How to impress your date while spending $5 or less at the movie

Darlene Mangrum, Reporter

Being a college student and having a dating life at the same time is near impossible. Students are not exactly the richest people on earth and between buying books, supplies, and paying for college they don’t have much money left to live on. Which means, they have even less to spend on dating.

After a long hard week of lectures, reading and homework every student needs and deserves a break from all the stress.

There is no better way to de-stress than to go have some fun with someone you care about or want a chance to get to know.

So, this semester The Renegade Rip is going to offer some great ideas for going on dates that can cost around $5 per person or less in each addition of the paper.

Besides the obvious choices of taking a walk in the park or having a picnic you can always go to the movies. I know what you’re thinking and yes, there is such a thing as going to a movie that does not cost an arm and a leg. You can always take your date to the Dollar Movies at the Starplex Cinemas.

Starplex has movies ranging from $1 to $3.50 per person depending on the days, times, and dimensions of the movie you want to see. On Tuesdays the 2D movies are $1 per person and the 3D movies are $3 per person all day long, the rest of the week 2D movies are $1.50 before 6 p.m. and $2 after 6 p.m., and 3D movies are $3 before 6 p.m. and $3.50 after 6 p.m.

If you get hungry while watching a movie you can always treat yourself to a $1 hot dog or fill your pockets with snacks from the Dollar Store and don’t worry they don’t check your bags so you can always bring bottled water or refreshments.

Starplex Cinemas located at 4200 California Avenue, Bakersfield, California, 93309. For more information call 661-869-0169 or visit

This weekend try to relax, have fun, and enjoy spending time with someone at the movies.