Cinema deals, tips and tricks

Oh dear, the Bank Holiday forecast isn’t looking good, so perhaps a trip to the cinema might be an option? Barbenheimer perhaps (the hit films Barbie & Oppenheimer!) or perhaps a kid’s film to entertain the children or grandchildren?

With the rising cost of living, we’re all looking for ways to entertain the family without breaking the bank. Let’s take a look at tips and tricks to save at the cinema.

Get 2for1 cinema tickets for about £1

Compare The Market offer 2for1 cinema tickets on a Tuesday and Wednesday when you take out a financial product through their price comparison site. Did you know that you can ‘trick’ the system and buy Compare the Market’s cheapest product for just £1 and you’ll still get 2for1 cinema trips for the whole year!

MSE found the cheapest product you can buy to qualify for Meerkat Movies is one-day travel insurance. “If the insurance is dead cheap, you can get a one-day policy for when you’re not actually travelling/needing it, just so you’ll be eligible for the 2for1 deal.”

Meerkat Movies is valid at most cinema chains across the UK AND you can use the discount at the latest blockbuster releases!

6 free tickets at Odeon or Vue with a Club Lloyds Account

Lloyds Bank’s Club Lloyds is Lloyd’s current account which gives you a reward every year. Club Lloyds is offering its users 6 free tickets to Odeon or Vue cinemas, which would normally set you back £35 – £65!

T&Cs apply – read more here.

Free tickets when accompanying a disabled person

If you’re disabled and need extra assistance, a CEA card costs £6 a year and allows you to get a free ticket for a companion each time you go to the movies.

To get a free ticket, you’ll need to buy a full price ticket for yourself for the same showing.

The UK Cinema Association says 90% of cinemas accept the card – including Cineworld, Odeon and Vue.

T&C’s apply when applying for a CEA card – read more here.

Vue mini-mornings

With Vue Mini Mornings screenings, you can get tickets for kids ages 2-12 for just £2.49 when accompanied by an adult on weekends after 10am and every morning during the school holidays, when booked online or via the Vue app.

What films are showing may vary depending on which Vue location you choose to go to, so remember to check the current listings.

Take advantage of streaming services

Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+ and Now TV are always adding new movies, meaning there is less need to venture outside of your living room to get your film fix! With streaming packages costing less than £12 a month, you can watch a lot more movies, whenever you wish, all from the comfort of your home.

While the majority of big blockbusters will be shown in the cinema first, there’s been a trend in recent years where there is less and less time between when the movies cinema release date and when they appear on our favourite streaming services.

Some movies don’t even make it to the big screen! Netflix and Disney+ produces its own movies so you can skip the queues at the cinema and enjoy a movie night at home.

For even more tips and tricks to cut the cost of cinema tickets, click here.