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Monday, 12 September 2011

See films for free

I used to be such an avid reader that about 95% of my free time used to be consumed by books, magazines and newspapers of all sizes and shapes. Therefore, it never occurred to me that films could be a powerful hobby, ones that could keep you entertained for hours and hours together.

Once I entered into a media course at college, the focus just shifted. My main lecturer was a film student himself and so, we got to see gems (and crap) from around the world. That really got me interested in films (but not too much in film-making though). I would say that I now spend about 50% of my leisure time watching movies, predominantly English and Hindi but jump at the opportunity to see any film from another language. As long as it’s entertaining and catches my attention, which I’m sure is the primary motivation for all of us to sit glued in front of the telly/cinema. But more than, what excites me is the chance to see free movies or at least see them on the ‘buy one, get one’ offer.

So I registered myself on the website-Show Film First. Once you register yourself on this website, they send you emails inviting you to come and watch movies for free, even before they are released. Simply click on the link within their email, choose your preferred session and venue, print out your confirmation and that’s it. Tada!! Just get your bf or gf or bff to accompany you to a night at the movies. Your only expense is popcorn and drinks (and that too can be free!! I shall cover that in another post).

As for me, I’m off to Chaddy on Monday evening to see Footloose –ABSOLUTELY FREE. 

Do you have any suggestions or ideas on how to see movies for free? Feel free to share them below in the comments section.