Cheap movie tickets in Sydney

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

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Dumaresq Street Cinema

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Sydney's cheapest cinema is still the Dumaresq Street Cinema in Campbelltown. All tickets for all sessions are just $7.50 – less than a third of the price of Sydney city cinemas.


Dendy Newtown

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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. If it's within a week of your birthday you can get a ticket for just $1 – nice.  


Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

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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). They also have 6 After 6 Student Mondays: $6 for student tickets after 6pm ($9 for 3D movies).


Ritz Cinema Randwick

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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.   


Event Cinemas - George Street

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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

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Tickets are $13 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

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

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