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Here’s How You Can See 9 Oscar-Nominated Films for Just $4 Each
Whether you’re a total cinephile or just someone who really loves a good movie once in a while, this one’s for you.
Regal Cinemas and Cinemark have discount passes to see this year’s Best Picture nominees in the lead-up to the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, 2018.
See Oscar-Nominated Movies for Cheap
On Jan. 23, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its list of 2018 Academy Awards nominees. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture, including American comedy-drama, “Lady Bird,” horror film “Get Out” and World War II epic “Dunkirk.”
In years past, silver-screen junkies have scrambled (and paid through the nose!) to see all the Oscar-nominated films in theaters before the swanky awards show took place.
But these deals make it possible for movie connoisseurs to see all nine nominees for just under $4 each.
Here’s How to Get Your Passes to See All 9 Movies
Regal’s Best Picture Film Festival runs from Feb. 23-March 4, and you can purchase your $35 pass now through the theater’s iOS or Android app. Cinemark’s Oscar Movie Week, which also costs $35, runs from Feb. 26-Mach 4. Passes are available now. They might move quickly, so I suggest getting yours sooner rather than later.
Keep in mind, though, there are fixed showings for each movie, so make sure to check the schedule before dropping your hard-earned cash on this pass. You can find a schedule for Regal’s festival showings here, while Cinemark’s schedule varies by location of participating theatres.
Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and you’ll still have to stand in line at the box office and flash your pass to get your ticket for each showtime. Non-passholders can also purchase full-price tickets to the festival showings, so be sure to head to the theater a little early to claim your seat.
But don’t let that deter you from grabbing the $35 pass. Compared to the typical adult ticket, you can save more than $7 per movie, if you take full advantage of this offer. In fact, if you were planning to see just three of these movies in the next month, you’re better off getting your hands on one of these passes.
You can pick up your passes at Cinemark theaters as early as Feb. 16. The Regal Cinemas passes are stored in the app, so there is no need to pick up a physical pass, according to a representative from the theater chain.
If you were planning to watch the nominated films before Oscar night anyway, then scooping up one of these deals seems like a no-brainer.
Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her mom is the biggest movie fanatic she knows, so she’ll be passing this deal along!
Jessica Gray is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder and contributed to this post.