Relive the Days of Cheap Movies on National Cinema Day With $4 Movies

BARBIE, from left: Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, 2023
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How much did a movie ticket cost when you were growing up? Like everything else, movie ticket prices have skyrocketed in the past few decades. Many people are opting to watch movies from the comfort of their own homes but there is still something to be said about the shared experience of watching a flick for the first time in a movie theater. National Cinema Day is coming up on Aug. 27 and to celebrate, many theaters are offering movie tickets for just $4!

The Cinema Foundation created National Cinema Day as a way to get more moviegoers to attend movie theaters across the country over Labor Day weekend. The president of The Cinema Foundation, Jackie Brenneman shared, “We wanted to do something to celebrate moviegoing. We’re doing it by offering a ‘thank you’ to the moviegoers that made this summer happen and by offering an extra enticement for those who haven’t made it back yet.”

OPPENHEIMER, Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, 2023

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Movie theaters took a huge hit during the pandemic and thanks to some exciting new releases this summer, they seem to be finally bouncing back. Brenneman added, “We look forward to gathering at the movies and celebrating an exciting slate of new releases and classics, from beloved family favorites and outrageous comedies to thought-provoking dramas and thrilling adventures. There’s something for everyone.”

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM, from left: Michelangelo (voice: Shamon Brown Jr.), Donatello (voice: Micah Abbey), Leonardo (voice: Nicolas Cantu), Raphael (voice: Brady Noon), 2023

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To see which theaters near you are participating, head on over to Fandango or your local movie theater’s website. Participating theaters should offer even the latest releases like Barbie and Oppenheimer for just $4 all day long. Even better, there are so many films out right now that are tied to childhood nostalgia including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Which movie are you going to see?

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