Is it normal to buy a ticket for the girl you are going to the movies with?

Social etiquette is, if you ask a girl out you pay the bill! If you know the girl quite well and are just friends or even if you really like her there is a thing called 'Going Dutch' which means she pays for her way and you pay for yours. 'Going Dutch' should only be used when you are very low on cash. When I was going with my second husband he was out on strike and without asking I would give him money to put in his wallet if we were going out with friends. I like to leave men with a little dignity. He paid me back once the strike was over.