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How To Never Pay Full Price At South African Cinemas

27 February 2019 | 0 comments | Posted by Che Kohler in Extravaganza

discounts at cinemas in SA

We all like to have a little downtime to unwind, relax and be entertained and way then to see the latest movie at your local cinema. As the saying goes, it's always better on the big screen, but for South Africans, big screens mean big prices. South African cinemas have increased their prices on average at around 10% per year according to both myboardband and hippo.co.za. Having to deal with prices like  hat often encourage us to turn to live home cinema or NetFlix and Chill.

Tip! Speaking of Netflix, if you love to streaming content and you're in need of some local flavour check out Netflix shows with a South African theme

Entertainment in South Africa doesn't always have to cost you more Madibas, so let us help keep our former president in your pocket a little longer with some lekker discounts on movies. We can't always live that extravagant life, and sometimes a little life hacking comes in handy once in a while. So let's go through the current discounts and rewards programmes available through both Nu Metro and Ster-Kinekor. 

Standard fares for South African Cinemas

We can't give you the discounts until you know how much you would usually pay. You need to feel that "eina" before you know the joy of not paying the full price. 

Ster Kinekor standard pricing

Tier/Location2D/3DPrice
Opera2DR121
NT Live2DR181
Cinema Prestige2D / 3DR154
IMAX2D / 3DR142
D-BOX2D / 3DR186
Nouveau2DR88
“Classic”2D / 3DR85 / R107
CapeGate, Blue Route, Bayside2D / 3DR85 / R107
Centurion, Ilanga, Musgrave, Northgate, Northmead2D / 3DR77 / R92
“Junction”2D / 3DR77 / R92
N1 City, South Gate2D / 3DR54 / R81
Maponya, Parow, Promenade, Newtown Junction2D / 3DR54 / R81
Promenade2D / 3DR54 / R81
Sterland2D / 3DR35 / R52

Disclaimer: We are not miracle workers so if you think you're going to get away with discounts on the entire experience. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. Snacks are an entirely different ball game, but there is hope with at least one programme that offers discounts on your movie treats.

Saving tip! When you do see a 3D or IMAX movie make sure to keep your 3D glasses with you after you leave and store them in your car or some place safe. You can always reuse them on another visit, especially the IMAX pairs which are a little pricer and more robust.

Discounts on movies with Ster Kinekor

Now that you know what full price at Ster Kinekor are, let's see what discounted prices look like

Rewards programmes for Ster Kinekor cinemas
Ster-Kinekor2D3D
Tuesday – Club50% off50% off
EdgarsR24 – R41R26 – R56
Discovery VitalityR24 – R38R24 – R49

Where to find a Ster Kinekor Cinema

Now that you know how to reduce the cost of your Ster Kinekor movie ticket, its time to find a cinema near you. These are the current locations for Ster Kinekor cinemas around South Africa.

Eastern Cape

  • Baywest

Free State

  • Mimosa

Gauteng

  • Bedford Square
  • Brooklyn Commercial
  • Brooklyn Nouveau
  • Carnival City
  • Cedar Square
  • Centurion
  • Cradlestone
  • Cresta
  • East Rand
  • Eastgate
  • Festival
  • Forrest Hill
  • Fourways
  • Greenstone
  • Irene
  • Kolonnade
  • Mall @ Carnival
  • Mall of Africa
  • Maponya
  • Newtown Junction
  • Northmead
  • Riversquare
  • Rosebank Nouveau
  • Sandton
  • Southgate
  • Sterland
  • The Grove
  • The Zone @ Rosebank
  • Vaal
  • Wonderpark

KwaZulu-Natal

  • Boardwalk
  • Gateway Commercial
  • Musgrave
  • Shelly Beach
  • Watercrest

Limpopo

  • Mall of the North

Mpumalanga

  • Ilanga
  • Secunda

North West

  • Matlosana
  • Mooi River
  • Rustenberg

Northern Cape

  • North Cape

Western Cape

  • Bayside
  • Blue Route
  • Cape Gate
  • Cavendish
  • Garden Route
  • N1 city
  • Parow
  • Promenade
  • Somerset
  • Tygervally
  • V&A Nouveau

Nu Metro standard pricing

Cinema2D/3DPrice
4DX4DXR175
Scene VIP (Tier 1)3D / 2DR140
Scene VIP (Tier 1)3D / 2DR125 / R110
Scene VIP (Trade Route)2DR100
Scene Xtreme3D / 2DR130
Standard Cinema3D / 2DR100 / R80
Mountain Mill (Worcester)2DR58
Mams Mall2DR39

Discounts on movies with Nu Metro Cinema

Now that you know what full price at Nu Metro is, let's see what discounted prices look like

Rewards programmes for Nu Metro Cinemas
Nu Metro2D3D
Wowza WednesdayR40R50
Clicks ClubCardR45R65
Momentum MultiplyR22 – R40R36 – R60
Sanlam RealityR15R30
Vodacom RewardsR25N/A

Where to find a Nu Metro Cinema

Now that you know how to reduce the cost of your Nu Metro movie ticket, its time to find a cinema near you. These are the current locations for Nu Metro cinemas around South Africa.

Eastern Cape

  • Boardwalk

Free State

  • Loch Logan
  • The Strip

Gauteng

  • Bedford
  • Clearwater Mall
  • The Glen
  • Hyde Park
  • Menlyn Park
  • Emperors Palace
  • Woodlands Mall
  • Key West Shopping Centre
  • Trade Route Mall
  • Parkview
  • Westgate Mall
  • Mams Mall

Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • The Pavilion
  • Ballito Junction
  • Galleria Mall
  • Cornubia Mall

Limpopo

  • Giyani

Mpumalanga

  • None

North West

  • None

Northern Cape

  • None

Western Cape

  • Grand West
  • Canal Walk
  • Mountain Mill
  • V&A Waterfront
Super saver tip! For the real bargain hunters you may also want to check out Picodi, Hyperli and other South African deal sites for discounts on movies, they often pop up with a special or two when you least expect it.

Tell us your movie story

Do you take advantage of movie discounts or do you skip the movies altogether and stream at home? Are there any discounts we've missed? Are there any cinemas we haven't listed? Let us know in the comments

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Disclaimer: Prices quoted in this post are subject to change, prices were correct at the time of publication

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