For a little more than the cost of admission at a local theater you can buy a blockbuster movie at a budget price. Whether your embrace fabulously shallow and stylish flicks like Sex in the City 2 or prefer to dive into deeper themes with Eat, Pray Love, a movie night in the comfort of your own home offers the perfect cheap entertainment.
To buy movies for less money, avoid stores like Walmart and Target which sell hot titles at higher prices than you find elsewhere. If you have the patience, you can wait for your local Blockbuster store to sell used copies of your coveted movie for less than a new one would cost. Ebay is also a super source for buying movies at below retail prices. Amazon.com is another budget friendly option, since independent sellers often sell DVDs for less than the Amazon retail price. I have shopped at used DVD/CD stores and found them surprisingly expensive, so I skip them altogether.
Typical munchies for movie nights are pretty cheap to begin with. Popcorn, candy and anything else with enough sugar and fat to tantalize the taste buds should please your audience. To make things even cheaper, you can encourage guests to bring plenty of their own favorite snack or beverage to share. This saves money and eliminates the need to stock 101 different sodas so the person who wants the diet/sugar free/caffeine free/cherry/limeade/Coke won't die of thirst because you don't have her favorite beverage and she refuses to drink anything else.