Every time I go to the movies, it seems as if the price has gone up again. These days, I can get an entire month of Netflix for less than the price of a movie.
But real movie lovers know that there is nothing like seeing a film on the big screen and sharing the experience with other movie lovers.
Matinees are still cheaper than evening shows, but most matinees in South Florida run $7.50 to $9, a discount of a few dollars. Seniors (usually 62-plus) and students pay less. The major chains have loyalty cards, which offer discounts. Discounts are sometimes available from companies that buy tickets in bulk. Regal Cinemas has a weekly concession coupon on its Facebook page.
We did a little research and found a few places to see movies on the cheap. At some theaters, IMAX and 3-D shows incur an additional charge over the discount price:
Here are the best movie deals in Miami-Dade:
- Tower Theater, 1580 SW Eighth St., Miami, 33155. The Tower shows first-run movies and art films, as well as film festival offerings. $10 general admission; $8 seniors, students (except MDC students), Miami Dade College staff; $6 Tower Theater Members, MDC Students, Miami Film Society members. Free parking is located behind the theater at SW 15th Avenue and SW 9th St.
- The Tower Theater is currently closed for repairs. In the meantime, MDC will show films at the Koubek Center Thursdays-Sundays.
- Paragon 13, Coconut Grove. Matinees are $9, Monday – Thursday before 4 p.m., excluding holidays.
- AMC Mall of the Americas: Matinees are $6 on Sundays and $5 Mondays through Thursdays.
- AMC Aventura and AMC Sunset Place: Tickets for any show before noon are $6.50.
- Coral Gables Art Cinema: A family-friendly movie is shown at 11 a.m. the second Saturday and Sunday of the month for $5 (popcorn included) as part of Family Days on Aragon.
- Regal Southland Mall: Matinees for $6 and $7 on Tuesdays (not all films are included in the promotion).
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