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Want to pay less to watch a movie? Here’s how to get cheap movie tickets.

Movie Price in Singapore (Photo Credits: Leo Hidalgo, via Flickr)

Watching a movie has been a favourite pastime of Singaporeans. In fact, it tops the list in a survey conducted by MasterCard where 75% of respondents has watched a movie at least twice in a month.

I would be surprised if you have not watched Ah Boy To Men or Ah Boy To Men 2. Their combined box office well grossed over S$16M and with ticket price creeping to an average of $10, that also means at least one in four Singaporeans would have watched the production by Jack Neo. Gone were the days where you can watch a movie at $4 a ticket.

If you are a movie fanatic like I am, you would have known that it would be the cheapest to get your movie fix on a weekday. Armed with your PAssion card, MasterCard or UOB Card, you would walk into a cinema to buy a ticket with confidence that you got a good deal.

But the question is: Can you get any better?

For the benefits of the like-minded people as well as those who only step into a cinema once or twice a year, I have compiled a comprehensive list of the four main cinemas in Singapore, comparing from movie ticket price on weekdays to weekend, prices across cinema and the best promotional priced ticket you can get with different membership card. Stop paying a premium to catch your favourite movie. Get your cheap movie tickets with your privilege card.

The ones highlighted in red are the best promotional priced ticket for that cinema while the one shaded in yellow are the best priced across all cinemas. For the majority of cinemagoers, we exclude student, children and senior citizens.

If you plan to watch a movie on:
Weekday (Mon-Thurs, excluding PH, eve of PH):

Movie Ticket Price - Weekdays Mon-Thurs

Cathay: If you own a DBS Black Card, pay using payWave and get another ticket for free. Valid till 31 Dec 14.

GV: If you own a HSBC Card, you can purchase the HSBC Movie Card and load it with $70 which entitles you to 10 movie credits. That equates to $7 a ticket.

Shaw: BOC World MasterCard matches DBS Black Card should you want to watch in Shaw rather than Cathay. Please note that it is only available to the first 400 redemptions in a month.

Filmgarde: No special promotion for standard ticket unless you are a student or senior citizen.
Friday & Eve of PH

Movie Price - Friday & Eve of PH

Cathay: DBS Black Visa Card is the way to go. Make use of the promotion before it ends on 31 Dec 14.

GV: If you pay using a VISA card, you get 4 movie tickets at the price of 3. This works out to be the cheapest if you watch a movie before 6pm. Otherwise a HSBC Movie Card loaded with $85 will do the trick. As you get 10 movie credits, each movie only costs $8.50 per person.

Shaw: Similar to weekdays, a BOC World MasterCard entitles you to a 1 for 1 movie ticket promotion.

Filmgarde: Standard pricing unless you are a student or senior citizen.
Sat, Sun and PH
Movie Ticket Price - Weekend and PH
Weekends and PH are the peak period and expect the price to increase.

Cathay: If you don’t own a DBS Black Card, but your service provider is M1, you also get a 1 for 1 movie treat! Valid for the first 400 customers.

GV: HSBC Movie Card is the best on weekends and public holidays if you watch in a group of 4.

Shaw: Likewise, a BOC World MasterCard entitles you to a 1 for 1 movie ticket promotion.

Filmgarde: Standard pricing.



*Please note that the prices for movie tickets are subjected to change without notice.

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