Movie Theater Senior Discounts
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:
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:
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.
AMC/Loews Theatres – AMC/Loews Theatres is the second largest movie theater chain in North America with 5,325 screens.
Bow Tie Cinemas – Bow Tie Cinemas is a family owned company with theaters in New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Virginia and Colorado.
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.
Celebration Cinemas– Celebration Cinema in located in Michigan, with locations in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor and Mt. Pleasant.
CineMagic Theatres – CineMagic Theatres is a small movie theater chain located in the Midwest.
Cinemark/Century – Cinemark is one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in North America, operating 293 theatres, with 3,832 screens in 39 States.
Classic Cinemas – Family-owned movie theaters located in Illinois.
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.
Dickinson Theaters – Dickinson Theatres consist of 224 screens at 20 locations in Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Entertainment Cinemas – Entertainment Cinemas is a small movie theatre chain in Northeast United States.
Frank Theatres – Frank Theatres has over 20 locations along the East coast.
Fridley Theatres – Fridley Theatres is a family-owned chain serving most of Iowa and part of Nebraska.
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.
Hollywood Theaters – Nearly 50 locations throughout the United States.
Landmark Theatres – Landmark Theatres is America’s largest theatre circuit dedicated to independent film, foreign language cinema, restored classics and documentaries.
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.
Marquee Cinemas – Movie Theater chain with locations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Connecticut and North Carolina.
Muvico Theaters – Muvico Entertainment currently operates 152 screens in 9 locations located in Florida, California, and Illinois.
National Amusements Cinemas – National Amusements operates theatres around the world under its Showcase, Multiplex, and Cinema de Lux brands.
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.
Quality Theaters – Quality Theaters has theaters in cities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
Rave Motion Pictures – Rave Motion Pictures operates over 1000 screens in 20 states.
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.
Southeast Cinemas – Southeast Cinema Entertainment has been showing the best of Hollywood to families in the Carolinas and Virginia for the past 30 years.
Starplex Cinemas – Starplex Cinemas operates 24 theaters and 222 screens across the United States.
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.
UltraStar Cinemas – UltraStar Cinemas has locations in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Anaheim and Arizona.
Westates Theaters – Weststates Theatres is a family run cinema chain catering to family moviegoers.
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