How To Get Cheap Movie Tickets AND Free!
Cheap movie tickets are easy to obtain, IF you know where to find them. And, if you are a movie addict like me, it makes good sense. Okay, I admit it.
I’m a movie junkie. I just LOVE to go to the movies. If I could see 2-3 in one day, I would—if no one saw me, of course! But, in New York City, at $12 - $14 a pop, the prices have me reeling (get the pun?)!!! Throw in popcorn and a soda, and the prices are just plain ridiculous!
But, don’t despair, I’ve done the work for you. Chances are very strong that you are carrying a card in your wallet that entitles you to fantastic discounts. You'll probably surprise yourself! But, there are MANY ways to get cheap movie tickets and, even free movie tickets! Yup, it’s true. Here’s the scoop!
BUY CHEAP MOVIE TICKETS FROM:
AMC theaters (www.amctheatres.com) offer $7, $8 and $9 discount tickets to any movie before noon, weekends included. The variance in price depends on what theater you go to. For instance, the Harlem AMC charges $7, Kips Bay charges $8, and others charge $9. So, consider the specific theater before going to the movies! Don't forget to join the Stubs Club (www.amcstubs.com) which rewards you for frequent visits! Present your AMC Stubs card for every purchase (tickets and concession stands) and you'll get $10 Stubs Rewards for every $100 you spend, popcorn and fountain drinks upgraded to the next size for free anytime, free online ticketing on movietickets.com and fandango.com. Although there is a $12 annual fee (we got ours for $6 during a 'special'), you'll easily get your money back in a visit! This is a great way to enhance your opportunities for cheap movie tickets We use this all the time and we are now up for a free ticket.
Automobile Association of America
If you are a member of AAA you can save up to 40% off regular box-office prices at participating theaters such as Cleaview Cinemas, AMC theatres, and Regal Entertainment. Purchase tickets online or at one of their branch offices. The only drawback is that these tickets cannot be used for the first two weeks of a first-run movie.
AFL-CIO Members:Union Plus Movie Ticket Discounts
AFL-CIO members can take their family and friends to the movies by using the Union Plus Entertainment Discounts from Working Advantage. Save up to 40% and avoid standing in long lines at the movies by ordering your tickets online. Choose from many local movie theaters throughout the United States including AMC, Regal, and Clearview Cinemas.
Bow Tie Cinemas
Enjoy Super Tuesdays when all regular movies are just $6 and large tubs of popcorn are just $5. Log on to bowtiecinemas.com for details.
Buy tickets in groups of 4 at bulktix.com and save about $5.00 per ticket. With discounts, admission ticket prices range from $8.49 -$9.15, depending on the theater. Tickets are good for AMC, Bow Tie Cinemas, Cinemark, Regal, Landmark, and Pacific Theaters AND at all performances including opening night.
Buy AMC, Regal, and Cinemark tickets in bulk at costco.com and save money! Click the link above for details.
Discount Movie Passes
Save 16% when you purchase electronic or physical gifts cards to use at AMC Theaters at discountmoviepasses.com.
The quickest way to score cheap movies tickets is to attend before 5:00 PM. Most theaters sell discounted tickets for all afternoon shows and the first show on Saturdays.
If you purchase the New York City version of the Entertainment book, you’ll receive dozens of movie coupons for popular movie theaters.
The Kew Gardens Cinema
81-05 Lefferts Boulevard, in Kew Gardens, Queens
The Kew Gardens Cinema offers $8.50 tickets to ANY movie on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the exception of holidays and special engagements. And, all seats are $8.50 from Monday through Friday until 5:00 pm, and on the first show on Saturday and Sunday up until 2:00 pm. Considering the price of today's movie tickets, this is a great deal!
Schools, Businesses, Hospitals and Organizations
Many schools, businesses, hospitals, and organizations have central locations where you can buy discounted tickets. Check around and you'll surprise yourself!
JOIN FREE CLUBS TO GET CHEAP MOVIE TICKETS
Another path to cheap movie tickets. Join any of the following clubs and get rewarded each time you buy tickets. There is absolutely no reason not to join—-membership is free—and you’ll be rewarded with free tickets, free concession treats, and more.
AMC LOEWS MOVIE WATCHER CLUB
: AMC Loews and AMC Cineplex Theatres
Join Stubs Club (amcstubs.com) which rewards you for frequent visits! Present your AMC Stubs card at every purchase (tickets and concession stands) and you get $10 Stubs Rewards for every $100 you spend, popcorn and fountain drinks upgraded to the next size for free anytime, free online ticketing on movietickets.com and fandango.com. Although there is a $12 annual fee (we got ours for $6 during a 'special'), you'll easily get your money back in a visit!
: Bow Tie Cinemas
Earn 1 point for every dollar spent on movie tickets or concession items! Redeem points for free admission tickets, popcorn, and sodas. Receive 15 bonus points for a ticket purchased on any Thursday! Enjoy super Tuesdays when admission is just $6 tickets for all regular movies – all day and $5 for large tubs of popcorn. Discounts on Movies & Mimosas® and Insomnia Theater® tickets! Log on to bowtiecinemas.com to register and for details.
REGAL CROWN CLUB
: Regal Cinemas, United Artist Theaters, and Edwards Theaters.
Use your Regal Crown Club card each time you purchase tickets and earn rewards redeemable for free movies, popcorn, soft drinks and more! Log on to regmovies.com to register.
MOVIE TICKETS.COM: RED CARPET REWARDS CLUB
Use your Red Carpet Rewards Club every time you purchase tickets via movietickets.com. You can use your earned points to bid for auction items that include movie ticket packages, trips, and memorabilia. Log on to movietickets.com to register.
FANDANGO FAN MAIL
Join for free and receive exclusive offers including $1 movie coupons and updates on movies and entertainment. Log on to fandango.com for details.
VISA SIGNATURE CARDHOLDERS: REAP THE REWARDS!
Visa Signature cardholders get access to exclusive movie ticket offers. Currently, buy one ticket and Visa Signature picks up the other ticket for you. Offers change frequently. Yup, yet more cheap movie tickets! Log on to www.fandango.com/visasignature to access the available offers in your area.
FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS
The ultimate in cheap movie tickets: attend a movie screening for FREE! Be the first to see a new flick, for free, at a movie screening!
Gofobo is an exciting online place to get hooked up with movie screenings and premiers. Log on to Gofobo.com for details.
Sign up for the e-mail movie screening alerts at www.volition.com/movietix!
Wild About Movies
Wild About Movies is a website that provides free screenings of films, usually as part of a test screening or publicity plan. It has a huge selection of movies available at theaters in most major cities. Subscribe for free at wildaboutmovies.com.
Campus Circle is geared to the college students. Many of the screenings are in California but they do extend into NYC and Chicago. Registration is free! Log on to their site frequently at campuscircle.com to check offerings.
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