Movie lovers’ discounts

Sometimes I can’t believe how expensive going to the movies has become. If you’re a regular theater-goer, these deals might ease your monthly spending.

Movie tickets

  • Take advantage of Goldstar’s 4-pack of AMC Gold Experience movie tickets for $30. With the $4.75 fee, you’re paying about $8.69 a ticket, a savings of about $13.25, depending on which theater you frequent. Plus, the tickets are valid for any movie on any night, so you’ve also eliminated the chances of waiting in line or missing a sold-out show.
  • You can also purchase a 4-pack of AMC Silver Experience movie tickets from BuyWithMe today for $27 ($6.75 a ticket). The difference is, you’ll have to wait two weeks after a movie debuts to use these. Update: This deal has expired.

Concessions: Through Sept. 8, get 50 percent off a large popcorn and large fountain drink combo at AMC Theatres. This offer is good at AMC concession stands all across the United States. Print the special offer coupon available here (you can’t get the deal without the coupon) and present it at the concession stand.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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17 comments Add your comment

PM

August 30th, 2011
5:34 pm

Still too pricey. For a REAL movie bargain, hit up the Cinemark 10 in Fayetteville where tickets are about two bucks. Less for matinees.

Ok, sure, they are not first-run movies but given how most movies stink anyway, being out two bucks is a lot better than being out $10 or more. And if you take a spouse a couple kids, it’s still only about the price of ONE ticket anywhere else.

Trust me, Green Hornet is infinitely better for $2 than 8 or 10. Sucker Punch for $2 was really really pushing it, but still better than full price.

Back in the day, we used to have actual $1 movies. Before Redbox made you take it home, you could actually go out and enjoy a movie in a real theater for a buck and maybe even get popcorn or dinner and make an evening of it for not a lot of money.

Bone

August 30th, 2011
7:43 pm

For the rest of us that would need to drive 65-100 miles to get to Fayetteville, the deal above is pretty good.

Nate

August 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

Nah, just go to Starlight Drive-In. Two movies for $7. That’s the best deal in town.

scooby-doo

August 31st, 2011
9:20 am

@PM – The good old days are gone unfortunately. I love Cinemark in Fayetteville also. It reminds me of the “good old days” because the theater still has a lot of character with it’s nostalgic style of decor and the way the aisles sweep down to the stage. Not like the new theaters that have a steep mountain of steps to climb.

And Nate – You are right about Starlight Drive-In. Excellent place to go for families. It’s very safe and fun. We love getting to the Starlight a couple of hours before the gate opens and set up our grill and cook some hamburgers and relax before the double feature begins. .

TOO LATE

September 1st, 2011
12:10 am

Costco Wholesale had online the AMC 10 pack for 62.99 and 2 tickets for 11.99.

Praveen

September 1st, 2011
5:06 am

The best deal I had in Atlanta was when the AMC 6 plex at Tower Place got converted to dollar theaters for a couple of years before AMC bought it back and converted it to the Buckhead Backlot dine-in cinemas. This was in the mid 90s.

Movies were anywhere from 50 cents to a dollar. And the theater quality was acceptableon par with an average first run multiplex quality. Definitely not as good as Phipps was back in the 90s, but it was definitely better quality than the awful UA cinemas in Lenox which were first run.

Remember when matinees were actually much cheaper than evening shows at multiplexes? Those days seem over. Oh, if you want discounted tickets, you can always pool together with your colleagues and hve your office or any kind of private company , no matter how small it is, order cheap tickets from AMC and Regal online.

CJ

September 1st, 2011
9:27 am

Hmmmmm…… Thanks AMC, but I think i’ll stick with Red Box, which is located outside of my local CVS store.

Instead of russsssssssshing to the movie theater, circling the lot for 12 mins. hoping i can find a parking space, waiting in line while the couple in front of us decide which showing they’d like to see (the 10:30 or 10:45 show) and sitting through 22 minutes of previews – I can watch movies on my schedule and enjoy great snacks such as fresh fruit trays and an assortment of cheeses all freshly prepared in my kitchen.

Kay

September 1st, 2011
10:03 am

Jodi

September 1st, 2011
10:32 am

I’m with CJ….Redbox for $1

sharon

September 1st, 2011
11:07 am

I’ve been to Cinemark 10 in Fayetteville twice. I didn’t enjoy the experience because it was a little dirty and the seats are very worn. I kept thinking something (a rat/bugs) was going to crawl on me any minute. One way I save money at the movie theater is to carry my own soda and candy. You may rip me off on the tickets and popcorn, but nothing else.

Blondie

September 1st, 2011
1:10 pm

If you live in the Acworth/Kennesaw Area… the NCG Acworth theater is the best deal in town $6 tuesdays, $6 matinees, $6 on the weekend before noon, $7 students everyday, and the concessions are unlimited refills (Yes! Even on Smalls). Plus, their movie perk program straight up earns you a free ticket every time you reach 500 points (which is like 10 tickets per card). I won’t even go into how awesome the HD projectors are and the cushy rocking chair seats. No, I don’t work for the theater -I’m just a huge fan. I waved adios to Regal and AMC because NCG is just so much more bang for my buck.

Ms Kitty

September 1st, 2011
4:54 pm

Out here in the Marietta area you can to do the movied for as little as $.75 on Tuesdays and like a $1.50 every other day at the Picture Show Theater off of Johnson’s Ferry Rd behind the Cirlce K. The movies there are pretty up to date.

Amia

September 2nd, 2011
9:04 am

Wait a few months for the movie to hit Blockbuster Express or Redbox. Curl up on the sofa and enjoy alone or with that special someone. Cheap and enjoyable. I love theaters but that’s alot to spend for something that may or may not be good.

MBD

September 2nd, 2011
9:32 am

Sure you can get all kinds of deals through your cable TV, Netflix, etc. But as far as the movie cost, over last 10 years it has gone up by more than 2 times. Am I making more 2times more than 10 years ago? No, no. Say good bye to the middle class!

scooby-doo

September 2nd, 2011
10:28 am

You guys with your Red Box comments probably do restaurant reviews also by saying grilling steaks at your house is better. PLEASE!! Leave some comments that are pertinent to the topic! This one is about movie theaters! Get it?

BTW- @ Sharon – The Cinemark 10 in Fayetteville just recently replaced their seats with brand new ones that are very comfortable. Go check them out again! And just step on the bugs!

I personally like the IMAX theaters for blockbuster type movies even if it is a couple bucks more.You can also upgrade to the IMAX screen combined with the AMC Gold/Silver tickets. And it’s so much better than any crappy TV in your living room while eating off your wimpy fruit tray. I eat popcorn and drink sodas when I watch a good flick. That’s the way to do it, baby!!!

Alex

September 2nd, 2011
11:28 am

The reality of the situation is movie ticket prices have stayed in line with the current rate of inflation. It may stink, because we remember how cheap prices used to be, but for actually getting time out of the house, you’re not really going to find a cheaper form of entertainment. Oh, and we can always skip the concession stand.

Fred

September 5th, 2011
10:54 am

I haven’t set foot in another cinema since The Movie Tavern opened up at Northlake. EVERY show before 6:00PM is a “matinee.” And “regular” tickets are only $8.00. SInce they’ve been around a couple of years to test the market, it surprises me that they haven’t opened other locations in the Metro area. As Bone pointed out, if you have to drive to far, you end up spending more than you save for gas.
Heck, even the concessions cost less at movie tavern.

http://www.movietavern.com/theaterlocations7/northlake4017.php