Price: $6 to $20
Matinee showings at your local movie theater are still the best way to experience 3D technology without making a big-purchase commitment. You won't save a lot, but matinee pricing can trim a few bucks off the price of each ticket. In Boston, prices for 3D movies vary between $8 and $13, depending on the movie's screening time. As for the ridiculously absurd prices at the theater's concession stand, you're on your own: Sure, the popcorn is truly 3D, but $11.50 for a large bucket? Ouch!.
A slew of big-name 3D movies will be coming out this summer, including Kung Fu Panda 2, The Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.