Watch A Flick For Less!
September the 2nd is 2023’s National Cinema Day!
For one day only, the following cinema chains offer tickets for just £3, so you can enjoy the latest movie release for less!
Many independent cinemas are also taking part in the scheme.
Most cinemas offer all seats and all performances at just £3, but it's worth double checking with your local cinema in case they have any exceptions to the reduced-price tickets. The offer will include 2D, 3D, IMAX, and 4DX showings.
I would suggest buying at the ticket office in the cinema, rather than online, to ensure you aren't hit with a booking fee, which is often around 90p to £1, however, bear in mind that there is expected to be a significant demand for the offer, and so you might find your choice of film fully booked if you don't book in advance!
It's a great deal for the consumers, saving on average £2 on a standard price ticket (depending on where you are based, the average price of a ticket in 2021 was £7.21), as well as a helpful boost for cinemas, which are struggling with lower than expected audience numbers, since re-opening after covid, mainly due to the increased use of streaming services, and the decreased amount of time between a movie moving from the big screen, to be able to be watched at home by renting/buying the movie online or from their TV provider.
You can get an even better deal if you can grab cashback on your cinema ticket purchase! Jam Doughnut offer 6% cashback on a Cineworld gift card, and if you have a Chase Bank account that you use as your primary bank account, you can get 1% cashback if you use your Chase card to pay for your tickets.
I'm not helping the cinemas by saying that with my frugal theme, I would suggest buying your snacks elsewhere or making your own to save the somewhat over-inflated cost of cinema-purchased concessions, as this is where the cinemas make most of their profits. The cinema, on average, gets about 20% of the ticket price, with the remainder going to the movie studio, and so about 60p per ticket on this £3 ticket deal; the cinemas make their big money from your snacks and membership schemes.
That said, Cineworld is offering a deal on a regular drink and regular popcorn for £4 or an upgrade to large for £1 extra, which isn’t a terrible deal.
Films being shown on the day vary by cinema, but movies being advertised as being shown at the time include:
The Equaliser 3, Blue Beetle, Meg 2, Gran Turismo, Haunted Mansion, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutant Mayhem, Oppenheimer, Barbie & Strays; something more or less for everyone.