As a mom, I'm always looking for a fun, cheap, safe place to take my kids in the summer. Gulf Pointe was a regular stop each Tues. this summer for this reason. They had free movies every Tues and all get in free. It was great. All I had to spend was the $5 for a "kids pack" that had a soda, small popcorn and m and m's for my daughter. No you don't HAVE to buy this to get in to the movie, but it made my daughter feel grown up.