Depending on which day of the week you want to see a movie, many of London’s independent cinemas and multiplex chains offer special deals. Most discounts are frontloaded at the beginning of the week, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. If your local has a great deal, let us know in the comments box below and we’ll add to the list.
How to get cheap cinema tickets in London
Where to find great value cinema tickets in the capital
Cheap cinema tickets on Monday
Crouch End, East Dulwich, the Gate, Greenwich, Hackney and the Rizty in Brixton. £7 (£5 members)
The Picturehouse chain has utterly transformed what Londoners expect from the cinema, with its comfy-chairs-and-nice-glass-of-wine approach. They are not the cheapest cinemas in town. But on Mondays, most of them offer a Happy Mondays deal, with tickets at £7 (members £5). For Clapham, see Tuesday.
Shaftesbury Avenue, £13 (members £10)
Yes, it’s over a tenner, but if you’re in town on a Monday looking for a reasonably priced cinema, the Picturehouse Central has a Happy Mondays deal, with tickets at £13 (£10 members). Which is not too shabby for the West End’s plushest cinema.
Cheap cinema tickets on Tuesday
Up to a third off tickets in Vue cinemas around London
If you don’t mind signing up as a member on the Vue chain’s website (here) you can access the Super Tuesday deal, which discounts tickets by up to a third in all its London cinemas on Tuesdays.
Cheap cinema tickets on Wednesday
Cheap cinema tickets on Sunday
Kensal Rise, £2.50
Once a month on a Sunday, the lovely Lexi in Kensal Rise drops its ticket price to £2.50 (down from £11.50) for the 5pm screening. (Usually it’s the second Sunday, but check their website). The event is called Greene Sundays – it’s sponsored by a local estate agent. Tickets sell out fast, so book ahead.
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