AARP took us to the movies!

Eugene, Oregon
May 26, 2018 3:07pm CST
AARP (Association of Retired Persons) is an organization in the US that everyone over the age of 50 is eligible to join. A one year membership is pretty cheap, and includes some modest benefits like discounts at some hotels and restaurants. They include a pretty good monthly magazine as well. A benefit I did not know about is that they occasionally invite members to a free viewing of a first run movie for free. I registered my email on their site and last week was notified that we could sign up to see a movie at a really nice local theater for free. I figured the place would be swamped, but there were fewer than 100 people who took advantage. The movie was one I wanted to see anyway, Jon Hamm (Mad Men) in "Nostalgia." We really liked the film a lot, but I must warn you that is has some very sad parts. Hamm showed none of his Don Draper character in this role except that two day stubble that he grows in one. It was nice to get something worth more than the dues we pay back from an organization.
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@Courtlynn (64336)
• United States
26 May
My mom just got an AARP thing in the mail yesterday, trying to get her to sign up. Said it's only $16 for the year! But she's not doing it. Glad you saw a movie you wanted to, and enjoyed it!
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
Yes, I guess they do this all over the country, pretty nice.
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@Courtlynn (64336)
• United States
27 May
@JamesHxstatic the AARP? Yes, we even get mail from them for my uncle, who is in early 40s. lol
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
@Courtlynn Yes they are eager.
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@amadeo (63975)
• United States
26 May
that sounds great James.what site did you register on.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
Here is a link @amadeo.
AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.
@amadeo (63975)
• United States
26 May
@JamesHxstatic thank you for the site.Going to check this out
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
@amadeo Good, I am sure you are old enough. I have been for several years.
@Corbin5 (103019)
• United States
26 May
That worked out really well!!! And, a good movie makes the "free" even better.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
Yes, and I like Hamm as an actor a lot.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
27 May
That was a nice outing - and free.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
Yes, and no sales pitch to sit through either.
@minx267 (13792)
• Hartford, Connecticut
28 May
I joined AARP last year.. I'm afraid I haven't taken full advantage yet.. I was not aware of this Movie theater thing.. I did get a bunch of free Donuts from Dunkin Donuts.. but the last time I went they said they discontinued it. :(
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 May
Darn! I like this movie idea a lot.
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@minx267 (13792)
• Hartford, Connecticut
29 May
@JamesHxstatic I looked at my AARP account today. I have a felling participating movie theaters are not in my area.
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 May
@minx267 Ohh that's too bad. Maybe you can send a query by email?
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@LadyDuck (152116)
• Switzerland
27 May
I am glad you have been among those who were chosen to see the movie for free. This is very good.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
Yes, there was room for a lot more people there.
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@LadyDuck (152116)
• Switzerland
27 May
@JamesHxstatic It is a shame we have nothing like this.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
@LadyDuck Yes it is. They have a lot of good information and lobby Congress on behalf of seniors too.
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@porwest (4126)
• United States
26 May
When I get to that age I will opt for a more conservative organization than the AARP has become...off the top of my head I can't think of what it is called. In any event, who can argue free? Well...free kind of. Someone is paying for it. Likely from those dues. :) Glad you had a good time.
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@porwest (4126)
• United States
31 May
@JamesHxstatic Unfortunately AARP is far from apolitical. Either way, I fault no one for using their services. But like I said, I'd prefer a more conservative organization. Still can't remember the name of the darn thing. lol
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• Eugene, Oregon
31 May
@porwest NRA maybe? Way too crazy for me.
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@porwest (4126)
• United States
6 Jun
@JamesHxstatic NRA is an entirely different organization than the AARP. But no, that's not it. Still cannot recall what the other one is. As for my thoughts on the NRA, I support them.
@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
26 May
Well good for you and glad you enjoyed the movie. I avoid sad movies these days. Too many emotions going through me now that the house is actually just about sold and I am really moving everything out. SIGH now to just get to the states in one piece. I do not want to fly but there may be no choice I cannot seem to find another way to go.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
The only advantage is time. Have you decided where you are going to be back here?
@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
27 May
@JamesHxstatic Even though the heartstrings pull me to NYC my hometown I have to be realistic at the moment. My best friend since 7th grade is offering me an apartment in her 3 story house in Daytona Beach, Florida so I will start off being a beachcomber and then we will see.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
@RasmaSandra Now that sounds like a good thing!
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• India
27 May
Wow, that sounds great, I don't think we have any this type of organization here. Glad you enjoyed movie and wishing you a great Sunday
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
Thank you!
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@Shiva49 (12592)
• Singapore
27 May
It is good that most countries treat seniors well. We also have cheaper medicals, movie tickets, train/bus fares and few other perqs - siva
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
Yes, I am glad that these discounts are offered in many places.
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@id_peace (6012)
• Singapore
27 May
That is very nice. I will wished that there are something like that for us
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
Maybe there will be one yet.
@DianneN (76157)
• United States
27 May
That's a very nice perk to offer!
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
Yes, I was surprised that there was no catch.
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@JudyEv (121176)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 May
We joined a caravan club in Ireland which promised we'd get discounts on fees in France but it didn't turn out that way. None of the parks we used had heard of our group. However we did have a nice time with them when we got back to Ireland.
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@momalisa65 (1973)
• United States
26 May
Wow, that’s good to know. We’re always getting mail from AARP but we never joined it yet.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May
They put our a lot of interesting info for seniors.
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@sallypup (26637)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 May
I'm joined up with AARP but haven't noticed any benefits that are good for me- Dennys is a benefit but is not a healthy place to eat. I'm glad you had some fun.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
The movie thing is the best benefit I have seen.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25387)
• United States
27 May
Free is always nice
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@db20747 (7482)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
30 May
That's a good benefit!!! Did U enjoy the he movie!!!!