Watching movies at the cinema can sometimes be more expensive than you might plan to spend. Here are some tips and ways to make cinema experience not too heavy on the pocket.
Tip 1: Cheaper Tuesday movies. Movie tickets on Tuesdays are significantly cheaper - usually priced at $11. So if you want to add some pep to the start of your week and enjoy a cheaper movie on Tuesdays.
Tip 2: Movie of the week at Hoyts. Hoyts offers $11 tickets all week for the movie that has been named movie of the week. Keep an eye on the offers for the movies you might be able to purchase a cheaper ticket for. You will need to be a Hoyts rewards member to receive this offer.
Tip 3: Matinee movies. Movies marked as matinee movies have $10 tickets at participating Hoyts outlets for screenings before 5pm. Check out the website to see if the movie you want to watch is on the list.
Tip 4: Hoyts rewards member. Hoyts rewards program offers a free ticket on joining and you can gain points on your card for watching movies and purchasing food and drink at the Hoyts candy bar The offers are very lucrative, so it is worth a join. The points gained here can also be used to purchase food and drink.
Tip 5: Optus rewards. Optus customers can purchase $10 tickets through the Optus rewards program. This offer is available for Event cinema and Village cinemas. Extreme screen and 3D movie attract a small extra charge but it is still discounted. However, the tickets are not valid for shows after 5pm on Saturdays.
Tip 6: Movie vouchers through medical insurance. Many medical insurance providers like BUPA offer their customers cinema vouchers for purchase at cheaper rates. If you are a member, you might want to take advantage of this. Vouchers can be purchased in advance and are valid for 6-12 months. They can be redeemed at participating outlets.
Tip 7: If you love to watch 3D movies, keep your 3D glasses safe after your first purchase. It will save you $1 each time you watch a 3D movie.
With so many different ways to get cheaper tickets, which movie are you watching this week?
The "what's on in Sydney" has vouchers to get 10% off a standard ticket in IMAX. They are in a few shops etc., but there's a tourist info place just around the corner that has them. Handy if you forget to bring one!
Event cinemas blacktown has a drive-in cinema that gives a good deal for families. A car with 1 person is $10 and each extra member in the car pays an additonal $10. It's good for families with young kids
Dumaresq Street Cinema in Campbelltown has $6 tickets normally.
United Cinemas in Narellan or Warriewood have recliner cinemas as well, and on Tuesdays are quite cheap too!
The Ritz in Randwick is $8 on Tuesdays!
Plus if you join Cinebuzz, they offer specials and you can buy 1-20 tickets for $7.50 per ticket for use in Events (greater union). Only have a couple of months to use them though... They just ran a promotion in Jan for $7.50 movie tickets to be used by the end of march.