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30+ Discount Movie Theaters in Southern California

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Are you looking for an inexpensive activity to do with your kids? Several movie theaters across Southern California offer discount admission starting at only $1.75 per person. Check it out!

Are you looking for an inexpensive activity to do with your kids?   How about taking them to a discount movie theater in Southern California?  Several movie theaters across Southern California offer discount admission prices.  In the summer, children and their parents can get in for as low as $1 per person, while other theaters in the area offer year-round discount tickets starting at $1.75 per person.  What a deal!

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Here’s a complete list of all the discount movie theaters in Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego for your enjoyment!

Discount Movie Theaters in Southern California

Are you looking for an inexpensive activity to do with your kids? Several movie theaters across Southern California offer discount admission starting at only $1.75 per person. Check it out! #movies #kidsmovies #theater

Los Angeles Discount Movie Theatres

New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles – $8.00 admission for double features

All shows are double features and your ticket admits you to both films.  General admission is $8.00 for adults / $6.00 for children under 12.

Regency Theatre Norwalk 8, Norwalk $2 on Tuesdays

On Tuesday admission is only $2.00 per person.  Matinees the rest of the week, starting before 6:00 pm, costs $2 per person.  All other times admission is $3.

Regency Theatre Valley Plaza 6, North Hollywood – $1.75 on Tuesdays / Sundays

On Tuesday & Sunday admission is only $1.75.  All other times it is $3.50 per person.

Regency Theatre Academy Cinemas, Pasadena – $2.50 matinees

Matinees starting before 6:00 pm costs $2.50 per person.  All other times admission is $3.50.

Simi Valley 10 Cinemas, Simi Valley – $5.95 matinees

All matinees are $5.95 per person.  Evening admission is $7.95 for adults / $5.95 for children.

Valley Plaza 6, North Hollywood$1.75 on Tuesdays / Sundays

On Tuesday and Sunday admission is only $1.75 all day for everyone.  Regular admission is $3.00.  Not only are tickets inexpensive, but the concession prices can’t be beat!  An all beef hot dog is only $1!

Vintage Theaters Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, Los Angeles – $6.50 bargain matinees

Los Feliz 3 has been around since 1934 and is an imitate and cozy experience which is perfect for a date night.  Bargain matinees before 5 pm cost $6.50 per adult.  Children under 4 not admitted except on Wednesday for the Me & My Parents matinee.

Orange County Discount Movie Theaters

Anaheim Hills Cinema City, Anaheim – $6.00 on Mondays / Tuesdays

Admission is only $6.00 all day for everyone on Mondays and Tuesdays.

AMC CLASSIC Woodbridge 5, Irvine – $4.99 matinees

Enjoy premium cinema at an affordable price, along with delicious and refreshing concessions.  Tickets prices are $4.99 before 4 p.m. and $6.99 after that for adults / $4.99 for 2-12 years old.

AMC CLASSIC La Mirada Movies 7, La Mirada – $4.99 matinees

Enjoy premium cinema at an affordable price, along with delicious and refreshing concessions.  Tickets prices are $4.99 before 4 p.m. and $6.99 after that for adults / $4.99 for 2-12 years old.

Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas, Brea – $4.95 matinees

Matinee pricing is $4.95 per person.  Evening pricing is $6.95 for adults / $4.95 for children.

Cinemark Century Stadium 25 and XD, Orange – $6.75 matinees

Matinee prices are $6.75 every day of the week.  Regular-priced tickets are a few dollars less than most of the other theaters playing the newest releases.

Costa Mesa Triangle Square, Costa Mesa – $6.00 on Tuesdays / Wednesdays

Admission is only $6.00 all day for everyone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Picture Show at Main PlaceSanta Ana – $3.00 on Tuesdays

Admission is only $3 on Tuesdays!  Regular admission price is $3.75 for adults before 4 pm / $5.00 after 4 pm.  Children (12 & under) are always $3.75, except for on Tuesdays.  The theater offers 100 percent digital projection and shows 3D films. 

Regency Theatres Westminster 10, Westminster – $6.50 on Sundays

Matinees starting before 5:15 pm cost $8.00 per person.  Evening shows cost $10.oo for adults / $8.00 for children.

Regency Theatres San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano – $6.50 on Tuesdays

Discount Tuesdays cost $6.50 for everyone all day long!

4 Star Cinemas, Garden Grove – $6.00 on Tuesdays / Thursdays

4 Stars Cinemas shows new movies for only $6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  $2 extra for 3D showings (some foreign movies excluded)

Riverside Discount Movie Theaters

Jurupa 14 Cinemas, Jurupa – $7.50 matinees

Matinee shows cost $7.50 per person.  Evening shows cost $9.50 for adults / $7.50 for children.

Palm Desert 10 Cinemas, Palm Desert – $8.00 adult matinees / $7.50 kid matinees

Matinee shows costs $8.00 adult / $7.50 children.  Evening shows cost $11 for adults / $7.50 for children.

Temeku Cinemas, Temecula – $3.75 matinees

All shows before 5 pm are $3.75.  All shows after 5 pm are $4.50.

Regency Theatre Towngate 8Moreno Valley – $2.50 per person

Matinees starting before 6:00 pm costs $2.50 per person.  All other times admission is $3.

Rubidoux Drive-In Theatre, Riverside – 2 movies for the price of 1!

At this old-school drive in, not only do you get two movies for the price of one, you can also bring your own snack and beach chairs.  The cost is $9/adults, $1/kids (5-9) and free for kids 5 and under.

Van Buren Drive-In Theatre, Riverside – 2 movies for the price of 1!

At this old-school drive in, not only do you get two movies for the price of one, you can also bring your own snack and beach chairs.  The cost is $9/adults, $1/kids (5-9) and free for kids 5 and under.

San Bernardino Discount Movie Theaters

Terra Vista 6 Show, Rancho Cucamonga – $7.00 matinees

All matinees are $7.00.  Evening shows costs $8.50 for adults / $7.00 for children.

Mission Tiki Drive-in Theatre, Montclair – 2 movies for the price of 1!

At this old-school drive in, not only do you get two movies for the price of one, you can also bring your own snack and beach chairs.  The cost is $9/adults, $1/kids (5-9) and free for kids 5 and under.

San Diego Discount Movie Theaters

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center, San Diego – $7.00 for first daily matinee

Centrally-located in Hazard Center, this theater has free underground parking, $6 – $8 movie prices, and typically shows one or two of the latest kids flicks.  The first matinee of the day is always $7.00 Not only do they have cheap seats for new films, they also have a $1 second-run summer series.  Don’t forget to check out the $6 kiddies tray that comes with popcorn, drink and fruit chews.

South Bay Drive-in Theater, San Diego – 2 movies for the price of 1!

At this old-school drive in, not only do you get two movies for the price of one, you can also bring your own snack and beach chairs.  The cost is $9/adults, $1/kids (5-9) and free for kids 5 and under.

Ventura Discount Movie Theaters

Buenaventura 6, Ventura – $1.00 on Tuesday nights

All shows are $1.00 on Tuesdays.  Regular admission price is $3.50.

Roxy Stadium 11, Camarillo – $6.00 on Tuesdays

All shows are only $6.00 all day on Tuesdays.  Any other day, matinees are $8.50 for all ages.

Century RiverPark 16 and XD, Oxnard – $5.75 on Tuesdays / Sundays

All shows cost $5.75 on Tuesdays and Sundays.  There is also a $7.50 special discount price for the first matinee showtime of the day that starts before 1:00 pm any other day of the week.

Children’s Summer Movies Series in Southern California

Are you looking for an inexpensive activity to do with your kids? Several movie theaters across Southern California offer discount admission starting at only $1.75 per person. Check it out!

Cinemark Theatres Summer Movie Clubhouse (Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura and Imperial Counties) – $1 per show / $5 for ten movies

Cinemark hosts a Summer Movie Clubhouse, a ten-week series of kid-friendly films at a discounted price, at over 260 participating Cinemark Theatres across the country.  The program brings some of Hollywood’s recent G and PG favorites to theatres on select mornings at a cost of only $1 per person.  A series punch card is available for $5 and is good for all ten movies, one card per person.   For a complete list of participating theatres, start dates, and showtimes, go to www.cinemark.com and click on the Summer Movie Clubhouse logo on the home page.

Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express (Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego Counties) – $1 per person

Regal Cinemas will offer select G & PG rated movies for only $1.00 on Tuesday and Wednesday for Regal Summer Movie Express.  Tickets are available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am.  A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.  The summer movies at Regal are limited to kids and their parents.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Regency Theatres Kid’s Summer Movie Series (Santa Paula, Ventura, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and Agoura Hills)  $1 per person

Regency Theatres offers a Kid’s Summer Movie Series on Tuesdays and Thursday in July and August.  Doors open at 9:45 am.  All shows start at 10:30 am.  Tickets go on sale on April 1st.  Face painting is offered at each show for only $1.  Snack trays are offered for $3 and come with popcorn, candy and a drink.   Visit Regency Theatre’s website for exact dates and times.

Do you know of a discount movie theater in your city that didn’t make it on the list?  Please let us know and be glad to add it!

Happy Field Tripping!

Jilleen

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