"You're kidding" he said and opened the door on a sea of uplifted faces staring at the screen.
He then closed the door after me leaving me to my own devices. He could have at least found me a seat.
It was pitch dark and I edged my way to the back where I stood like a goof as visibility was limited and there didn't seem to be one single seat available.
Someone finally took pity on me. He got up out of his seat grabbed me by the arm and lead me a spare seat in the back row for which I will be forever grateful.
So obviously the news is out. Nova's discount day is the cheapest in town.
As mentioned tickets are only $7 for sessions before 4pm but they are also only $9 for sessions after 4pm and 3D tickets are $13 all day. Please note these discounts do not apply on public holidays.
(For which cinemas have cheap tickets on other days click here.)
This compares favourably with Waverley Cinema in the suburbs that generally have $8 tickets all the time although they do go as low as $6 as well for some movies. Click here.
You can just rock up, but I would get there a bit earlier than you might normally so although you do have the option to book online through the Cinema Nova website.
I think having to pay $1 extra (per ticket!) to book online seems a bit much when you are saving the cinema money in staff costs at the box office.
Discount Monday online sales are available on the Saturday afternoon prior to that Monday. There is however a $1 booking fee.
Also worth checking out for really cheap movie tickets are Ticketbounty and On the House where you can sometimes even get free tickets although again weigh up the booking fee. A favourite of mine is Showfilms first as once or twice a year they offer free pre-release films and these are top notch. Click here.