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Looking for Free Cinema Tickets? Here are some easy ways to get FREE, Cheap, 241 or Discounted Tickets at Odeon, & Cineworld, Picturehouse Showcase, and Vue for affordable trips to the movies.
Cinema trips can get rather expensive, especially when you're a family. So here's how to get free films for film lovers, and tips for bagging cheap movie tickets at Cinemas throughout the UK.
Free Cinema Tickets
Show Film First
Via ShowFilmFirst you can get Cinema Tickets for the latest released movies where you will get see the movies before the general public completely free of charge. Register your details with them and you will receive occasional invites for preview screenings via email. There are many locations for preview screenings, so you will be able to choose your closest preview screening event.
Please note: You will be expected to share your honest thoughts on the movie experience afterward.
Register at showfilmfirst.com
Lloyds Club Account
Lloyds Club Account holders receive either 12 digital movie rentals or 6 free cinema tickets per year for Vue or Cineworld cinemas.
If you are receiving Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Armed Forces Independence Payment or are registered blind, you can apply for a CEA card which allows a carer (parent, family member, worker etc.) to enter cinemas for free when you buy one full-price ticket.
Apply for a CEA card
E4 Slackers Club
E4 Slackers club offers students to watch free monthly preview screenings at their local Picturehouse - usually on a Thursday. It's free to sign up.
Visit E4 Slackers Club
When you use comparison website 'Compare the Market, to purchase insurance, get a credit card, loan, or switch energy, broadband, TV or phone providers, you will be rewarded with 241 Cinema Tickets every Tuesday & Wednesday, as well as 241 Restaurant meals at participating restaurants every Sunday to Thursday. This deal is valid for 12 months from the date you use the site to purchase your qualifying products.
TIP: If you just want to get the meerkat movies but don't really want to purchase anything, you can get a single day UK trip travel insurance for about £1 by removing all extras.
Find out more at comparethemarket.com
Grab a Groupon
Tickets can be used in one visit or spread across multiple trips to the big screen but can be used online only to book for any ODEON cinema. With most adult tickets costing around £9, you will basically be getting two for one. This deal is intermittent!
Two cinema tickets £10 (£11.50 including booking fees) and Five cinema tickets £20 (£23.75 including booking fees) you can also use a Groupon Voucher Code if you are a new customer to make the deal even cheaper.
Kids Cinema Deals
Bring the entire family to Empire Jnrs, with tickets at pocket money prices, available most mornings. Empire Jnrs screenings cost just £1 - £1.75 each, depending on the venue.
Check out this week's JNR Showings
Odeon Kids provides families with £2.50 tickets on weekends and school holiday mornings - you have to have at least one under 16 with you. Showings vary between cinemas - check your local Odeon's website for full listings.
Check out this weekend's listings at Odeon Kids
Vue offers Mini Mornings screenings every Saturday and Sunday, and every morning during school holidays after 10am. The deal is available for children aged 2 - 12yrs old, and their accompanying adults - priced at £2.49 per ticket.
Check out this weekend's Mini Morning Showings
You can keep your juniors amused on weekend and school holiday mornings with Movies For Juniors kids’ films at Cineworld. It’s priced at £2.50 per showing (2D only) for children of all ages and their accompanying adults.
Check out this weekend's Movies for Juniors
Here's a selection of all the deals you can get on Cinema tickets. Again it's cheaper to turn up for the screenings as there's a 70p charger per ticket to book online at most cinemas.
Vue Super Monday's
Tickets for £4 - £5.50 on Mondays. The offer applies to all 2D screenings, excluding bank holidays, and additional charges apply for 3D screenings and glasses, seat upgrades and films shown in Xtreme screens.
Register for Vues Super Monday's
Odeon Screen Unseen
Odeon cinemas 'screen unseen' promotion offers exclusive preview screenings of upcoming movies for just £5 a pop. You book in advance but you don't know what film you're about to see until the curtains go up.
Register your interest for Screen Unseen
Showcase Insider Membership
With Showcase's free Insider membership, you can get tickets for £7.30 (normally up to £12.25). The discounted entry can be had every day at certain locations, and on specific days and times at others
Register for Free at Showcase
40% Off Tickets with Tastecard
Save up to 40% off Cinema Tickets on the latest blockbuster movies using tastecard+, with discounts available at Cinemas throughout the UK.
Tips to Lower your Cinema Trips
Take your own food
Cinema snacks are extremely expensive, and even with member benefits offering 10% off snacks at most cinemas, they still come in way overpriced. You can shave 80% off the cost by taking your own snacks and drinks in with you.
Use Nectar or Clubcard points
500 Nectar points gets you a £2.50 discount on the cost of your Cinema tickets at Vue.
You can use your Tesco Clubcard vouchers to save at certain cinemas. 50p worth of Clubcard vouchers can be exchanged into £1.50 to spend - or you can turn £10 of vouchers into £30 to spend on an Unlimited Pass at Cineworld.
If you’re a student, make sure you have your ID to hand, and you will be able to get hold of discounted tickets at most cinemas.
Senior Citizen Screenings
Most cinemas offer screenings for seniors, and they generally come with a free cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit and cost as little as £3.
Book at the Cinema
All deals and discounts can be purchased directly at the Cinemas, which will work out in your favour as they charge between 70p and £1.50 per ticket as a booking fee when you purchase online.
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