National Cinema Day: £3 tickets at Vue, Cineworld and Odeon - what you can watch in London

Saturday Night at the movies - who cares what picture you see if it’s cheap?

Cinemas across London will be joining together for one day on September 3 to celebrate National Cinema Day 2022.

The likes of Odeon, Vue, Picturehouse and Cineworld will be offering cinema tickets from £3 for one day only, including 3D and iMAX format movies.

With the success of Top Gun: Maverick acting as the post-covid kickstart that silver screens across the world needed, National Cinema Day looks to help recapture the once popular pastime of family and friends venturing to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster title.

Or in some cases some of the finest drama and art-house cinema that the world has to offer, all from the comfort of a cinema seat, surround sound and most importantly a group of likeminded cinemagoers.

Londonworld is here to explain what National Cinema Day is all about, how to claim those cheaper tickets and where in London will be participating in the event.

What is National Cinema Day?

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Idris Elba’s latest movie, Beast, is one of a selection of movies that make up National Cinema Day this weekend.

National Cinema Day is a celebration of the silver screen and one of the world’s most popular past-times, offering for a discounted rate the sites, sounds and big screen immersion that only a cinema can offer.

With tickets selling for as little as £3, a number of cinemas will be showing a mixture of recently released films, such as the new Idris Elba thriller Beast, alongside old favourites that may have not been screened on the big screen in many years.

One of which includes cinema legend Steven Spielberg’s iconic E.T: The Extra Terrestrial, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary and will see a special IMAX re-release.

The cheaper tickets is also a means to encourage groups to once again venture to the cinema, with movies ranging from family friendly affairs to the more cutting-edge works past and present for mature audiences.

How do I get cheap tickets for National Cinema Day?

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It is as easy as going to your local participating cinema on September 3 2022 and buying a ticket for one of the movies that is screening as part of the event. If you want to plan ahead, you can also purchase tickets online for September 3 and see the range of movies on offer at your participating cinema on National Cinema Day.

Those Odeon myLIMITLESS members will also see a double benefit on National Cinema Day as the cinema chain is dropping the usual supplement charge for premium screenings – and letting members watch IMAX, Dolby and iSense movies for no extra charge.

What cinemas are participating in National Cinema Day?

Alongside Odeon, Vue, Picturehouse and Cineworld, a number of smaller cinema chains will also be offering £3 tickets on National Cinema Day:

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What movies will be playing as part of National Cinema Day?

Cinema chains Odeon, Vue and Cineworld have released the list of movies that will be screening as part of National Cinema Day:

Odeon:

  • Beast (15)
  • Bullet Train (15)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (12A)
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing (15)
  • Nope (15)
  • Top Gun: Maverick (12A)
  • DC League of Super-Pets (PG)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (U)
  • Elvis (12A)
  • Fisherman’s Friend: One and All (12A)

Vue:

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (12A)
  • Fall (15)
  • Nope (15)
  • Beast (15)
  • The Forgiven (18)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (12A)
  • E.T: The Extra Terrestrial (U)
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once (15)
  • Thor: Love & Thunder (15)
  • Mr. Malcolm’s List (12)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Director’s Cut 4K) (12A)
  • Elvis (12A)
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing (15)
  • The Railway Children Return (PG)
  • Bajre Di Sitta (Rating TBC)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (Dubbed) (12A)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (Subtitled) (12A)
  • DC League of Super-Pets (PG)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (U)
  • Fisherman’s Friend: One and All (12A)

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Cineworld:

  • Beast (15)
  • Bullet Train (15)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (12A)
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing (15)
  • Nope (15)
  • Top Gun: Maverick (12A)
  • DC League of Super-Pets (PG)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (U)
  • Elvis (12A)
  • Fisherman’s Friend: One and All (12A)
  • Cobra (Rating TBC)

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