The Reel Deal

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Lets face it, cinema tickets ain’t cheap. Once you’ve got your ticket, choc-top, popcorn and Coke you’re not getting much change from that fifty. Unless you’re a cinefile who doesn’t mind paying $16 plus to see a film, ‘tight-arse Tuesdays’ and ‘Wicked Wednesdays’ are becoming the only sensible way to get to the flicks.

So what’s the solution? Well, it’s all in the day of the week you go. Most cinemas have one cheap day of the week, and our frugal guide to the flicks will help you find the best reel deal in town.

Cinema Nova 380 Lygon St, Carlton
Monday is the Nova discount day – all tickets are $6 for sessions before 4pm, $8 for later sessions. Be careful to give yourself plenty of time to buy tickets and find some good seats early, as cinemas fill up quickly.

Kino Dendy 45 Collins St, Melbourne
The Kino does bargain Mondays with all films $7, plus a Senior’s morning tea! Tuesday to Friday all sessions before 12.00pm $7.50 with complimentary morning tea (meaning you won’t have to upsize that popcorn combo).

Sun Theatre 8 Ballarat St, Yarraville
The Sun Theatre, with it’s old worldly charm and art deco design does $10 Mondays and Tuesdays.


All Hoyts cinema’s have Super Tuesday‘s with $11 tickets all day.

Palace Westgarth 89 High St, Northcote
The Westgarth also does cheap Tuesdays with all tickets $11.

Rooftop Cinema 6/253 Swanston St
If your thinking about going to the Rooftop cinema make it Tuesday with $16 discounted tickets.

The Astor
1 Chapel St, St. Kilda
The Astor regularly hosts Wicked Wednesdays, where tickets are only $9, even if it’s a double feature! If only it were open during the day.

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