Spring Break Idea: Discount Movie Theaters

Movie Time!

Movie Time!

It’s Spring Break! We’re enjoying the weather and the free time but I have to admit I’ve already heard the cries of what are we doing today? I’m bored!!! One of the things I can always count on to break our “boredom” is to head to the movies.  The movies are usually a good idea but tickets  can add up quickly. A night at the movies has become painfully expensive. With prices hovering over $10 a person, it can really put a dent in your pocketbook. Thankfully we have several dollar/bargain theaters in the Southern California area. There are local dollar theaters in the Inland Empire, LA , Orange and Ventura Counties. I searched and searched and couldn’t find anything for the San Diego area. If you know of one in the area , please email me so I can add it to the list.

We love visiting bargain theaters because they’re inexpensive and if the kids became bored and we need to leave, we are only out a couple of bucks. Family films are particularly popular at these type of theaters, so it’s usually easy to find something for everyone. We’ve had a great experience and I’m sure your family will too!!

Los Angeles County
Academy Cinema – Pasadena – $2 before 6pm, $3 after
Cinemark Movies – Lancaster- $2 before 6pm, $2.40 after, $1.50 all day Wed
Starplex Cinema – La Mirada -$2 before 6pm, $ 3 after

Orange County

Cinema City – Anaheim Hills- First run movies- $5 all day Monday and  Tue, $5 before noon, $7 before 6
Charter Center Theatre – Huntington Beach – $ 3 all day, everyday
Starplex Cinema – Irvine$2 Matinee before 6pm, $3 General Admission after 6pm and 3D films are $4 all day
PictureShow@Mainplace Mall – Santa Ana – $2 before 6, $3 after

Inland Empire
Regency Towngate 8 – Moreno Valley – $ 2.50 before 6, $ 3.50 after
Temeku Discount Theaters – Temecula – $3.75 before 6, $ 4.50 after
Cinemark Cathedral City – Cathedral City – $2  before 6, $3 after

Ventura County
Regency Buenaventura – Ventura- $3.50 all day

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Spring Fling : Easy No Bake Cheesecake #SweetSwaps

Easy No Bake Low Carb Cheesecake

Easy No Bake Low Carb Cheesecake


Disclosure : This post is part of the SPLENDA® Brand Sweet Life blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.


Spring is here! We’re in the middle of a two week long Spring Break and loving every minute of it. It’s a time to enjoy the outdoors, make memories and yes even get our home organized.

I have to admit that this year I’ve been a little worried about Spring Break because I’ve made some huge changes in my life. Back in December, I committed to losing weight and getting healthier. It’s been 3 months and I’m happy to report that I’m down 45lbs and 54 inches! I still can’t believe it. The thing is I really haven’t made drastic changes. I’ve just swapped some of my favorite things for healthier alternatives. I definitely look at sugar content, eat plenty of fruits/vegetables, and try to commit to eating the best I can.

I have a routine and I’ve been a little nervous about breaking that routine. I decided that I needed to arm myself with little indulgences that wouldn’t make me feel guilty. That’s why I decided to swap sugar with Splenda in recipes.I’ve made a choice to reduce full sugar and calories in my recipe with SPLENDA® .  I wanted to share my absolute favorite treat. If I’m really craving something sweet, this is my go to recipe. I used the Splenda Sugar Blend because that’s the sweetener I prefer, but it works great with regular Splenda.

So easy to make!

So easy to make!


Easy Peasy Cheesecake


  • 2 – 8oz packets of cream cheese
  • 2 Greek yogurts (plain or strawberry-I used a strawberry one)
  • 1/4 cup Splenda
  • 9 in graham cracker crust
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries for topping
Just combine ingredients in a bowl or mixer

Just combine ingredients in a bowl or mixer

  1. In a large bowl or mixer whip cream cheese, splenda, and yogurt.
  2. Blend until fluffy. I set my mixer to two minutes on medium speed.
  3. Spoon mixture into pie crust.
  4. Add sliced strawberries as topping.
  5. Chill for a few hours until firm
  6. Enjoy!!

To check out delicious recipes or to learn more about swapping sugar with Splenda head on over here.


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