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Cheap movie tickets in Sydney

These are the hacks for getting to see movies cheaply in Sydney

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Nick Dent
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The typical film ticket costs $22 in Sydney – more if it's in 3D – but there are opportunities around town for everyone to get into cinemas affordably. Just head to the places below and don't arrive hungry – you definitely don't want to be shelling out for overpriced popcorn or a drink. 

Before you buy your tickets, read our most recent movie reviews. If you're keen to see a stage show, follow these tips for getting cheap theatre tickets in Sydney. Hungry for an affordable post-movie meal? Check out Sydney's best cheap eats.

Places to see a cheap film in Sydney

Dendy Newtown
  • Film
  • Newtown

King Street's popular multiplex has a few deals going. Tuesdays, 2D movies are $13.50 all day, while if you're a student your tickets are just $8 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If it's within a week of your birthday you can get a ticket for just $1 – nice.  

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Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
  • Film
  • Cremorne

Without doubt the grandest cinema in Sydney, the Orpheum has some grand discounts on Tuesdays, with the top price for tickets $13.50 (or $16.50 for a 3D film). If you're an early bird, they host a monthly Wednesday morning tea event that includes tea, coffee and biscuits. They also have 6 After 6 Student Mondays: $6 for student tickets after 6pm ($9 for 3D movies).

Ritz Cinema Randwick
  • Film
  • Randwick

The Art Deco Ritz Cinema is a joy to visit and the prices are anything but ritzy. The top price is just $16 whether it's a 3D film or not, and on Super Tuesday, all tickets are just $10.   

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Event Cinemas - George Street
  • Film
  • Sydney

Yes, cheap Tuesdays are still a thing at Event, when every ticket is $13. If you're a student you can get an $8 ticket on Monday, but you have to join their club.

Hoyts Broadway
  • Film
  • Glebe

Tickets are $16 on Tuesdays as you'd expect, and you can also become a member to unlock various rewards. If you hold an HSBC credit or debit card you can get two-for-one tickets on Wednesdays.

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Hornsby Odeon

Hornsby Odeon

Built in 1914, the dear old Odeon is one of the city's few one-screen cinemas. The top ticket price is $15; on Tuesdays, it's just $8; and if you can prove it's your birthday your ticket is free.

  • Film
  • Prospect

If you want to enjoy a movie with some privacy, drive-ins are a very cute, retro option. There'll be all kinds of old-school vibing at the 1950s-style diner at the Skyline, plus the tickets are only $12.50 each, or $8 if you join their club.

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