We LOVE going to the movies on date night. We also like to head to the movies as a family. But paying for 6 people, 4 of whom are now considered “adults” when purchasing tickets, can get pricey. Below are some of our favorite tips to get great deals on movie tickets so you can enjoy your favorite movies on the big screen!
Go in the afternoon
Most theaters offer matinee show rates. See your movie before 5p (theater times vary) and you can save as much as $5 per ticket. That can add to a nice savings, especially with my family of 6!
ASK for discounts
Many theaters offer senior discounts, military discounts, student discounts, and more. Just ask!
Check your cell phone perks
T-Mobile AND AT&T offer special Tuesday deals. Sometimes, those include savings on movie tickets. Recently T-Mobile offered BOGO tickets.
ONLINE Discounted Gift Cards
This is what my family uses the most! Raise.com offers discounted gift cards. Plus, when you sign up, you get $5 to spend right away! Example, the last gift card I grabbed was a $14 Regal gift card that was marked down to just $10.15. If you’re a NEW Raise customer, use your $5 code and pay just $5.15 for that $14 gift card. ALSO, share your link with others and if they buy a gift card, you get $5 credit! Sweet!
Check for coupons or discount days
Some theaters offer discount days. For example, we have a theater near our mall that offers “Sunday Specials” on all movies. We tend to always see our movies on Sunday to take advantage of this deal. It’s all day long, so we can even go for date night in the evening and still save!
WAIT until your movie hits the discount theaters
Do you have a dollar theater near you? Or a deeply discounted theater? Yes, the movies have been out for awhile, but if you want to head to the theater to see it on the big screen, this is a great choice. Ours is a little bit of a drive But they charge only $1.75 ($1 on Tuesdays)!! Saving an average of $10 per ticket x 6 people is a huge deal. We will pay the extra $5 in gas any day. *For my local readers, this theater is in Altamonte Springs.
Movie theater food and drinks are over priced. We like to head to dinner before our movie on date nights. And if we’re bringing the family, we’re sure to feed them before leaving.