Roll out the red carpet…it is that time of year when the movie industry releases all their award ready movies! The cost of seeing all these movies in the theaters can definitely add up so below are some ways to see the newest award winners at some unique venues as well as those from years past while not breaking the bank.:
Eat, Drink and SAVE!
Every Tuesday at Cinnebarre (6009 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace) ALL movies are $6 ALL DAY. In addition to the Tuesday deal, they also offer $6 tickets for all movies that start at 10/11 a.m. This is a 21 and over establishment where you can eat and drink while watching the film!
Early Bird Gets the Worm (Matinees)
Various theaters around town offer a matinee price….The best being from the AMC Loews Oak Tree Theater which only charges $6.25 for all movies before noon (AMC Pacific Place 11 charges $7). Landmark Cinemas charges $8.25 for all shows listed in parenthesis. Lincoln Center in Bellevue and Majestic Bay are $8.25 for first show of the day.
Exotic Hideaway in Seattle?
Another 21+ venue, Big Picture (locations in Seattle and Redmond) tickets for all shows starting at or before 4:45 p.m. are only $9. They also offer a “happy hour” price of $9 for the first show Monday-Thursday. Arrive about 20 minutes early to grab a seat which, if you choose the front row, might have ottomans for your feet to rest on! It also will allow you to enjoy the ambiance of this venue which has lots of little exotic rooms tucked around to sip on a cocktail before the movie starts. They might even deliver your popcorn to you after the movie starts!
An Art Gallery Too?
Sundance Cinema is another 21+ venue that includes a full bar and art gallery as well as no commercials and reserved seating. As they are working to provide a locally sourced/green experience, they charge a surcharge on their tickets BUT if you go to a the first matinee of the day (Monday-Thursday), there is NO SURCHARGE and the tickets are only $9.75.
$3 Tickets ALL THE TIME!
Crest Cinema shows movies a few weeks later than the other theaters but definitely is a good option if you want to see something on the big screen but don’t want the big screen price! Admiral Twin in West Seattle also has something similar but not sure if still in operation at time of this blog post.
TWO For the Price of ONE!
If you are looking to watch some of the selections from previous years again, go to Scarecrow Video on Wednesday where they offer TWO FOR ONE. The rental period is 7 days so you can come back the following Wednesday to return your videos AND enjoy the same deal again!