How Much Does a Matinee Movie Ticket Cost?

A matinee movie has been a great money saver for those who don’t want to pay the high prices of an evening movie.  Seeing a movie on a weekday afternoon when the theater isn’t busy is known as a matinee.  Matinee movie tickets cost less than the standard ticket prices, and the movie theaters do this as a way to attract moviegoers to watch the movie during off-peak hours, usually during the afternoon.

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How much is it?

Theater BrandPrice for Matinee
Alamo Drafthouse- General: $6.99
AMC- General: $6 to $8
Carmike- General; $5
Cinemark - General: $6.50
Cobb Theater- General: $8
Emagine- General: $6
Goodrich Theaters- General: $7.25
Harkins- General: $8 (adult) / $6.50 (child)
Marcus Theaters- General: $8 to $9, depending on location
3D: $11 to $12, depending on location
NCG Cinema- General: $6
Regal- General: $4
Regency- General: $2
Studio Movie Grill- General: $6

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