If you’re like me you love going to the movies. Whether you like catching the greatest Hollywood blockbusters or the latest five star independent movies one thing is undeniable – in Australia the movie-going experience can be quite expensive.
With the average regular ticket price being $21 a lot of people are resorting to illegally downloading movies instead.
But it’s time to get back into the cinema and support the film makers because you’ll never have to pay full price again! Take a look at this handy guide I’ve compiled for you and you’ll be catching the latest flicks for as little as $7.
Both Village and Hoyts have movie clubs – Village is free to join and has limited benefits, whereas Hoyts costs $12 but you instantly receive a $10 movie ticket and every dollar you spend gives you ‘Rewards Points’ you can redeem at the candy bar or box office.
Hoyts offers Super Tuesday with $13 for everyone – plus Hoyts Rewards members get an $11 ‘Movie of the Week’.
Village offers Super Tuesday with $13 for movie club members – plus members get an $11 ‘Movie of the Week’.
Palace Movie Club costs $19 to join and you receive a free ticket, a $10 food and beverage voucher on your birthday, and $15.50 tickets to every regular session. (Regular ticket price is $20.50)
Palace also offer Super Tuesday tickets of just $12.50 for everyone.
Reading Movie Club is free to join and gives you a discount price to the ‘Movie of the Week’ plus you get points for every dollar you spend.
Reading offers $12 tickets on Tuesday for everyone as well as Fridays before noon at selected cinemas. (Regular ticket price is $18.50)
Cinema Nova Movie Club is $13 to join and you get $11.50 tickets on Thursdays, $15.50 on other days, and $16.50 on Saturday nights. (Regular ticket price is $19.50 – though they offer an ‘Industry Concession’ ticket for $16.50)
Nova offers Super Monday tickets of just $7 for sessions before 4pm, $9 for sessions after 4pm and 3D tickets are $13 all day.
Lido Movie Club (Hawthorn) is $10 to join and you get $15 tickets for Lido, Classic Elsternwick and Classic Belgrave.
Lido offers Super Tuesday tickets of just $7 for sessions before 4pm, $9 for sessions after 4pm.
The movie clubs are great value, but to get the deepest discounts, try these offers from their business partners:
Optus members can buy tickets to all Hoyts, Palace, Classic, Kino and Lido cinemas for just $11 (except for Saturday nights). You can choose your seat, book your session, but you still need to line up at the box office to exchange your printed voucher for a real ticket.
RACV members can buy tickets to Hoyts, Reading or Luna Palace Cinemas for $12.10, but you can also buy tickets to the prized Saturday night sessions for just $16.10
Telstra members can buy tickets to Village cinemas for just $12.50 (except for Saturday nights). The plus here is that you can choose your seat, print your ticket at home then bypass the box office completely as they scan your ticket at the cinema entrance.
This offer entitles Victorians to free Village Cinemas Gold Class movie tickets every 3 months for 2 years, and a 30% discount off electricity usage charges*, plus a 15% discount off your gas usage charges when you pay on time!