Web Spy: GoFobo

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Going to the movies has always been a favorite pastime of mine.  It was the first thing my parents ever let me do with my friends without them, and from then on it’s been my go-to choice of activity for all those nights when no one can decide what to do.

However, the rising cost of  tickets in past few years has turned what used to be a typical Friday night activity into more of a special-occasion-only event.  Movie tickets can cost up to about $15 these days, which is way more than most college students can afford to shell out on a weekly basis (and many of the theaters near me don’t even offer student discounts anymore–seriously, what’s up with that?).

Just when I was getting used to the idea of rarely going out to the movies (except for Harry Potter, of course), I heard about Gofobo.

Gofobo gives its members exclusive access to free advance movie screenings, special events, and sweepstakes.  It’s also an online community in which members can read news about movies and actors, join groups, and interact with other people who share their love of movies!

The first thing to do is register (it’s free!), then enter your zip code to search for upcoming screenings in your area.  Once you find one, all you have to do is sign up and print out your passes–then just show up to the theater on the day of the screening!

If there aren’t any screenings near you or they’re all out of passes, don’t worry.  Gofobo will send you an e-mail every time a new screening is happening in your area.  Sign up for a screening as soon as you get an e-mail to make sure you don’t miss out!

One word of caution: Gofobo gives out more free passes than there are seats available to make sure the theater is full–so just make sure you get there early to make sure you get in.

Now that you know everything there is to know about Gofobo, sign up and get ready to start seeing some free movies!  Make sure you tell all your friends — they’ll be grateful (and so will your wallet)!

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