There’s good news for anyone who avoids the movies because of the ticket prices: you can watch a movie for just $3 this weekend on the occasion of National Cinema Day.
Unfortunately, attending a movie in a theatre has become pricey in recent years, not to mention the outrageous charges for snacks and beverages.
The one-day event will include all movies at all showtimes at participating theatres throughout the day on Saturday.
The entire Saturday day at participating theatres will be dedicated to the one-day event, including all films at all showtimes.
All leading theatre chains have committed to participating, including Cineplex, Cinemas Guzzo, Cinemas Cine Enterprise, Imagine Cinemas, Landmark, and Magic Lantern Theatres.
At least three independent theatres in Ontario are set to participate, including Film.ca Cinema, Highland Cinemas and The Westdale, though none in Toronto as of yet.
Although there are currently none in Toronto, at least three indie theatres in Ontario, including Film.ca Cinema, Highland Cinemas, and The Westdale, are scheduled to participate.
However, the list is anticipated to expand, so check back to see if your neighbourhood theatre has joined the event.
In a statement, Nuria Bronfman, Executive Director of MTAC, said, “Movie-going is returning, and it is amazing to see our industry coming together and rallying around National Cinema Day.”
“Nothing matches watching movies together with friends and family at a theatre. We are excited to join our colleagues in the US in thanking movie lovers across the country for their support and celebrating great movies and the thrill of the big screen experience.”
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