Here is a comprehensive list of sources to help you to save money at the movies! What are your favorite ways to save a few dollars? Maybe I am “living in the past“, but the movie better be really good if I am going to spend $30 or more for a couple of tickets, plus some snacks. Thanks to About.com for your help in finding some of these money saving discounts!
I got my first senior discount at the movies recently! Whoo hoo! Between my husband and I, we saved about $10 – enough for some overpriced snacks!
3 ways to get invited to FREE movie screenings If you don’t mind getting there early, you can see FREE movie screenings before everyone else!
:: Go Early
Cinemark Early Bird – discounts for the first matinee show of the day, every movie, every day.
:: Go on a Weekday
: Buy Ahead of Time
At Fandango, you buy your tickets ahead of time online, read movie reviews, and get discounts. There is a convenience fee. Visa Signature cardholders can get 20% off every $25 in movie ticket purchases.
On Fridays, Visa Cardholders can get 2 for 1 tickets, go here: Get 2 for 1 movie tickets at Fandango when you use your Visa Signature card.
:: Download Movie Theater Apps
:: Bulk Ticket Offers
Cinemark Reel Family Time – Mondays $1 admission per person for parties of 3 or more
:: Go to the Drive In
You can often watch two new-release movies at a drive in for less than the cost of one ticket at a traditional theater.
: AAA Discount
AAA offers discount movie tickets to members. If you are a member of a union or trade organization, check your benefits for access to discounts on movie tickets and more!
- AAA movie ticket discounts
:: Buy Your Tickets in Bulk
Costco - you can purchase discounted movie tickets at Costco and online. There are 3 choices: AMC Gold a 10 pack for $84.99, ($8.49 each), Regal Premier Super Saver, 8 tickets for $84.99($8.49 each) or Cinemark Theaters 10 pack for $79.99.
You can pre-purchase discounted movie tickets to most of the major theater chains at Bulktix. Participating theater chains are AMC, Cinemark, Cobb, Landmark, Bowtie, Pacific Theaters and Regal Entertainment Group. Expect to save about $4 a ticket.
Movie Theaters with Bulk Ticket Purchase Options:
:: Senior Discounts
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Regal Cinemas: 50% off
:: Student Discounts
:: FYI ~ Summer Movie Discounts
Seating is first- come first- served and is limited to the number of seats in the theater.
:: Order an Entertainment Book
Order an Entertainment Book for your city. Then, use it to get movie tickets for as little as $6 each. Eligible theaters include: Regal, United Artists, Edwards, Showcase, Multiplex, Cinema Delux and AMC. The movie ticket discounts alone will cover the cost of the books. There are tons of restaurant and fast food deals too. Before your purchase, preview the book by typing in your zip code.
:: Buy a Discounted Gift Card to AMC Theaters from Raise.com
Raise.com has discounted gift certificates from AMC Theaters, Fandandgo & More!
:: Newest Source for Saving Money at the Movies: My readers get an additional $5 off the already discounted prices!
Have you tried a new source for discounted movie tickets called Dealflicks? This new start-up helps movie theaters to fill empty seats, like a Priceline for movie tickets. The best part for us, there is no convenience fee or electronic fees.
Before you head out to the movies, log in to Dealflicks, or download their free app and see what is available in your area. Many of the movie ticket bundles include popcorn and a drink.
Go here to explore Dealflicks- sign up is free: Save up to 60% on Movie Tickets and Concessions | Dealflicks
Use coupon code MOREWITHLESS to take an additional $5 off!
Movie tickets make great gifts and stocking stuffers! How many times a year do you go to the movies? How much would you keep in your pocket if you saved money on each ticket?