Top Movie Theater Deals In Connecticut

May 27, 2016 8:00 AM

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Going to the movies can become an expensive outing, with high ticket and food prices, but some movie theaters in Connecticut have special deals and promotions that movie lovers can take advantage of. A popular deal is reduced price movie days, where ticket prices are half the price all day long. Other deals provide discounts based on age, military or food selections. Plan your next movie theater trip accordingly, so you can save some cash.
Holiday Cinemas Stadium 14
970 N. Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 265-7069

Getting a good seat at the movie theater on a Tuesday night can become challenging at Holiday Cinemas Stadium 14. That is due to its popular Bargain Tuesdays. On Bargain Tuesdays each movie is only $5 per person. Recently the cinema has extended their reduced ticket price offer to Wednesdays as well. Come early to get your ticket and a good seat, the deal tends to draw in a large crowd even for being a weekday. Movie lovers can’t pass up the bargain.

Regal Branford Stadium 12
325 E. Main St.
Branford, CT 06405
(844) 462-7342

The movie theater in Branford, Regal Branford Stadium 12, is part of the Regal Entertainment Group. If you choose to go to a showing on a Monday or Tuesday you can save money from their food selection promotions. It is not a secret that if you plan to snack while watching the movie, buying food and drinks at the concession stand can be just as expensive as the movie, if not more. Take advantage of Regal Branford Stadium 12’s deals including 50% off popcorn on Tuesdays and 25% off candy on Mondays. In order to use this promotion guests must be part of the Regal Crown Club which is free.

Marquee Cinemas
314 Flat Rock Place
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-9692

What better way to test out the movie theater for the first time with your young child than for free. Every summer Marquee Cinemas runs a free movie series. It typically starts at the end of June and runs through the middle of August. The movie showings are at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Two movies are featured each show date. The schedule of free movies is released closer to the summer months.

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Apple Cinemas 
920 Walcott St.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 295-7777

There are times when you just didn’t have time to go see that one movie you were dying to see while it was in the theater. There are also benefits to waiting such as reduced ticket prices. Lucky for you Apple Cinemas in Waterbury, CT can cater to those needs. They have reduced admission prices of $6.75 per adult, $4.75 per senior, and $4.75 per child or matinee showing. They also have $4.75 movie days every Tuesday where guests can score a deal all day on regular movies, non-3D. Apple Cinemas typically features movies after they have been removed from major cinemas.

Mansfield Drive-In
228 Stafford Road
Mansfield, CT 06250
(860) 423-4441

Going to the drive-in theater has a way of bringing you back to a different era. For younger generations it creates a new and fun experience of watching a movie inside your car or seated on lawn chairs. The Mansfield Drive-In is already open and showing newly released films just like your typical theater does. They are open Thursday through Sunday. A snack shop is available on the grounds. Take advantage of their summer deals with a lump payment for each car versus each person. Typical admission is $10 per adult ages 12 and older, $7 for military discount, seniors, and children ages 4-11, and children 3 and under are free. From June to August the car deal is $20 per car which also gets you two movie viewings.

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