Cheap cinema tickets
Movies cost a bomb in Sydney – but not here.
THE TYPICAL FILM ticket costs $22 in Sydney – even more if it’s in 3D – but there are opportunities around town for everyone to get into cinemas affordably. Just head to the places below and don’t arrive hungry – you definitely don’t want to be shelling out for an overpriced popcorn or drink.
Dumaresq Street Cinema
Sydney’s cheapest cinema is still the Dumaresq Street Cinema in Campbelltown. All tickets for all sessions are just $7.50 – less than a third of the price of Sydney city cinemas. à 2-4 Dumaresq St, Campbelltown 2560. www.dumaresqstreetcinema.com.au.
King Street’s popular multiplex has a few deals going. Tuesdays, 2D movies are $13.50 all day, while if you’re a student your tickets are just $8 on Wednesday. If it’s within a week of your birthday you can get a ticket for just $1 – nice. à 261 King St, Newtown 2042. www.dendy.com.au.
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
Without doubt the grandest cinema in Sydney, the Orpheum has some grand discounts on Tuesdays, with the top price for tickets $13.50 (or $16.50 for a 3D film). They also have 6 After 6 Student Mondays, which is $6 for student tickets after 6pm ($9 for 3D movies). à 380 Military Rd, Cremorne 2090. www. orpheum.com.au.
Ritz Cinema Randwick
Built in 1937 and now Heritage listed, the six-screen Art Deco Ritz Cinema is a joy to visit every time and the ticket prices are anything but ritzy. The top price is just $16 whether it’s a 3D film or not, and on Super Tuesday, all tickets are just $10. 43-47 St Pauls St, Randwick 2031. www.ritzcinema.com.au.
Event Cinemas George Street
Yes, cheap Tuesdays are still a thing at all Event Cinemas, when every ticket is $13. If you’re a student you can get an $8 ticket on Monday, but you have to join their club. 505-525 George St, Sydney 2000. www.eventcinemas.com.au.
Tickets are $13 on Tuesdays as you’d expect, and you can also become a member to unlock various rewards. If you hold an HSBC credit or debit card you can get two-for-one tickets on Wednesdays. Broadway Shopping Centre, Cnr Bay St & Greek St, Glebe 2037. www.hoyts.com.au.
Built in 1914, the dear old Odeon is one of the city’s few onescreen cinemas. Top ticket price is $15; on Tuesdays, it’s just $8; and if you can prove it’s your birthday your ticket is free. 155 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby 2077. www.hornsbyodeoncinema.com.au.
Ritz Cinema Randwick