If you’re a cinephile, you’re probably well aware of just how much movie tickets cost. According to the National Association of Theatre Owners, the price of tickets has been steadily increasing since 1994. In 2018, the average price of a movie theater ticket was $9.11. This number is even higher in heavily populated places like New York City, where a single ticket can sometimes cost moviegoers about $25!
Fortunately for seniors, many movie theater chains offer special discounts. We’ve rounded up ten of the best discounts we could find. However, please be aware that discounts may vary by location.
Don’t want to blow your entertainment budget on full-price tickets? Look no further, because here are ten movie theaters with great senior discounts.
Take a trip to Alamo Drafthouse on Senior Day to get tickets for $6. Discounts start at age 55 or 60, depending on location. Not sure where to find the nearest theater? Check here.
Seniors 60 and older can usually save $2-3 on ticket prices, depending on location. Here’s where to find a theatre near you.
B&B is a smaller chain with locations in seven states, but seniors 60 and older always pay matinee prices for shows regardless of what time you see a movie.
This is another small chain with theaters in six states where seniors can get discounted tickets. Discount varies by location.
One of the most well-known chains, Cinemark offers a Senior Day (usually Monday) when seniors 62 and older can get discounted tickets for $5. Find your nearest Cinemark location here.
Seniors older than 55 pay matinee prices for shows all day—a pretty sweet deal if you live in one of the four states with one of these theaters!
Seniors 60 and older in five states automatically save at Harkins Theatres. Plus, join Harkins’ rewards program to earn snacks and extra birthday discounts.
Seniors 60 and older can get the “Young at Heart” admission price of $6 for any show before 5:30pm every Friday. Click here to see if one of their 90 locations is near you.
Seniors can buy tickets at a discounted price at Regal Cinemas’ many locations. AARP members may save extra on ePremiere tickets and snacks.
Seniors 60 and older can save extra on Wednesdays. Find a location near you.
While this list covers a number of major theater chains, local, independent theaters may also offer discounts to seniors. They may also have their own rewards programs for you to take advantage of, so be sure to check next time you want to catch the latest thriller, action flick, or comedy. With everything you save, you may even want to treat yourself to a snack!
What’s your favorite movie theater? Did we miss any spectacular discounts? Let us know in the comments!
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