This Saturday (September 2) marks National Cinema Day and to celebrate the occasion, cinemas across London are offering discount ticket prices on all films at just £3. Three quid. 300p. Cheap as chips, essentially. And yes, that does include Christopher Nolan’s epic Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig’s smash hit Barbie.
A trip to the cinema is always worth it. After all, nothing can top watching the action play out on the big screen, whether it’s a crime thriller cloaked in mystery and suspense or a big dumb action number with joyous fight scenes. But it can also cost a pretty penny. Between the tickets, popcorn, and drinks you’re shelling out a few bank notes to make it happen. This weekend, though, that’s all about to change.
Not sure where to go? You’ll have to be careful that you don’t get caught out and accidentally head off to a cinema that isn’t participating in the day of deals! So make sure to use thishandy tool to find your nearest participating cinema and head down for a cut-price screening this weekend.
Participating cinemas include fan-favourite chains such as Picturehouse, ODEON, and Vue, alike. There are also plenty of other institutions celebrating National Cinema Day with £3 tickets. These include Crouch End’s Arthouse, the Barbican Centre, and even the cult-favourite Rio in Dalston.
What to see
For action fans, it’s the perfect chance to catch Equalizer 3. Denzel Washington returns to the role of Robert McCall as he struggles to reconcile the horrific things he’s done in the past. There are also a host of Hollywood sequels taking to the big screen, such as Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. There’s nothing like reuniting with an old cinematic friend, right?
And comic-book fans will want to take the chance to take in a double-feature of comic-book heroes. Blue Beetle finds college graduate Jaime Rayes in possession of an ancient piece of aliene biotechnology: the Scarab. While Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse continues the story of the smash-hit (and Oscar-winning) Spider-Verse saga of Miles Morales.
Also arriving over the weekend is Cobweb, telling the story of eight-year-old Peter who is plagued by a mysterious, constant tap, tap from inside his bedroom wall. His parents insist that the tapping is all in his imagination – but is it, really?
There are also a couple of animal-focused movies to take in – with very different vibes. Strays is essentially a road trip movie, but starring dogs instead of humans. Meanwhile, The Meg 2: The Trench brings the supersized prehistoric shark back to the big screen.
There are also plenty of family-friendly choices to make the most of the day. Join fire, water, land, and air residents in Elemental, say ‘hey’ to the Nintendo gang in The Super Mario Bros. Movie and greet the spooky residents of Disney’s The Haunted Mansion. Other animated treats on offer include Mavka: The Forest Song and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
But really, you’re just going to go and see Barbie again, right? We’ll be there too, for our umpteenth viewing.
Read more about National Cinema Day here.