employees called me a witch with a capital b one time. I asked her why they didn’t have regular salt, and then she tried to charge me for a huge container of that weird season salt. So I voiced my opinion. But I didn’t cuss. I told her manager, a dirty teenager with his fly down, but he told me he didn’t care. So I don’t go there anymore.

I won’t write anything about the movie for those of you who haven’t seen it yet…naturally if you read the books there are always going to be disappointments, but it was a fun time!





Pittsburgh Movies in the Park

30 06 2011

Every summer a ton of parks in the Pittsburgh area host FREE movie in the park nights.  They’re spread all across the week at a ton of different locations…the city, North Hills, South Hills, East and West.  Just bring a blanket, snacks, and enjoy.   This year the County has a series at their parks featuring Classic Movies.  Wherever they are, they start at about 9PM or dusk.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you know of any that I have missed, please comment and let everyone know!

film

City Parks

Grandview Park
Saturdays

July 2- How to Train Your Dragon
July 9- Justin Bieber Never Say Never
July 16- Despicable Me
July 23- The Karate Kid
July 30-Shrek Forever After
August 6- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
August  13- Disney Nature presents “Oceans”
August 20- Secretariat
August 27- Tangled

Riverview Park (Observatory Hill)
Saturdays

July 2- Rocky IV
July 9- Duck Soup
July 16- Iron Man 2
July 23- Karate Kid
July 30- In the Heat of the Night
August 6- Double Indemnity
August 13- Disney Nature presents “Oceans”
August 20- Jurassic Park
August 27- The Twilight Saga-Eclipse

Schenley Park (Flagstaff Hill)
Sundays and Wednesdays

July 3- How to Train Your Dragon
July 6- The Other Guys
July 10- Justin Bieber Never Say Never
July 13- Iron Man 2
July 17- Despicable Me
July 20- Grown Ups
July 24- The Karate Kid
July 27- Takers
July 31- Shrek Forever After
August 3- Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
August 7- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
August 10- The Green Hornet
August 14- Disney Nature presents “Oceans”
August 17- Jurassic Park
August 21- Secretariat
August 24- The Twilight Saga-Eclipse
August 28- Tangled
August 31- Clash of the Titans

West End Park (Elliot Overlook)
Tuesdays

July 5- Justin Bieber Never Say Never
July 12- Despicable Me
July 19- The Karate Kid
July 26- Shrek Forever After
August 2- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
August 9- Disney Nature presents “Oceans”
August 16- Secretariat
August 23- Tangled
August 30- Tron Legacy

Brookline Memorial Park
Thursdays

July 7-  Justin Bieber Never Say Never
July 14- Despicable Me
July 21- The Karate Kid
July 28- Shrek Forever After
August 4- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
August 11- Disney Nature presents “Oceans”
August 18- Secretariat
August 25- Tangled

Arsenal Park
Fridays

July 1- How to Train Your Dragon
July 8- Justin Bieber Never Say Never
July 15- Despicable Me
July 22- The Karate Kid
July 31- Shrek Forever After
August 5- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
August 12- Disney Nature presents “Oceans”
August 19- Secretariat
August 26- Tangled

retrofilm

North Hills

Pine Township Park
Every Other Wednesday

July 6- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
July 20- Stuart Little
August 3- Despicable Me
August 17- Jurassic Park

*Deer Lakes Park*
Carp Field
Saturday

August 1- Some Like It Hot

*Harrison Hills*
Soccer Field 1
Saturday

August 8- Singing in the Rain

South Hills

*South Park*
Agricultural Hall
Thursday

July 7- Wizard of Oz

*Round Hill*
Visitor’s Center
Thursday

July 28- It Happened One Night

platform

East

Monroeville Community Park
These show at the same time…dusk, but they are also preceded by
a live musical performance starting at 6:30 PM.
Sundays 

July 10- Dreamer
July 24- Akeelah and the Bee
August 7- Enchanted
August 21- The Princess and the Frog

*Boyce Park*
Four Seasons Activity Lodge
Thursday

 July 14- Breakfast at Tiffany’s

West

*Settlers Cabin*
Gilbert Love Shelter
Thursday

July 21- Duck Soup

rolls

*From the County Parks Classic Cinemas Series*