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How to Get Cheap Cinema Tickets

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Published February 11th 2012
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.

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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?
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Where: Hoyts, Event and Village cinemas
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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!
by aaran (score: 0|6) 1563 days ago
Event Cinemas has $8.50 movie tickets on sale now. https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/friendsandfamily

Check it out
by apple (score: 0|6) 2032 days ago
Stack is doing a free screening of Ex Machina.http://stack.net.au/movies/news/stack-and-prom-present-an-exclusive-first-screening-of-exmachina
by world (score: 0|4) 1458 days ago
Hi all - Australian movie voucher provides discounted tickets for IMAX and DENDY cinemas. It's worth checking it out
by Priyanka (score: 2|427) 954 days ago
Secure Parking's CLub secure (free membership) has some great partner offers including $12.5 Hoyts tickets and over 35% off regular prices at Event cinemas. Join club secure to take advantage
by Priyanka (score: 2|427) 1545 days ago
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
by Priyanka (score: 2|427) 1766 days ago
Some great ideas.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5520) 2255 days ago
Thanks for the guide,please update it from time to time.
by far44 (score: 0|4) 2240 days ago
No I don't work for Hoyts. I just like getting a good deal when it comes to movies
by Priyanka (score: 2|427) 2255 days ago
Do you work for Hoyts? Your tips are all very Hoyts focussed
by Jxg.u (score: 0|2) 2287 days ago
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!
by tommo (score: 0|2) 2610 days ago
At Rhodes shopping centre if you become a advantage club member for free you can get movies for $11 on week nights at Reading Cinemas (not including 3D movies).
by Richard Ramnac (score: 2|352) 2620 days ago
The Hornsby Odeon cinema is very cheap and they have specials that you can download as vouchers from their website.
by Cornelia Deller (score: 2|182) 2623 days ago
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.
by lee3 (score: 0|4) 2624 days ago
Also the drive in at blacktown offer 2 movies for the price of one. If your a cinebuzz member it costs $9, last time I went... Anyway. And cinebuzz doesn't cost anything to sign up
by Sarah367 (score: 0|2) 2625 days ago
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