Like blockbusters, but on a budget? If so, make Tuesday your “movie day.” This “reel deal” is available at just one location — Meadows Stadium 12 (9355 Park Meadows Dr.) in Littleton. Every Tuesday, the theater offers the chain’s Value Days promo. It’s the only Regal Cinemas theater in Colorado to do so. (Holidays are excluded.) [Read more…] about Regal: $7 Tickets Every Tuesday at Meadows 12 + 50% Off Popcorn
Have you ever had a craving for movie popcorn at home? (Movie theater popcorn always tastes better than the homemade stuff, 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, any gathering with family & friends and, of course, movie night. 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. in Denver.
If you’re a regular reader, you know we love Regal Cinemas’ Regal Crown Club. (Bryan is nearing one million points!) Not only is membership FREE, but the club offers rewards, discounts and promos. Whether you go to the movies a few times a year or every week, you’d be foolish not to sign-up for just the savings. One of the best perks is members get 50% off any size popcorn, with paid admission, every Tuesday.
With the discount, a small is about $4, a medium about $4.50 and a large about $5. When going with family and friends, and for maximum value, get the large because it includes one FREE refill. Even if you don’t eat two tubs during the movie (can anyone?), get a refill before you leave the theater — a few minutes in the microwave and it’s hot and fresh again.
If you’re not a fan of crowds, Tuesday is the perfect day to see a movie in a more relaxed setting. (FYI – Fewer people go to the movies Monday through Wednesday. Duh!) For bargain hunters, go to the movies before 6 p.m. for matinée pricing for added savings.
If you’re not a member of Regal Crown Club, you can sign-up at the box office and access the benefits immediately — joining is quick, easy and, best of all, FREE.
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.
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.
There are three locations — Arvada (5157 W. 64th Ave.), Denver (7400 E. Hampden Ave.) and Littleton (6014 S. Kipling Pkwy.)
You don’t need to be a star to get the “celebrity treatment” at AMC Theatres, thanks to its two loyalty programs. If you go the movies often, you’d be foolish not to take advantage of the benefits. Going to the movies can be expensive, especially for families, so why not earn a few freebies along the way? [Read more…] about AMC Theatres’ Stubs Offers Two Levels of Loyalty Rewards and Perks
Belmar Cinephiles is a FREE film series that appeals to every taste and interest. Hosted by Belmar Library, the monthly Saturday screenings offer film lovers the opportunity to catch up with independent features, docudramas, documentaries and topical films that were limited in distribution. If you missed them during their all-too-brief runs at art houses, here is your chance. All showings are FREE, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and appropriate for adults 18 and older. Next up: Saturday, August 12 — Spotlight, winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture, about how the Boston Globe won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for uncovering decades of sexual abuse by Catholic priests. 555 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood.
There’s now a second location at Sloans Lake! If you have yet to experience Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton (7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.) and Denver (4255 W. Colfax Ave.), you should do so — especially if you’re a fanatical film buff. The Alamo is not your typical movie theater. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis by not only serving food and drinks, but also hosting unique programming and star-studded special events. They show first-run blockbusters, as well as many classic films, every week. It’s even more thrilling because they serve bottomless popcorn for just $7. (That’s the price of a small popcorn at most other theater chains.) You can add a side of herb parmesan for $1. Wait, there’s more! They serve it with real clarified butter, upon request. Mmm…butter!
Chomping on salty popcorn can work up quite a thirst. And, now, Cinemark Theatres is helping quench your thirst with a FREE refill on large fountain drinks, excluding ICEE and frozen drinks. (To review all of the chain’s concession promos, click here.) The offer is only valid on the same day and you must show your receipt to get the refill. If you didn’t know, AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas both offer similar refill deals on large soft drinks and popcorn — ask at the concession stand.
Year-round Swallow Hill Music holds Open Stage nights in its cafe. You can see the best of the best the third Friday of every month in the Tuft Theatre at 7 p.m. Best of Open Stage is a showcase of five artists, chosen from previous open stage events. Each perform a 20 minute set. This allows the performer to share more of their material and the audience to hear more that just a couple of songs. The event is FREE for Swallow Hill members, $1 for non-members. 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver.
Banking on the idea that music can bring people together, the Denver Public Library is hosting a series of FREE concerts at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and will feature world-class musicians from Denver and Colorado. These “Harmony Street” concerts are designed to foster community through music in Denver’s historic Five Points Neighborhood. The next concert is Saturday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m. and features Bluez House, a high-energy band fronted by gospel singers. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors will enjoying some outstanding music. Light refreshments are available after each performance. Upcoming Performances: April 8, Mary Louise Lee, May 13, Community Sing Along with Tom Riis and Austin Okigbo. 2401 Welton St., Denver.
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
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.
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.
We always get mixed messages from Regal staff. Apparently, there are a few locations still offering Economy pricing. We noticed the price change a few weeks ago, but could not confirm the change until now. Regal Cinemas quietly ended its Economy ticket pricing. The chain used to offer a discount for showings Monday through Thursday before 5 p.m. for movies that have been in release for, at least, 10 days. Now, all matinée tickets (excluding 3-D, IMAX and RPX, which are priced higher) are regular price — $9.79 for adults and $8.79 for seniors/children. (After 5 p.m., ticket prices increase by $2.) We don’t quite understand the reasons behind Regal’s changes (including the recent “improvements” to its loyalty program Regal Crown Club), given more and more people are staying home to watch movies. We love the movies, but it’s getting harder to find a reason to go with high ticket prices and the fact that most movies are mediocre. Note: As of now, Regal Cinemas will continue to offer its Value Days promo at Greenwood Plaza and Meadow Stadium on Sundays. Let’s hope it’s not on the chopping block anytime soon.