Seems that the only time of year I go to the movies is over the holidays. Been to three movies in the past two months. Saw Midway and Star Wars with my son and Knives Out with the wife and granddaughter. Cost about $20 total each time because we went during the day and got the matinee pricing. Now.. if you add candy, pop corn and drinks you easily double that.
I'd rather spend $5 - $10 for a afternoon at a gun show. Plenty of entertainment, food and excitement. But there is a chance of dropping a couple hundred $, something not likely to happen at the movies (that's the excitement part ) !