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Don’t ever pay full price when you go to the cinema. I’ve rounded up ALL the deals for Odeon, Vue, Cineworld, Everyman, Picturehouse and more!

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In this blog you’ll find all the latest cinema ticket deals and offers. I’ve also added in my huge list of all the everyday offers you can get at all the major cinema chains, making this page the only cheap cinema ticket guide you’ll need!

The first offers to check are my top four multi-cinema deals. These are the tricks I use to save at Odeon, Cineworld, Vue and Picturehouse – you can even use more than one at the same time.

Then I’ve listed the individual offers and promotions for each specific chain.

Don’t forget to read my How to get cheap cinema tickets guide to always save when going to the movies.

The best cheap cinema ticket deals

You can use these tricks as most of the big chains, and even some of the independent movie houses. They’re also some of the best ways to save when going to the cinema.

 1. Two for one tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday with Meerkat Movies

Get Meerkat Movies, and a year of 2 for 1 codes, for just a few quid.

Compare the Market have replaced EE with the weekly two for one cinema tickets deal, and I’ve found a way to get this for just £1.37 (though the lowest policy flexes between £1 and £2). You can get access to this deal with this cheeky trick. You also now get Meerkat Meals included.

> How to get a year of Meerkat Movies for under £2 

2. Up to 40% off Vue, Odeon, Empire, Showcase, Reel and Cineworld with £1 Tastecard+ and Kids Pass trials

Cinema discounts with Tastecard+ and Gourmet Society

With Tastecard+ you can save 40% on Odeon, Vue, Showcase, Empire and other independent cinemas. You have to buy in pairs, though the tickets can be used individually. The offer has recently changed so there’s no Cineworld, and Picturehouse is labelled “coming soon”.

Gourmet Society does essentially the same thing (it’s the same company as TasteCard), and I’ve included the offers in the link below.

Deals vary, but you can usually get three months for £1, then a year for £35.

> Find the latest offers for Tastecard+ membership

Cinema discounts with Kids Pass trial

Kids Pass run a similar offer (for adults as well as kids) which has all the big cinema chains, so Odeon, Vue, Cineworld, Showcase and Empire. It looks like there’s no option for Picturehouse anymore. Do compare prices with the other deals below first as there is a booking fee.

The standard trial is just 14-days for £1, but I’ve blagged a 30-day trial – well worth giving it a go. After the trial your membership will renew at £29.99 (I’ve managed to negotiate £10 off the standard price for you). If you don’t want that to happen you need to cancel.

> Get a 30-day Kids Pass for £1

 3. Buy reduced gift cards – and get an extra £5 off

Zeek is a clever website and app where people can buy and sell unwanted gift vouchers. There are often Odeon, Vue, Empire and Cineworld codes and cards reduced here, though it’s pot luck what’s available when you check in.

Discounts I’ve seen here on cinema cards vary, but they range from around 4% to a huge 20%. Many are e-codes so you’ll get them within minutes, ready to use. The really great thing is you can combine them with any of the other deals as they’re just a substitute for cash.

However, in recent months Zeek has added a few extras like transaction fees, or delivery charges for physical cards, so make sure these don’t eat into the discount.

Go via the link below to download the app or use the website. Use the code CLEVERCASH to give you £5 credit on your first order.  There’s a minimum spend of £45.

> Get £5 free credit to spend on gift vouchers on Zeek

Cheap cinema ticket savings – chain specific

The deals above are great, but there are plenty of ways to save at the different chains. If you always go to the same cinema – maybe you’ve no choice where to go! – these are the tricks and deals to look out for with Odeon, Vue, Cineworld, Picturehouse and more.

Odeon Logo

*Cheap Odeon cinema ticket deals and offers*

One of the best Odeon deals is via Groupon – but that doesn’t run as often as it used to. However when it is on, it’s listed below.

The rest of the time, Odeon is the place to really take advantage of a student discount. There’s also a new unlimited type card worth considering if you think you’ll go at least three times a month.

You can use Meerkat Movies at Odeon, and remember to get a discounted gift card from Zeek.

Two tickets for £7 with new Vodaphone loyalty app

Vodaphone has launched a new app for customers called VeryMe, and every week you can claim two Odeon tickets for £7. These can be used any day of the week. PayAsYouGo customers must have topped up by £10 in the last six weeks to access the offers. I’ll write more about this when I’ve had a chance to try it out.

20% off with Virgin Red app

If you’ve got the Virgin Red app, then take a look for a weekly code to save you 20% on tickets. You can get the discount on as many tickets as you like in a single transaction, but you can only use the code once each week. The code can be combined with student and senior discounts.

You have to use the code at the cinema, so you can’t book with it. Other restrictions include Bargain Mondays, Odeon Luxe screens and the first week of release for new films. You also can’t combine it with Meerkat Movies and other promotions – though it’s worth a try!

To get the Virgin Red app you need to have used a Virgin service in the past. So if you’ve ever booked a train or had Virgin TV you should be ok.

> More about the Virgin Red app

One Odeon ticket and three movie rentals for £5.99 via Groupon

A new online digital rental service called Chili is behind the latest Groupon offer. For £5.99 you get one ticket to any Odeon except Leicester Square, Whiteleys and BFI IMAX and £10 of credit at Chili. This is the equivalent to three SD movies or two HD movie rentals, but you can also use it for more Odeon tickets. You need to claim the Odeon ticket by 28th February 2019, while the rental credit is valid until 31st January 2019.

Get this offer > One movie and two HD rentals for £5.99

Up to 40% off with Kids Pass or Tastecard

Tastecard, Gourmet Society and Kids Pass members can also save up to 40% on all tickets at Vue.

Tastecard offer a 2-month freebie, Gourmet Society has a 3-month trial for £1, while it’s for Kids Pass it’s a 30-day trial for £1, but be aware both will auto-renew if you don’t cancel

Get it The latest Tastecard offers inc three months for £1

Sign up > Get a 30-day Kids Pass for £1

Up to 10% off gift vouchers with Zeek

In the past I’ve snapped up a £100 Odeon e-voucher for £90, saving 10%, though discounts and availability do vary. I can use this with my NUS card or Meerkat Movies to save even more. Plus, new users can use the code CLEVERCASH to get an extra £5 off their first order. There’s a minimum spend of £45.

Save > Get a cheap ODEON gift card with Zeek

Discount days & cut-price mid-week tickets

It’s worth checking out your local Odeon as many have a “Bargain Day” with lower than normal prices. Some even do this Monday to Thursday, including central London locations such as Panton Street and Covent Garden which both offer £6 adult tickets.

10% online booking discount

If you join MyOdeon you can save 10% when you book in advance. However there is also a 75p booking fee per ticket! Still it’s free to join and if you are booking online it will save you cash.

> Join MyOdeon

Odeon Limitless

Odeon Limitless is an annual membership which allows you to see as many films as you like in Odeon cinemas. You pay monthly. It’s £17.99 outside of London and £19.99 in London.

Sign up to Odeon Limitless

Extra 25% discount with an NUS Totum card

This gives you an extra 25% off student tickets from Monday to Thursday, which are already reduced.

Odeon Premier Club

Join the Premiere Club and earn points for free tickets. You earn 10 points for every £1 you spend on tickets and snacks. 600 points will get an off-peak adult ticket, 1,200 a peak ticket.  You have to pay to join and there are different options.

  • £1.99 gets 100 points
  • £4.99 gets 500 points
  • £9.99 gets 1,000 points and double points for your first month

2-4-1 weekend vouchers

Subscribers to The Times newspaper become members of Times Plus. With this you can get a 2-4-1 Odeon voucher to use every weekend. New codes are released each Monday.

Family ticket

You get four tickets all at child prices for the same film with a family ticket, though there’s a max of two adults.

Odeon Kids

Saturday and Sunday kids screenings are the same cheap price for adults and kids. Most cinemas sell tickets at £2.50, though some charge as low as £1.

Child & teen tickets

Many cinemas charge more for over 12s but Odeon has a teen price too.

Vue cinemas

Cheap Vue ticket deals and offers

I can’t promise it’ll work for everyone, but I’ve managed to pay as little as £2 a ticket for Vue in Central London by combining a student discount, Zeek voucher, Super Tuesday and Meerkat Movies (see top of page). Bargain!

But with all of these it’s worth checking the price at your local as some charge as little as £4.99 every day for every film.

Two tickets for £9.49 with Living Social

This offer cuts the price of tickets to £4.75, which should be cheaper than all Vue cinemas – though you might find you can save more money on a Tuesday or Wednesday with Meerkat Movies. It’s through Living Social and it’s for two 2D tickets. You can use the codes until 28th February 2019 and you don’t have to use them at the same time. A handful of films and cinemas are excluded, so do check before buying.

> Buy the Living Social Vue offer and get two tickets for £9.49

Up to 40% off with Kids Pass or Tastecard

Tastecard and Kids Pass members can also save up to 40% on all tickets at Vue.

Tastecard offer a three month free trial, while it’s for Kids Pass it’s a 30-day trial for £1, but be aware both will auto-renew if you don’t cancel

> The latest Tastecard offers

> Get a 30-day Kids Pass for £1

Up to 12% off gift vouchers with Zeek

I used Zeek (which is a gift card resale site) to get a £30 Vue voucher for just £20. However, most of the time the discount is closer to 10% or 12%. Still a great way to save more, epecially since you can use it with other promotions. Plus, new users can use the code CLEVERCASH to get an extra £5 off their first order. There’s a minimum spend of £45.

Get Vue tickets with Nectar points

The fantastic summer deal where you can exchange 1,000 points for two 2D Vue tickets has ended for another year but doesn’t look like it will return in 2018.

The best you can get now with your points is to swap 500 points to save £2.50. These Nectar points aren’t boosted at Vue, they’re simply face value. But that does give you a discount if you’ve got some saved up.

> How to spend Nectar points at Vue

Vue Super Monday

Most Vue cinemas offer up to a third off standard adult tickets once you’ve signed up to their Super Mondays  scheme. Student tickets will work out cheaper in most cases. It says it’s not valid with any other offer, though you can of course combine it with a discounted gift card from Zeek.

Mini Mornings

Most Vue cinemas offer £2.49 tickets for adults and children on selected movies every Saturday, Sunday and school holiday mornings as part of Vue Mini Mornings.

Vue Family tickets

Everyone pays child prices when you buy a Family Ticket at Vue. It’s only valid on U, PG and 12A films. You must have at least one adult (over 19) and one child or teen in the group, but you can keep adding more adults and children to the ticket and still get the discount price.

Six free tickets via Lloyds Bank

Anyone who opens a Club Lloyds bank account not only gets 2% interest on savings (read my guide to getting the best bank account offers), they can also choose six adult Vue tickets. You get new tickets every 12 months.

Cineworld logo

Cheap Cineworld ticket deals and offers

If I go to Cineworld I make sure I get a code from Zeek, which often has up to 20% off e-gift codes which arrive instantly.

Cineworld also accepts Meerkat Movies for 2-4-1 tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and you can combine these with your gift cards.

You can also save at Cineworld with a Kids Pass card (more on all of these at the top of the page).

Up to 40% off with Kids Pass

Kids Pass members can save up to 40% on adult and children tickets.

With Kids Pass you can get a 30-day trial for £1, which renews at £29.99 for a year.

> Get a 30-day Kids Pass for £1

Up to 10% off gift vouchers with Zeek

There are often decent discounts on Cineworld gift cards on Zeek. I can use this with my NUS card or Meerkat Movies to save even more. Plus, new users can use the code CLEVERCASH to get an extra £5 off their first order. There’s a minimum spend of £45.

> Get a gift card with Zeek

MyCineworld booking discount

You now need to pay to sign up for MyCineworld. It’s £4.95 a year and in return you get a 10% discount on all online bookings. So if you book four tickets online you’ll probably make the money back.

However there’s still a booking fee on top, making it cheaper to book in person at the box office.

Cineworld Unlimited Card

If you go frequently to a Cineworld, its Unlimited Card lets you go as much as you want (2D only). The minimum subscription is 12 months at £17.40 a month. It’s more expensive in London at £19.90 a month, which adds Haymarket, Leicester Square, Fulham Road and Chelsea. There’s no discount for paying for the full year upfront.

Members also get invited to preview screenings and 10% off food and drink. If you continue your subscription for a second year, the pass then includes 3D films and the food discount goes up to 25%.

There’s a referral scheme where you get an extra month for free if you get a mate to sign up.

Tesco Clubcard Cineworld deals

Tesco Clubcard sells vouchers to use at Cineworld. You get £1.50 for every 50p of points you use. It’s not a bad deal, but I think there are better uses of Tesco Clubcard points – here are my top five.

Family ticket

You might make a slight saving if there are two adults and two children.

Movies for Juniors

Cut-price tickets for specific films at the weekend.

Picturehouse logo

Picturehouse cinema deals and offers

I love Picturehouse (it’s my local!) and I’ve written about it before as one of my Amazing Savings. It can also be incredibly cheap, especially if you’re a member.

Meerkat Movies is accepted at Picturehouse, and you can buy tickets via a Tastecard (more on these at the top of the page).

Picturehouse Memberships

Picturehouse memberships offer great value for money. You get free tickets and a discount at any Picturehouse cinema, though the free tickets are sometimes restricted to your member cinema. It’s best to save the free tickets for the weekends when prices go up!

  • Best is the student membership.  This costs between £15 and £25. You’ll get two free tickets and at least £2 off future visits.  You’ll need to buy an NUS Extra card (read how anyone can get one, even if they aren’t a student) for this. Though the NUS card will cost you around £20, you should be able to get plenty more savings from it to justify the price.
  • If you don’t want to get the NUS card, full membership still represents good value. It’s recently gone up in price to around £45, and £55 in London, but you get four free tickets and £2 off future tickets.
  • Joint memberships with someone you share an address with are even better value. It’ll cost less than getting two individual memberships and comes with eight free tickets.

Members also get a 10% discount on food and drink, free previews, no online booking fees and occasional other freebies.

Cheap movie days

The day varies depending on each cinema, though largely seem to be Monday or Tuesday. If you go on this day, the student membership price can be as low as £4!

Cheap Picturehouse Central tickets trick

** UPDATE – Tastecard now says Picturehouse e-tickets are “coming soon”, so do check before taking out the trial if this is your main purpose of joining **

The Picturehouse Central in London is a lovely cinema, but it’s also not cheap if you aren’t a member. But I’ve found a trick to save you cash!

I’ve written at the top of this article how to take advantage of Tastecard+, Gourmet Society and Kids Pass trials to get up to 40% off at major cinema chains. Well, this includes Picturehouse Central. Simply order two Independent Cinema (IC) vouchers for around £18.50, roughly the cost of one non-member adult ticket! Kids Pass also offer instant digital tickets at a reduced price.

> Find the latest Taste Card and Gourmet Society trial deal

Special Clubs for students, kids and over-60s

Students can join for free to get invites to monthly free screenings with Slackers Club. Sign up in the cinema with your student card.

Kids’ Club screenings are most weekends and tickets are reduced for adults and children.

The Silver Screen Club is for over-60s and the discounted tickets come with a free cup of tea.

Look out for discounts for the unemployed, parents with toddlers and people with autism.

Bring your old 3D glasses to save

Picturehouse lower the cost of 3D screenings if you bring your old glasses. Worth remembering!

Everyman Logo

 Everyman cinema deals and offers

You can’t use Meerkat Movies at Everyman cinemas.

Up to 33% off gift vouchers with Zeek

There are often decent discounts on Everyman gift cards on Zeek. I’ve picked up a few with a third off, and a couple more at around 10%. Plus, new Zeek users can use the code CLEVERCASH to get an extra £5 off their first order. There’s a minimum spend of £45.

>> Get a gift card with Zeek

Everyman Memberships

There are a few options here, though the basic one (i.e. cheapest) allows you to take a friend for free on Mondays. You also get seven free tickets for the £95 cost.

The next level up costs £300 a year, and comes with 24 free tickets. After this you can spend £600 and get unlimited tickets for two for a year.

More on how cinema memberships compare here.

Curzon cinemas logo

Curzon cinema deals and offers

Curzon doesn’t accept Meerkat Movies.

Curzon Every Membership (London)

For £60 (£50 concessions) you can get an annual “Classic” membership. This comes with four free tickets and a further discount for you and a guest. You’ll also get 15% off drinks and snacks.

If you go to a Curzon a lot, there is a £350 “Cult” option which gives unlimited free entry, or a £950 “Complete” membership which gives free entry for you and a guest.

Curzon Local Membership (Outside London)

The “Classic” deal is the same but the price is £45, down to £35 for concessions. This is for Ripon, Canterbury, Wimbledon, Sheffield and Knutsford Curzons.

The “Cult” unlimited membership is £200 and “Complete” Local is £600.

Off-peak discounts

You can get cheaper tickets until 5pm on weekdays.

Cheap Showcase ticket deals and offers

I don’t have any Showcase cinemas near me, but I’ll often see vouchers pop up on Zeek.

Showcase Insider Loyalty Scheme discounts from Sunday to Tuesday

Join the Insiders Loyalty Scheme for free and get £7 tickets Sundays after 7pm and all day Monday and Tuesday. There are also free preview screenings. You can also earn 10% of your spend back to use however you want on your next visit- so tickets, popcorn, drinks etc.

Tastecard + or Kids Pass up to 40% discounts at Showcase

Tastecard+ members can save up to 40% at Showcase. You can often get £1 trials or discounted memberships. See the top of this page for the latest offers.

Kids Pass members can get the same discount. a 30-day trial is £1.

>> Get a 30-day Kids Pass for £1

Empire cinemas logo

Empire Cinema deals and offers

Saver Tuesday

Usually on a Tuesday though it varies depending on where you are,  all tickets are reduced as low as £3.40 a ticket. Terms state it can’t be used with Meerkat Movies.

Last chance to see Thursdays

Most Empire cinemas offer cut price tickets on selected movies.

Tastecard + or Kids Pass Empire discounts

Tastecard+ members can save at Showcase. You can often get £1 trials or discounted memberships. See the top of this page for more info.

Or Try a Kids Pass for a similar offer. You can get a 30-day trial for £1 via my link below.

>> Get a 30-day Kids Pass for £1

Other London independent cinemas ticket offers

If you live in London there are a few little gems which can get you cheap tickets to new releases and classics all through the week. Here’s my pick

Barbican Monday Madness and Student Tuesday

Every ticket is £6 on Mondays, £8 for 3D at the Barbican. Students pay £5 on Tuesdays.

Prince Charles membership offers

Members at the Prince Charles Cinema (just off Leicester Square) can save at least £2.50 off every ticket, and there are £1 screenings every week.

It costs just £10, or £7.50 for concessions.

Rich Mix ticket deals

If you’re between 15 and 25 years old, films are £5 every day.

Rich Mix members get two free tickets and £2 discounts on further tickets for £30, or £45 joint.

Peckham Plex – less than a fiver every day

Tickets are a bargain £4.99 for everyone all the time at the Peckham Plex.Genesis Cinema discounts

The Genesis in Mile End is super cheap on Monday and Wednesdays, with adult tickets just £4.50.

Are cinema memberships worth the money?

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