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Quiz: Money-saving Tips for Movie Freaks
by Staff
Think you know how to satisfy your movie bug on a budget? Take the quiz to find out.

According to the National Association of Theater Owners, how much was the average price of a U.S. movie theater ticket in 2010?

  • $7.50
  • $7.89
  • $9.00

Why is the average ticket price $7.89 when theaters in my town are charging $9, $10 or even more for a movie ticket?

  • Head counts, which affect average ticket prices, are often thrown off by people who purchase one ticket but sneak into another theater for an unauthorized double feature.
  • Sites like Groupon and LivingSocial, which sell 50 percent-off theater discounts, are skewing the national average.
  • The average ticket price also includes lower-priced matinees and children's tickets.

Some theaters have actually charged as much as $__________ for tickets to 3D IMAX screening of movies like "Shrek Forever After."

  • $18.99
  • $20.00
  • $25.00

In addition to inflation, which new technology is contributing most to the rise in theater ticket prices?

  • 3D
  • IMAX
  • Poor concession stand sales

With theater ticket prices on the rise, movie buffs are having to get creative in order to satisfy their movie bug without breaking the bank. __________ is one great way to see movies for free.

  • downloading films from the Internet
  • online streaming
  • having a friend pay for a ticket and FaceTime you from his iPhone while he watches it

New York Times writer David Pogue calls online streaming the ____________________ of film.

  • unfortunate destiny
  • death knell
  • glorious future

Several unlikely companies have dipped a toe into the business of online streaming. One was ___________, which paired with Alphaline Entertainment to release streaming content in 2010.

  • Apple Inc.
  • Sears/Kmart (Sears Holdings Corp.)
  • MoviesRUs

Online streaming pioneer Zediva Inc. thought it had discovered an incredible loophole in copyright laws by purchasing standard DVDs, playing them one at a time, jukebox-style, on hundreds of DVD players and creating software that enabled end-users to ___________________.

  • control the DVD players remotely, like they would control their personal, in-home DVD player
  • copy the DVD content for their own permanent personal use
  • FaceTime remotely with up to five friends for a virtual movie-party experience.

Until recently, subscription to this popular DVD mail-order service also gave subscribers access to unlimited online streaming.

  • Redbox
  • Netflix
  • Blockbuster

This brick-and-mortar video store declared bankruptcy but has undergone something of a resurrection since launching it's streaming service and being acquired by Dish Network.

  • Movies-2-Go
  • MovieZone
  • BlockBuster

What are three of the most popular sites for streaming movies and TV shows?

  • Netflix, Hulu and Blockbuster
  • Redbox, Netflix and iTunes

In addition to sites like Netflix and Blockbuster, which stream and/or home deliver popular movies, back-catalog hits and television shows, there are also sites like Anime Takeout, which cater to _______________________.

  • Asian clients
  • niche markets
  • movie buffs who are also interested in recycling

Movie buffs cite ________________ as one major drawback to streaming movies online.

  • poor picture quality
  • cost
  • the lack of a real theater experience

What's one major advantage DVDs have over online streams?

  • Because of their often remarkable package design, DVDs can be considered collectibles.
  • DVDs are free of the viruses and malware that sometimes plague online streaming content.
  • DVDs often contain bonus materials and features that online streamers can't access.

Which DVD rental company was, until recently, known for its $1 rentals?

  • Netflix
  • Redbox
  • the public library

Why pay to rent or stream movies when you can get them for free at _________________?

  • the end of a neighborhood yard sale, when most of the good stuff is gone and the owner is willing to give stuff away to anyone who will take it
  • Illegal movie download sites
  • the public library

What kind of service offers another novel way to get movies for free?

  • DVD swap and exchange sites
  • eBay Inc.
  • churches

What are three places where you can list DVDs to swap?

  • TitleTrader.com, used bookstores and library swap events
  • Swap.com, TitleTrader.com and Blockbuster Exchange
  • TitleTrader.com, Swap.com and SwapAce.com

Besides online streaming, DVD rental and DVD swap services, what are two more great ways to see movies inexpensively?

  • check out drive-ins and second-run theaters
  • check out art cinemas and neighborhood block parties
  • check out public VHS viewings and second-run theaters

One final great way to save money and still see a film on the big screen is to ________________.

  • drive to a hill overlooking your local drive-in and recite the dialogue to your date as the action unfolds
  • attend free outdoor summer film events
  • attend a college where film students sometimes showcase their work at free student festivals