The cost of seeing movies in the theaters can definitely add up so below are some ways to see the latest offerings as well as classics at some unique venues 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!
99 Cents for the Classics on the BIG SCREEN
Central Cinema in the Central District is a movie theater that also serves food and drinks (it is open to those under 21). Each month, they offer a 99 cent showing of one of these films. Just visit their calendar to figure out which movie and what day the deal is on! You can even purchase your tickets ahead of time and only pay a 50 cent service fee.
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!
Discounts for Bus Riders and Ladies!
Sundance Cinema is another 21+ venue that includes a full bar and boasts an art gallery as well as no commercials and reserved seating. If you have an ORCA card, movies are just $6 ALL DAY on Mondays. Two or more ladies get in for $5 ALL DAY on Tuesday. Otherwise, you can go to the first matinee of the day (Monday-Thursday), there is NO SURCHARGE for environmental sustainability and the tickets are only $9.75. Parking is also validated for $2 for all shows after 5 p.m.
$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!