Saving money at the box office can be as tricky as the latest suspense thriller…or full of laughs like a comedy. However, we found 8 ways you can be a superstar saver at Regal Cinemas. Even those who must see a film on opening weekend can save a few bucks. The key is to plan ahead and be flexible. (However, Regal Cinemas seems to be making it harder for frugal film fans to save money, as they have stopped or changed some discounts in the past year.) We never pay full-price at the box office or concession stand, so we’re happy to share our money-saving tips and tricks with you. (Bryan is nearing 300,000 points on his Regal Crown Club, so he’s definitely our in-house expert.) Lights! Camera! Discounts! [Read more…] about 8 Superstar Ways to Save at Regal Cinemas
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. That means heading to the city, and locating the legendary — and reclusive — musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast. If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become more than a dog … more than a Rock God… he’ll be a Rock Dog!
MHOTC readers can attend a FREE sneak preview on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Landmark Greenwood Village. Kids are invited to come dressed in their pajamas. Balloon artists and face painters will be on hand. And everyone gets FREE popcorn and soda. To enter for your chance at an admit-four pass, click here. Winners will be drawn on February 20 at 5 p.m. and notified soon after. Passes will be delivered via email. Remember, even with a pass seating is not guaranteed, so get there early.
In the thriller Get Out, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with her parents. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. MHOTC readers are invited to a special advance screening on Tuesday, February 21 at Harkins Northfield. Here’s how this pass system works. Go here and enter the requested information. Be sure to type in MHOTC in answer to the question, “Where did you hear about this contest?” Then, click on “Submit.” Deadline to enter is end of day Sunday, February 19. Winners will be notified by email with screening instructions by noon on Monday, February 20. Remember, passes do not guarantee admissions. Preview screenings are always overbooked to ensure a full house, so arrive early.
The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is an inspiring, and energizing event featuring world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations and companies, topical forums and discussions and films for youth. Plus, it’s just lots of green fun with parties, exhibits and more. The Festival runs Thursday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25 at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St. in Golden.)
The opening night celebration is FREE on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Tickets are required — click here.) Plus, admission to the Eco-Expo is FREE on Friday from noon to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (For bird lovers, Wild Wings Environmental Education will host a “meet the birds” session with live Colorado raptors on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Eco-Expo area.)
For more information about the film festival, including the overall schedule and how to purchase tickets online, click here. A full pass is $38.79. A single-day pass is $19.89 and single screening tickets are $9.39 each. All prices include service fees.
Like blockbusters, but on a budget? If so, make Sunday your “movie day.” This “reel deal” is now only available at just one location — Meadows Stadium 12 (9355 Park Meadows Dr. in Littleton.) Every Sunday, the theater offers the chain’s Value Days promo. It’s the only Regal theater in Colorado to do so. (Note: Regal Cinemas just closed its Greenwood Village 12 location, unexpectedly.)
Tickets are just $7 each. However, I especially love the deal because it includes new releases — a rarity in movie discounts. However, there is an upcharge of $3.50 per ticket for 3-D, making those tickets $10.50 each.
A “Value Days” ticket at Meadows Stadium 12 is the lowest possible ticket price the movie chain offers (at least, here in Colorado) and that includes senior, student and military discounts, as well as coupons. It seems to be getting more difficult to find any deals on tickets, especially at Regal Cinemas.
Here’s an interesting freebie. Laura, Bryan & Claire are big fans of Broadway musicals, but you don’t have to go to New York City to hear musical theater. AccuBroadway delivers. It’s the first multi-channel Broadway radio station and FREE with no downloading required. Simply go to the website and the choose from more than two-dozen channels from classic to modern shows, or choose between decades or composers. We are listening to Chicago, while writing this post.
If you’re a busy film fanatic, now’s the time to catch up on all 9 Best Picture nominees without breaking your entertainment budget. (I’ve seen all 9 films and they’re each quite good for different reasons. To see which picture I think deserves the Oscar for Best Picture, click here.) Regal Cinemas is hosting a Best Picture Film Festival, from Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 26. For $35, experience all of the nominated films for 10 days leading up to Oscar Sunday — Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell Or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight. (If you do the math, each film will only cost you $3.88. That’s definitely some blockbuster savings!)
The pass allows you access to select show times in the schedule — click here. The festival offers lots of flexibility, as each film has multiple show times, during the run of the festival. (Non-pass holders may purchase tickets to any Best Picture Film Festival screening at regular admission price. However, why would you? With evening tickets costing around $12, you’re better off buying a full pass, given its value — even if you just see half the movies.) As an added bonus, Regal Crown Club members receive a special $5 medium popcorn and soft drink combo — each time the pass is used. Passes are now on sale at the box office. There are 5 participating theaters in Colorado: [Read more…] about Regal Cinemas’ Best Picture Film Festival — Just $35
Tickets are going fast! If you’re a movie addict, anxiously awaiting the Oscars, AMC Theatres has an event for you. This year’s AMC Best Picture Showcase offers you the chance to see all eight Oscar-nominated films on Day One: Saturday, February 18 (Manchester By The Sea, Fences, Hell Or High Water and La La Land) and Day Two: Saturday, February 25 (Moonlight, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge, Arrival and Hidden Figures.) The nominated films will be shown starting at 10 a.m. each day at Highlands Ranch 24, Southlands 16 and Westminster Promenade 24. A ticket pass is $32.50 and $37.50, respectively. (Save $5, when you buy a two-day pass — only available at the box office.) AMC Stubs Premiere members earn $5 in Bonus Bucks to use on each event day, when tickets are purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office of participating theatres. Then, sit back with some popcorn and see who takes home the big prize, when the Oscars air Sunday, February 26 on ABC.
For movie fanatics, this deal is definitely poppin’! Harkins Northfield 18 is once again offering its annual Loyalty Cup and T-Shirt promo. The program rewards frequent moviegoers with FREE popcorn and “cheap” soft drinks every time they go to the movies at the theatre in 2017. For $6, purchase a 2017 Loyalty Cup and sip on $1.50 soft drink refills. For $25, purchase a 2017 Loyalty Shirt and munch on a FREE medium popcorn. Both items are available while supplies last. The savings are in the numbers: If you get just two FREE popcorns every month (24 total), you’ll end up saving about $125 by year’s end. Of course, the more you go, the more you save. Plus, the sooner you buy it, the more you can use it for the year. Obviously, to get the offers, you must bring your cup or wear your t-shirt to the theatre…or, better yet, both for maximum savings. 8300 E. Northfield Blvd., Denver, 720-374-3118.
Harkins Theatres 18 at Northfield (8300 E. Northfield Blvd. in Denver) is showing a classic film every Tuesday night at a classic price. Tickets are just $5 each for the chain’s Tuesday Night Classics series — with each film starting at 7 p.m. Many haven’t been shown on the big screen in years! Here’s the current holiday line-up: November 29 – Polar Express; December 6 – Elf; December 13 – Christmas Vacation; December 20 – A Christmas Story; and December 27 – Die Hard.
We know this deal isn’t exactly “cheap”, but, if you love independent films, it’s a great way to save money. Landmark Theatres offers a Film Aficionado Ticket Book with 25 discounted tickets – only $8 per ticket. Yes, that comes to $200 per book. However, you’re saving more than 20% off regular ticket prices for a theater chain that rarely offers any discounts, promos or coupons. We like the idea of friends, family or co-workers each chipping in to make the discount book more reasonable for everyone. (Five people would only need to chip in $40 each to get five tickets in return.) Tickets can be used at any Landmark Theatre nationally (surcharge applies in New York and Los Angeles) at any time, including Friday and Saturday evenings. Plus, you can use as many as you want at one time. Of course, the only non-participating location is the Greenwood Village theatre, as is true with most Landmark Theatres’ promos or discounts. You can purchase the books at any box office or online.
Going to the movies with friends and family is a popular activity, but why not do it “on the cheap”? If you can wait a few months to see the latest blockbuster, check out what’s playing at Elvis Cinemas, a Colorado-owned discount movie theater chain showing second-run movies. Tickets are $3 before 6 p.m. and $4 after 6 p.m. Even better, sign-up for its Elvis Cinemas Newsletter Club and get a coupon for a FREE small popcorn. Arvada (5157 W. 64th Ave.), Denver (7400 E. Hampden Ave.) and Littleton (6014 S. Kipling Pkwy.)
Have you ever had a craving for movie popcorn at home? (Movie theater popcorn always tastes better than the stuff we make at home, right?) Thanks to Harkins Theatres, you can feel like you’re at the movies, while sitting on your couch. The movie theater sells a Big Party Popcorn to take home for just $10. Harkins Big Party Popcorn is available every day of the year and perfect for birthdays, office celebrations, holiday parties or any gathering with family and friends. We couldn’t find an actual size, but Harkins states the bag is, “Big enough to serve up to 10 of your friends.” Colorado has only one Harkins Theatre at 8300 E. Northfield Blvd.
With the 2016-17 theater season getting started, it’s a good time to remind theater lovers on a budget about the Denver Center for Performing Arts‘ ongoing $10 ticket program. (Here’s the line-up for the 2016-17 Denver Center Theatre Company season: click here.) For more than 25 years, taxpayers have supported the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), which has enabled the DCPA to offer world-class theatre and inspiring educational programs. Now called DCPAccess, the program doubles the reduced-price ticket program to provide access to more people and more shows — even the occasional Broadway production at up to 75% off. (Last season, we saw the Broadway musical “Once” for just $17.50 per ticket, thanks to the program!) You can purchase the discounted tickets online, in-person at the box office (1101 13th St. in Denver) or by phone (303-893-4100.) [Read more…] about Denver Center Continues DCPAccess With $10 Show Tickets
Hey, frugal film fanatics! If you go to the movies often, you’ll love the changes AMC Theatres just made to its popular loyalty program AMC Stubs. It’s now FREE to join. (Previously, there was a $12 annual fee.) AMC Stubs Insider offers lots of rewards and perks, including FREE refills, members-only pricing, waived online ticket fees, a birthday gift, exclusive screenings and more. You can join online or at the box office. (If you’re looking for blockbuster benefits, they’ve also introduced AMC Stubs Premiere with bigger rewards and more perks. However, there is an annual fee of $15.) For more information about the loyalty program, click here.