Cheap cinema ticket offers and deals (July 2024)

All of the deals for Odeon, Vue, Cineworld, Everyman, Picturehouse and more!

In this article you’ll find all the latest cinema ticket deals and offers. We’ve also added in this huge list 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!

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

Free cinema ticket offers

Cinematik: Free cinema tickets

With Cinematik, you can get free tickets to select films for free. Each month, a film is voted to be screened, and you can book up to two tickets to see it on a specific day.

The cinemas taking part are mainly local independent ones, however there are Picturehouse and Reel cinemas included. You can see the full list here.

Some cinemas that weren’t available before are available now, so it’s worth having a look if you couldn’t get it nearby last time.

The free tickets are funded by the National Lottery and the BFI.

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.

£5 discount with Santander Boosts

If you’re a Santander Boosts member (you get this via your current account or credit card) you can get access to the Cinema Society, which offers discounted tickets for all the major and some independent chains.

And you might be able to grab a £5 discount on your first ticket, but you’ll have to be quick as this offer is only for the first 3,000 members to make a booking.

You’ll need to register with The Cinema Society via the Santander Boosts link. The extra £5 discount is on top of the other savings you get through The Cinema Society.

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 we’ve found a way to get this for around £1. You can get access to this deal with this cheeky trick. You also now get Meerkat Meals included.

Up to 40% off with multiple chains

It’s worth checking existing memberships and perks (like the ones you get via work) to see if you can buy discounted tickets. And if you don’t there are ways to get access for free.

These offers generally sell at the same price for tickets based on the chain – no matter where the cinema is based in the UK (except in London).

This means it’s important to check special offers and the price at your local box office in case it’s cheaper to buy direct. Tickets are all digital so you can use them instantly.

Save up to 40% with Tastecard and Gourmet Society

With Tastecard you can save up to 40% on Odeon, Vue, Picturehouse, Showcase, Cineworld, Empire and other independent cinemas. We’ve written here about the prices you can expect from each chain.

Tastecard trial offers vary, but you can usually get between two and four months for free or £1, then a year for £35. Gourmet Society does essentially the same thing (it’s the same company as TasteCard), and we’ve included the offers in the link below.

Mubi Go membership

Mubi is an online streaming service. For £11.99 a month you get a classic, world cinema or art-house flick to watch, with the curated selection adding a new film every day.

Plus, for an extra £7 you also get a free cinema ticket every week via the Mubi Go service. There’s a 7-day free trial and if you sign up for an annual membership, you’ll save 33%.

You typically can’t watch blockbusters, but it’s had The Favourite and Suspiria in the past, and Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, alongside well-reviewed but smaller films. There’s a different film every week, and you can go to see that film once.

Of course, with many of the films being smaller, they’ll also have limited releases, so if you don’t live in a big city then there’s a good chance you won’t be able to take advantage every week as not all the films will be shown at all cinemas – from what we can tell, there are some Curzon, ODEON, Vue and Everyman cinemas participating.

It can be hard to find a list of participating cinemas – you can sometimes get a list to your emails if you’ve been signed up before, but this varies by film. Before the pandemic, Andy found a list on the app that included:

  • Curzon – 13 locations
  • Showcase – 16 locations
  • Vue – 80 locations
  • Archlight (London)
  • Barbican (London)
  • BFI (London)
  • Genesis (London)
  • Prince Charles (London)
  • ICA (London)
  • Rio (London)
  • Abbeygate (Bury)
  • Arthouse Crouch End (London)
  • Broadway Cinema (Nottingham)
  • Chapter (Cardiff)
  • Depot (Lewes)
  • Dundee Contemporary Theatre
  • Eden Court Theatre (Inverness)
  • Filmhouse (Edinburgh)
  • Glasgow Film Theatre
  • Home (Manchester)
  • Hyde Park Picture House (Leeds)
  • Queen’s Film Theatre (Belfast)
  • Showroom Workstation (Sheffield)
  • Tyneside Cinema

National Cinema Day: £3 tickets (expired)

On Saturday 2 September 2023 you’ll be able to get £3 tickets to most UK cinemas as part of National Cinema Day. Odeon, Vue, Cineworld and Picturehouse are all involved, along with a huge number of independents. The major exception was Everyman (who never seem to take part in promotions).

All screenings are included, though some might charge more for things like 3D, IMAX or VIP seats – it varies from chain to chain. Some also will let you book in advance, though bear in mind there might be booking fees if you do this online.

There’s no code or voucher needed.

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.

Cheap Odeon cinema ticket deals and offers

Odeon offers

We’ve listed the top Odeon offers in a separate page.

Cheap Vue ticket deals and offers

Vue offers

We’ve shared the top Vue offers in a separate page – including how to get free tickets!

Cheap Cineworld ticket deals and offers

Cineworld offers

We’ve shared the top Cineworld offers in a separate page.

Picturehouse cinema deals and offers

Andy’s a big fan of Picturehouse (it was his local for years when he lived in London) and it can 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: £3 tickets via Three+

Every week Three customers can nab a code for a discounted ticket to use Friday to Sunday. Codes are available from Monday. It’s for 2D screenings only, though you can pay to upgrade.

Picturehouse Central and Picturehouse Fulham Road are excluded. You’ll pay a booking fee to redeem the code online, but it’s free to use in the foyer. Here’s more on the Three+ app.

Picturehouse: Discounts

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!

  • Full membership represents good value. It’s recently gone up in price to around £57, and £67 in London, but you get five free tickets and £3 off future tickets. It’s more at £90 for the Picturehouse Central.
  • Joint memberships with someone you share an address with are even better value. It’ll cost less than getting two individual memberships (£100, £110 and £170 respectively) and comes with 10 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!

Up to 40% off with Tastecard

You’ll pay £8.65 a ticket outside London and £9.50 a ticket inside London with a Tastecard membership. This is marginally less than a peak adult ticket in most of the Picturehouse cinemas, but much more than off-peak or member prices.

You can also save at the Picturehouse Central in London. It’s a lovely cinema, but it’s also not cheap if you aren’t a member. Here a ticket will cost you £13.70, again it cheaper than peak time adult tickets.

> The latest Tastecard offers

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

Everyman cinema deals and offers

You can’t use Meerkat Movies at Everyman cinemas.

Everyman: 2-4-1 Wednesday with Times+

If you subscribe to The Times, you’ll be able to get two-for-one tickets at Everyman on Wednesdays. You can get a one month free trial followed by two months for £1 right now on the Times digital edition, then it’s a pricey £24.99 a month. Or if you want to sign up for a year, you can currently bag an annual subscription for £49.

Everyman: Discounts

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 six free tickets for the £89 cost.

The next level up costs £325 a year, and comes with 24 free tickets. After this you can spend £680 and get unlimited tickets for two for a year.

More on how cinema memberships compare here.

Curzon cinema deals and offers

Curzon doesn’t accept Meerkat Movies.

Curzon: Discounts

Curzon Membership

For £65 (£50 concessions) you can get an annual “Classic” membership. This comes with five credits to use for free tickets or at home streams. You can use the credit to buy tickets for yourself and guests. There’s a further 20% discount for you and a guest on other tickets. You’ll also get 10% off drinks and snacks.

If you go to a Curzon a lot, there is a £285 “Cult” option. This annual membership gives you five free credits a week. Use them all and it’s just £1.10 a ticket! You can’t use the credits to get a ticket for a guest. If you want to pay monthly it’s £25 a month, but you’re still tied in for 12 months.

The Cult + membership doubles down with 10 free tickets a week (which are valid for events such as theatre and ballet screenings) and an additional cardholder. It comes in at £850 a year.

Off-peak discounts

You can get cheaper tickets until 5pm on weekdays.

Cheap Showcase ticket deals and offers

Showcase: Free ticket when you watch four films (expired)

If you watch four movies at a Showcase between 3 May and 18 August 2023 you’ll be able to see another for free between 1 September and 20 October 2023. You’ll also get a free combo of a drink and popcorn or a hotdog.

You’ll need to be a member of the free Insider scheme and logged into your account when you book the tickets or swipe the card at the box office. More info here.

Showcase: Discounts

Showcase Insider Loyalty Scheme discounts from Sunday to Tuesday

Join the Insiders Loyalty Scheme for free and get £7.50 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 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. At a standard showcase an adult ticket will set you back £7.70, while at a De Lux location it’ll be £9.05.

> The latest Tastecard trials and offers

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 our pick:

Regent Street cinema

Every Tuesday you can decide to pay £6, £8 or £10 for any screening at the Regent Street Cinema in London.

Barbican young person discount

At the Barbican 14 to 25-year-olds can pay £5 if they join the free Young Barbican scheme.

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 £15 per year or £80 for a lifetime membership.

Rich Mix ticket deals

Tickets are £6 every Monday if booked in advance, while locals get £6 tickets on Monday and Tuesday,

Rich Mix members get three free tickets and £2 discounts on further tickets for £35, or £55 joint. 16-25 year olds who join for £6 get £6 tickets everyday.

Peckham Plex

Tickets are a bargain £4.99 for 2D films or £5.99 for 3D films (plus 60p booking fee) for everyone all the time at the Peckham Plex.

Genesis Cinema discounts

The Genesis in Mile End is super cheap on Monday to Thursday, with adult tickets starting from just £6.75.

27 thoughts on “Cheap cinema ticket offers and deals (July 2024)

  1. About the Vue Telegraphs deal – it’s okay to use the tickets after you’ve canceled Telegraph?
    As the tickets are valid for 12 months, is it okay to get them, then I assume you put them on your Vue account? And then use them within the 12 months and it’s okay to use them after you’ve canceled Telegraph?

    1. Yep, absolutely!

  2. I’ve signed up to the Stevie app. Looks good! Do you know how/when you get the cinema tickets?

  3. Hi,
    ‘Vue: Pizza and ticket for £5 at Asda’ has gone up to £6, which is still a great deal.

    1. Thanks Dorit!

  4. Great list. However ‘Vue: Pizza and ticket for £5 at Asda’ has gone up to £6, which is still a brilliant deal – if you like pizza ;-).

  5. Frustrated – the Steve discount link with a promised £10 gift card for turtle bay doesn’t give a gift card a link to an app for £10 off but only for new turtle bay customers! (And I’m not a new one)

    This is available generally via Google and doesn’t need the stevie subscription

    I’ve now subscribed to something which will take money automatically unless I cancel

    Should only link to genuine offers not just to earn kickbacks

    1. Thank Matthew – good to know. I wasn’t aware of this. I don’t get any kickback from this at all so will update the offer

  6. Hi there,

    I couldn’t see a reference to the vue tickets on the telegraph link posted?

    Many thanks

  7. Curzon update, they no longer do the Classic Local membership, so Classic membership is now £65 whether you live in London or not.
    There are two Cult packages, Cult and Cult+
    Cult costs £285 for the year or £25pm, while Cult + costs £850 for the year or £75pm.

  8. Vodafone no longer running the offer

  9. Tastecard+ has resumed support for Cineworld as of today (wasn’t available last night). 6.60 for an adult 2D ticket compared to the regular price of 11.70.

  10. How many % is vue’s student discount? You said it works out cheaper than vue’s Super Mondays

    1. It does depend on the cinema so always worth checking the prices at your local

  11. Also if your a Barclays Bank account holder,check to see if you qualify to be a premier account holder which gives you a years free picturehouse cinema membership annually as long as you continue to qualify

    1. Thanks for this David! A good one to add

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  14. Stratford Picturehouse in East London offer £7 film tickets every single day and £5 for Picturehouse Members. The membership is £25 with 4 free tickets to use at Stratford Picturehouse only, but will get you the usual discounts at all the Picturehouse Cinemas (£2 off tickets and 10% off food and drink).

    1. Yes, love Stratford Picturehouse. It’s my local, though I’ve got a backlog of gift cards at the mo for other chains so not been there for a while. I’m thinking of getting a Picturehouse Central membership this year though

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