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National Cinema Day: Sept. 3 movie tickets for $3

If you’ve been postponing going to see that blockbuster movie, you might want to consider closing the deal on Saturday, Sept. 3. That’s the day — the only day — that most of the major theater chains in South Florida will be offering discounted tickets for every movie, every showtime, in every format because it is National Cinema Day.

One day only Sept 3, offers $3 movies for National Cinema Day

The Cinema Foundation is sponsoring this national discount day to entice movie lovers back into theaters to watch their favorite flicks on the big screen. It’s a great time to catch a double feature with the whole family. Plus, moviegoers on Saturday will be among the first to see exciting new trailers of upcoming titles from such major studios as Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony Pictures Classics, Universal, and Warner Bros., but only on Sept. 3.

The $3 ticket price does not include taxes or booking fees and is only available at participating theaters.

The list of nationwide chains include Regal, AMC, Paragon, Cinemark, Silverspot Cinema and more.

If you don’t find the film you want to see at one of the national chains, don’t forget to check out the smaller, family owned or independent movie theaters, too. For instance, Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth will be participating in this one-day only special.

If you want to take advantage of this deal, here’s the best link to find a participating theater near you: nationalcinemaday.org.

Here are just some of the films showing on Sept. 3 at various movie theaters:

  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Minions: Rise of Gru
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Jurassic World Dominion
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing
  • Beast
  • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
  • Bullet Train
  • DC League of Super-Pets
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Elvis
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • The Invitation
  • Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul
  • Breaking
  • Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Gigi & Nate
  • Orphan: First Kill
  • Jaws

South Florida Movie Theaters 

AMC Aventura 24

AMC Dine-in Theatres Coral Ridge 10

AMC Hialeah 12

AMC Pompano Beach 18

AMC Sunrise 8

AMC Sunset Place 24 – Miami

AMC Tamiami 18

AMC Weston 8

Cinemark Palace 20 and XD – Boynton Beach

Cinemark Paradise 24 – Davie

Cinépolis Coconut Grove

CMX Brickell Dine-In – Miami

CMX CinéBistro CityPlace Doral

CMX Dolphin 19 & IMAX

CMX Miami Lakes 13

Paragon CineBowl & Grille at Delray Beach

Paragon Coral Square

Paragon Ridge 8 – Davie

Regal Broward & RPX – Plantation

Regal Cypress Creek Station

Regal Dania Pointe

Regal Kendall Village IMAX & RPX

Regal Magnolia Place – Coral Springs

Regal Oakwood – Hollywood

Regal Sawgrass & IMAX

Regal Shadowood – Boca Raton

Regal South Beach ScreenX, IMAX & VIP

Regal Southland Mall – Miami

Regal UA Falls – Miami

Regal Westfork – Pembroke Pines

Silverspot Cinema – Coconut Creek

Silverspot Cinema – Miami

The Landmark at Merrick Park – Coral Gables

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tamarac Farmers Market

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Dream car classic in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Florida Renaissance Festival on weekends

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

South Florida Garlic Fest

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $17.00-50.00 | Wellington Village Park

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Sunday Stories

10:30 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Greek Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $5.00 | St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, February 6, 2023

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Comedy Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Noon Tunes in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | FREE | Stranahan Park

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Jazz at Jackson

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Perez Museum Floating Film

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

GOGO MOAD Art Making Workshop

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00 | IS Projects

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

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Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

FREE | Seminole Hard Rock

Night market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live entertainment in Pompano

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Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Tunes 'n Trucks in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | City Park

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free outdoor film in Weston

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Weston Regional Park

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

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Boca Raton Beer Wine & Spirits Fest

Discounted | Mizner Park in Boca

Seminole Tribal Fair & Pow Wow

FREE | Seminole Hard Rock

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Florida Renaissance Festival on weekends

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | $0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Family Fest: Rita Finds Home

1:30 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Free GOGO MOAD Family Art Fun

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Surfside Town Hall

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Deep Fried Funk in Weston

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

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