Looking for a great deal on the latest arthouse releases, foreign films, documentaries and screenings of classic movies? The Music Box Theatre offers $8 matinee pricing for 11:30am screenings on Saturdays and Sundays, plus $9 tickets for the first screening of the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. And if you're a Music Box Member ($60/year), you'll always get discounted admission (usually $8) to nearly every screening at the Southport theater.
Like everything else, the price of a movie ticket just keeps rising. Thankfully, there are still some bargains to be found at the best movie theaters in Chicago, though you'll probably have to adjust your viewing schedule slightly. From membership programs at local arthouse cinemas to matinee discounts at neighborhood theaters, you can still score a movie ticket for less than the price of a drink at a Chicago cocktail bar. And once summer rolls around, you can even catch free screenings in Chicago parks. Ready to eat popcorn and sit through trailers? Here's where you'll find cheap movie tickets in Chicago.