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Published July 10th 2016
Every deal for seniors in this handy guide
Seniors finally have time to go out and see a movie. It makes a great outing both in rainy cold winter and in summer when it is too hot to be outside. With this seniors movie guide you could make a regular outing with your friends at a cinema near you, or go and explore somewhere different for a change. With these deals you will need your free non- means tested seniors card you can apply for when you reach 60 years.

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Get your friends together and enjoy a regular movie outing. Thanks for the smiles ladies. Image by Out and About.

Location- 11 Murray St Gawler on the eastern end.

The 'Silver Screenings' have been running for six years, but you wouldn't know it as it is nowhere on their website. They tell me the website is being updated soon to include information on silver screenings. It is only with the flyer I picked up at the cinema I can tell you about them. Proceedings start at 10am with a cuppa and biscuits with a few jokes from the owner, then the movie. A small lunch is served while still seated after the movie so you can chat to your friends. They ask for bookings, which I emailed through but when I got there it had not read. This business needs to realise without updates and online information you are behind the times. The same movie, which is a little older than new release, screens for two weeks on weekdays, but not school holidays. The silver screenings deal is $14 which makes it around the highest in Adelaide. Yet the seniors price with seniors card, for any movie on weekdays before 5pm is $9.50 which sounds a better option.

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Gawler Cinema, Image by Out and About.

Location- Morphett St Adelaide near Morphett St bridge, behind Rockford Hotel.

The 'Seniors on Screen' movie club is for all movie lovers over 50, and it sure is a happening vibe in downtown Adelaide. This gathering of movie goers used to be only on Fridays but has proved so popular with sold out sessions, they have now extended it to another day. Seniors movies are now every Tuesday and Friday at 10.45am. The films are a varied selection, with some current releases, some classics and foreign. Many of the films screened are about the older generation or ones that seniors can relate to. Some special days are thrown in with a guest speaker or an event lunch nearby. The program runs in 3 semesters with a mid-year and end of year break.

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Seniors gathering at the not for profit Mercury Cinema, that does special movie events for Seniors. Image by Out and About.

Come earlier, meet your mates and chat with the included cuppa and biscuit. You need to get your tickets by 10.30 as this cinema full of oldies is often sold out. This must be the cheapest movie deal in town at $7.

As an extra bonus there is now a Sunday session at 4pm for the same price for over 50s, however to encourage others to attend, if you bring someone over 50 you can buy an ordinary ticket for $10. This is a great idea for taking your parents or Grandma out on a Sunday.

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You can see the whole program of movies on this handy fold out poster available at the Mercury Cinema. Image by Out and About.

I find the program on the website is not so user friendly as you have to click on each film image and title to find out when it will screen, rather than choosing by the date. The website will only list at a glance all films programmed for the current week. Best to get hold of one of their program booklets and choose when you want to go from there. All the movies and dates are already selected and listed in the paper program, so then contact your mates and set the date. The Mercury will post you a brochure if you email them at,

Location- Cinema complex is between shopping centre and railway station.

This is held every fortnight, only at Hoyts Salisbury. Check the weekly schedule online to know what is coming next. With your ticket they throw in morning cuppa and biscuit from 10am. The film starts at 10.30. After the movie you can chat about the film with your friends over a subway salad roll which is included with your ticket. If you are not a member of the seniors club the cost is $11, and if you are popular and have a group of 10 mates the cost is only $9.50. Bookings are appreciated due to catering needs.

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Hoyts Salisbury has many cinemas but seniors I spoke too say the seats can give you a sore neck. Image by Out and About.

Location- Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre
At this cinema they offer Social Screenings on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10.30 am. See website for more details.

Location- 65 Sempaphore Rd

No special screenings for oldies but at only $9 for any session who cares? This has got to be the cheapest regular movie deal in Adelaide. The day time movies from 10am are quiet and not busy, so an ideal time to go. This cinema is located closer to the railway line than the beach end. If coming from Adelaide City take the Outer Harbour line and alight at Glanville Station. This is a better option as it can be difficult trying to find a park at Semaphore.

Location- Elizabeth Shopping Mall Arndale next to Mall and West Lakes.

All cinemas in the Reading chain in Adelaide have recently lowered their admission price to $10 for all tickets and anytime, making this a popular choice. Get your ticket early before you go into the food hall next door to get a snack, or have a budget lunch after.

Location- 1 Commercial Road Brighton.

This art deco theatre in suburban Brighton always shows a double feature with an intermission just like the good old days. Sessions are limited but the price of $10 a session for all admissions is a bargain. But I doubt whether too many seniors could sit in the one spot for that long, even with intermission. Maybe take a cushion. You can see the billing for two weeks in advance on the website.

Location- Marion Shopping Centre.

With a thorough search of their website you will finally find a deal for seniors. But I have found it for you. All Event Cinemas offer the same deal Australia wide, but you must join online to become a 'cinebuzz for seniors' member for this low price. The tickets are $8.50 for any standard movie at any time once you have signed up. See many movies and you can earn reward points. The bonus and membership criteria is a little confusing to me, so see if you can understand it.

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The Nova sign is in tiny writing. Nova Cinema is on Rundle Street- get there early to find them as locating where your movie is screening can take a little time. Image by Out and About,

Location- Nova is on Rundle Street in the city and Palace down the lane way opposite and to the right. If you are confused just buy your ticket at any cinema and they will tell you where your film is screening, but allow time for running across the road.

A good deal here and it is a simple one. $7.50 for any movie on any week day before noon for senior card holders. Not valid on public holidays, for 3D or special events such as film festivals. This price is valid until December 2017. There are other deals for seniors over 60 if you join the Golden Movie Club.

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Image by Out and About.

Locations- at Piccadilly North Adelaide, Noarlunga, Mitcham and Mt. Barker.
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The deal at Wallis Cinemas is great if you have a seniors card and your friend doesn't. Every Wednesday you can enjoy seniors day for $11 for any session prior to 12.30pm, and your friend can also grab a ticket for the same price. A morning cuppa is included, and at Mitcham and Mt Barker, an optional lunch is available for only $10 extra. With that deal it's enough incentive to start dating someone older who has a seniors card or make some new older friends. This special day does not apply during school holidays.
And did you know anyone get in for any session at Piccadilly for $12 if you show your RAA membership card?

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Meeting up with mates is fun for Seniors movie deals. Image by Out and About

The details in this article are correct as of July 2016. Please see cinema websites for any updates to price increases etc. Programs are generally released every Thursday for the week ahead.
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Thanks, it's a great deal for retired people.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11307) 1893 days ago
No need to take a cushion ! to the Windsor as the seats are broad,soft and comfortable. Air conditioned, charming and unique in its atmosphere and friendliness. I go regularly and although you would seem to think that at 63 i must be decrepit ha ha i have always enjoyed my visits there. Their coffee is excellent too, and only $1.20, how's that hey !
by bree (score: 1|43) 1891 days ago
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