Cinemas To Offer £3 Tickets For National Cinema Day
Daniel Kaluuya as OJ in NOPE
Daniel Kaluuya as OJ in NOPE, written and directed by Jordan Peele. Credit: Universal Pictures

Cinemas To Offer £3 Tickets For National Cinema Day

Caitlin Hamill September 1, 2022

Cinemas across the country are slashing ticket prices this weekend to celebrate National Cinema Day. Film fanatics can make their way down to their local Vue, Odeon and Cineworld, where tickets will be just £3 to commemorate the occasion.

The offer will be taking place on September 3 – also known as National Cinema Day. Chains are offering the chance to see the latest blockbusters such as Jordan Peele’s Nope and the star studded Bullet Train in any format. Always wanted to see a film in IMAX, 4DX, 3D or ScreenX, but couldn’t justify the price? Now is your chance.

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru/YouTube/Universal Pictures.

Why is National Cinema Day A Thing?

Speaking to Screen about the campaign, Phil Clapp, who is chief executive of the UK Cinema Association said: ‘we wanted to mark the recovery of the sector after what’s been an undoubtedly challenging couple of years’.

The campaign titled ‘big screen, small price’, is set out to make cinema more affordable for all. Vue state: ‘we want to make sure that everyone can enjoy the magic of the big screen without breaking the bank’. Meanwhile, Odeon‘s mission is to ‘let everyone enjoy the thrill of the big screen, regardless of their budget’. 

A booking fee will incur when buying tickets online – this is 90p with Vue, 95p with Odeon and 75p with Cineworld. The booking fee is not applied when buying tickets in person.

What Films Can I see?

See the epic re-release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which features ten minutes of unseen footage, or the hilarious Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Some cinemas are even showing major throwback films, such as Finding Nemo and E.T. Or, if you’ve not yet got round to seeing Austin Butler’s highly acclaimed performance in Elvis, now’s your chance.

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Caitlin is a freelance journalist who is currently studying journalism at Kingston University. She is an expert in entertainment news - especially music and film. Nominated for Most Promising Journalist in her first year, she has nothing but passion for writing.