national cinema day

Everyone on TikTok is talking about National Cinema Day, so what actually is it?

£3 movie tickets this Saturday? Hell yeah

Right now all I’m seeing over my TikTok FYP is people talking about National Cinema Day and how you can get mega cheap tickets this Saturday. The hashtag has over eight million views with people from all over the world talking about the deal. But is it actually a legit thing? Turns out yes.

National Cinema Day is an annual event where for the first time it appears hundreds of cinemas across the UK and Ireland will be offering cinema tickets for just £3 this Saturday 3rd September.

The event was created by a collective of film industry boards including Cinema First, Film Distributors’ Association and the UK Cinema Association. Why they decided 3rd September is the exact date we should all celebrate cinema is a mystery, however the chair of Cinema First Iain Jacob said they wanted to allow people to enjoy the cinema experience at a cheaper cost, particularly during the cost of living crisis.

He said: “There seems no better time than now to celebrate UK cinema-going, one of the nation’s favourite out-of-home leisure activities. Coming off the back of a very strong summer for the sector and looking forward to further film highlights over the rest of the year, we wanted to give everyone a chance to enjoy the big screen experience.

“While all the evidence confirms that cinema-going is amongst the most low-cost, best value-for-money leisure opportunities, we also of course recognise that there are significant impacts on household finances, brought about by the current cost of living crisis and wanted to do our bit to make a trip to the cinema even more affordable for the whole family. We look forward to National Cinema Day being a huge success.”

So where can you access the £3 tickets on National Cinema Day? These are all the venues taking part:

• Vue

• Odeon

• Cineworld

• Picturehouse Cinemas

• Showcase

• Empire Cinemas

• Scott Cinemas

You can find your nearest cinema taking part in the offer by heading to 

What movies are on offer this National Cinema Day?

Depending on your local cinema there will be a variety of films on offer including Jordan Peele’s Nope, Idris Elba’s newest movie Beast, the Elvis movie starring Austin Butler and Where The Crawdads Sing starring Daisy Edgar-Jones.

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