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Movie Theater Senior Discounts
How to find the discounts and their policies, including a list of Theaters with Discounts
Author: David Smidt, SeniorDiscounts

There have been numerous movie blockbusters this year. But while movies become ever more thrilling to watch, they also become more expensive. It’s important to know what discounts are available to you (and your children or grandchildren, if you choose to take them along). We have also included a list of regional and national movie theaters that offer discounts below.

Discounts and Restrictions:
Most every movie theater offers some type of discount for seniors. These discounts can be very substantial, ranging from 25% to 60% off the regular ticket price.

While the savings can be great, you should know about possible restrictions. Although most major movie theaters offer a senior discount on all showings, some theaters may only have discounts available at certain times of the day (such as a matinee), or on a certain day of the week (typically a weekday). National and regional chains may provide a different discount amount at each of its theater branches, so it is always best to check with your local theater.

Locating the Discounts:
Discounts may be difficult to locate on movie theater web sites. Also, many theater chains now use web sites (like Fandango.com or Movies.com) to sell their tickets and the senior rates may only be posted on these sites where the tickets are purchased. If discounts aren't listed online, you can also find a theater's discount by calling its movie line directly on the phone. Know that you will need to provide proof of your age when picking up your senior tickets.

Age Requirements:
Most senior discounts for movie theaters begin at around age 60 or 62, but there are many that have extended the discount to customers aged 50 or 55. For those of us who do not quite meet the age requirement, try locating an alternative theater or going to the movie earlier in the day as many theaters will provide discounts on their matinee shows. You could also wait until the movie is shown at a later date at one of the discounted theaters.

Children and Grandchildren:

Many movie theaters also have children's rates so you can take your grandchildren at a discount as well. These discounts are usually similar to those for seniors, but they may have even better child rates at earlier times in the day.

Here is a sampling of national and regional movie theater chains and what you will typically find for savings and age requirements. Note: Participation, discount amount and age requirement can vary from one theater to the next, so it is best to locate the exact theater you would like to visit and check its senior discount policy. You can also print this list.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas - Locally owned theater in Texas that serves dinner and drinks during the shows. Discount: Save up to 25% on regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.drafthouse.com

AMC/Loews Theatres – AMC/Loews Theatres is the second largest movie theater chain in North America with 5,325 screens.
Discount: Save up to 20% off the regular adult admission. Most locations have even greater discounts on Tuesdays, with discounts of up to 60% off the regular adult admission price.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.amcentertainment.com

Bow Tie Cinemas - Bow Tie Cinemas is a family owned company with theaters in New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Virginia and Colorado.
Discount: Save up to 25% off the regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 62+
www.bowtiecinemas.com

Carmike Cinemas - Carmike Cinemas is a movie theatre corporation that currently operates over 240 theaters in 36 states, making it the fourth largest theatre company in the United States.
Discount: Save up to 35% off the regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 65+
www.carmike.com

Celebration Cinemas- Celebration Cinema in located in Michigan, with locations in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor and Mt. Pleasant.
Discount: Save up to 20% off the regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.celebrationcinema.com

CineMagic Theatres - CineMagic Theatres is a small movie theater chain located in the Midwest.
Discount: Save up to 30% off the regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 55+
www.cinemagictheatres.com

Cinemark/Century - Cinemark is one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in North America, operating 293 theatres, with 3,832 screens in 39 States.
Discount: Save up to 35% on regular adult ticket prices. On Mondays, Seniors Day, save up to an additional 10% on all showings.
Age Requirement: 62+
www.cinemark.com

Classic Cinemas – Family-owned movie theaters located in Illinois.
Discount: Save up to 35% off the regular admission price. Classic Cinema also has Senior Cinema days, (either Wednesdays or Fridays depending on location), where seniors pay even less for all shows.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.classiccinemas.com

Clearview Cinemas - Clearview Cinemas operates 46 movie theatres with 243 screens in the New York metropolitan area. Clearview Cinemas operates theatres in New Jersey, Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland County, Long Island and Pennsylvania.
Discount: Save up to 25% off depending on theater location.
Age Requirement: 62+
www.clearviewcinemas.com

Dickinson Theaters - Dickinson Theatres consist of 224 screens at 20 locations in Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Discount: Save up to 35% on regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 55+
www.dtmovies.com

Entertainment Cinemas - Entertainment Cinemas is a small movie theatre chain in Northeast United States.
Discount: Save up to 40% off regular adult admission prices.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.entertainmentcinemas.com

Frank Theatres - Frank Theatres has over 20 locations along the East coast.
Discount: Save up to 25% off the regular adult admission price. Age Requirement: 65+
www.franktheatres.com

Fridley Theatres - Fridley Theatres is a family-owned chain serving most of Iowa and part of Nebraska.
Discount: Save up to 25% off the regular adult admission price.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.fridleytheatres.com

Georgia Theatre Company - Georgia Theatre Company is one of the 20 largest theatre circuits in the USA, operating 300 auditoriums at 30 locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Discount: Save up to 25% off the regular adult admission price.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.georgiatheatrecompany.com

Hollywood Theaters - Nearly 50 locations throughout the United States.
Discount: Save up to 30% on regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: Varies by location.
www.gohollywood.com

Landmark Theatres - Landmark Theatres is America's largest theatre circuit dedicated to independent film, foreign language cinema, restored classics and documentaries.
Discount: Save up to 30% off regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 62+
www.landmarktheatres.com

Marcus Theatres - Marcus Theatres currently owns or manages nearly 700 screens at locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska, and one family entertainment center in Wisconsin.
Discount: The Marcus Theatres Young at Heart special provides discounted tickets for people 60 and older every Friday. (Typically $4.00 for any show that starts before 5:30 PM.) Seniors may also receive discounted rates for admission on matinee and evening shows on other days of the week.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.marcustheatres.com

Marquee Cinemas - Movie Theater chain with locations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Connecticut and North Carolina.
Discount: Save up to 30% off the regular adult admission price.
Age Requirement: 62+
www.marqueecinemas.com

Muvico Theaters - Muvico Entertainment currently operates 152 screens in 9 locations located in Florida, California, and Illinois.
Discount: Save up to 30% off regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 55+
www.muvico.com

National Amusements Cinemas - National Amusements operates theatres around the world under its Showcase, Multiplex, and Cinema de Lux brands.
Discount: Save up to 30% off the regular adult admission price.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.nationalamusements.com

Premiere Cinemas - Premiere Cinemas owns and operates 18 theatres with 135 screens in Texas, 44 screens in Alabama, 22 screens in Florida and 14 in New Mexico.
Discount: Save up to 30% off the regular adult admission. (Not available at all theaters.)
Age Requirement: 55+
www.pccmovies.com

Quality Theaters - Quality Theaters has theaters in cities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
Discount: Save up to 30% on regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 62+
www.gqti.com

Rave Motion Pictures - Rave Motion Pictures operates over 1000 screens in 20 states.
Discount: Save up to 30% on regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 55+
www.ravemotionpictures.com

Regal Entertainment Group - Regal Entertainment Group operates the largest theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 6,745 screens in 546 theatres in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
Discount: Receive up to 30% off the regular adult ticket price.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.regmovies.com

Southeast Cinemas - Southeast Cinema Entertainment has been showing the best of Hollywood to families in the Carolinas and Virginia for the past 30 years.
Discount: Save up to 30% off the regular adult admission price.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.southeastcinemas.com

Starplex Cinemas - Starplex Cinemas operates 24 theaters and 222 screens across the United States.
Discount: Some locations may offer discounts of up to 25% off. Many theaters are already discounted and may not have senior discounts available.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.starplexcinemas.com

The Grand Theatres - The Grand Theatres has 20 locations with 292 screens in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
Discount: Save up to 25% off regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 60+
www.thegrandtheatre.com

UltraStar Cinemas - UltraStar Cinemas has locations in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Anaheim and Arizona.
Discount: Save up to 20% on regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 55+
www.ultrastarmovies.com

Westates Theaters - Weststates Theatres is a family run cinema chain catering to family moviegoers.
Discount: Save up to 25% on regular adult ticket prices.
Age Requirement: 65+
www.westatestheatres.com

(SeniorDiscounts.com does its best to make sure this information is accurate and up to date. If you see anything we should change, please let us know.)

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