The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

Best Deals on Movie Passes

I'm not exaggerating when I say the Cineplex Great Escape Movie Package and the Cineplex Child Adventure Movie Package were some of the greatest deals to ever hit Costco Canada. After all, where else could you get a movie ticket AND all the snacks you could want for less than $11?!

Unfortunately, these Cineplex movie pass packages are no longer available at Costco, and it looks like they don't sell movie passes anymore online, period. If you head to their Movie Ticket Packages page, you'll see it's completely empty.

I'm crossing my fingers and hoping this changes soon, because I'd love to see the Costco movie passes on sale again! But in the meantime, I figured I'd see exactly what other sales are out there (you know, besides Cheap Tuesdays), and I put together a quick guide to help you find the best deals on movies in Canada!

Get a FREE Cineplex Movie Ticket!

The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

Nothing's better than a free movie! Until May 18, 2018, you can score a FREE movie ticket when you buy a movie from the online Cineplex Store! To qualify, you'll need to have a Cineplex account and purchase one of these movies while you're logged in. After you've completed the transaction, keep an eye on your inbox (for the email you used to sign in), because Cineplex will send a promo code for your free ticket!

So how does it all work? You purchase a select Download-to-Own movie, and Cineplex sends you a promo code you can redeem at Cineplex.com for a general admission movie ticket at any Cineplex theatre. The coupon is valid until August 21, 2018, and you can see a full list of details and restrictions here.

See Cineplex Family Favourites for $2.99

The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

Cineplex Family Favourites are an awesome way to go to the movies without breaking the bank – especially if you're taking the entire family. Every Saturday morning at 11 AM, Cineplex theatres screen family-friendly movies, and tickets only cost $2.99 each! A portion of those proceeds also goes toward WE Charity.

Here's what you can catch on the big screen this spring:

  • April 7 – Paddington 2
  • April 14 – Pup Star
  • April 21 – Pup Star: Better 2gether
  • April 28 – Pup Star: Wold Tour
  • May 5 – Ferdinand
  • May 12 – Jumanji
  • May 19 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • May 26 – Peter Rabbit
  • June 2 – Early Man
  • June 9 – Storks
  • June 16 – Justice League
  • June 23 – The Land Before Time
  • June 30 – Despicable Me 3

Grab promo codes from Air Miles

The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

This is actually a pretty incredible deal. This spring, Air Miles is giving out promo codes for FREE access to select Cineplex movies! The process here is pretty simple. First, you'll need to sign in to your Air Miles account. Once you do that, you can claim a promo code for one FREE Family Favourites admission! You're limited to six promo codes per week from now until May 15, 2018. Once you have your codes, head to cineplex.com or the Cineplex app, choose your Family Favourites movie and enter the code at checkout.

Collect and redeem SCENE points

The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

If you don't have a SCENE card yet, what are you waiting for? This is probably the easiest and most popular way to save on Cineplex movies in Canada. You can sign up for FREE at scene.ca and start earning points to put toward free movies! Every 1,000 points you collect earns you a FREE general admission movie ticket, and SCENE members also get 10% off already-discounted Tuesday tickets!

Want to earn even more SCENE points? You can also sign up for the Scotiabank SCENE Debit Card (which lets you earn points when you shop and gives you 5,000 points when you open a bank account) or SCENE Visa Card (to earn points when you shop and get 4,000 points just for signing up)!

Refer a friend to CAA

The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

This one doesn't work in all provinces, but some CAA branches will reward you with FREE movies when you successfully refer new members to CAA! At CAA Manitoba, for instance, members who refer someone who then signs up for a primary membership will receive two free Cineplex or Landmark movie vouchers (depending on where you live)!

There are plenty of perks to being a CAA member that don't have anything to do with roadside assistance – like discounts on movies! Depending on where you live, CAA members can receive up to 20% off select Cineplex movie tickets when you pre-purchase them at a CAA location. The exact discount varies, so you can save up to 18% at CAA South Central Ontario but up to 20% off at CAA Saskatchewan.

Take the kids out for Sunday Funday

The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

Parents, this is an awesome little deal to save for a rainy day. If there's a Landmark Cinemas location near you, chances are you'll want to take advantage of this! Every Sunday is Kids' Day at Landmark theatres, and children 13 and under can get a movie ticket and snack pack (popcorn, a drink and their choice of candy) for $13.49 plus tax! This deal applies to every movie (not just "kids" ones) at all these theatres.

Score Senior's Day Savings

The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

Like Landmark Cinemas says, "A great deal never gets old." That's why, every Monday, they hold Senior's Day Savings at their theatres across Canada! Moviegoers over the age of 65 can enjoy an extra 20% off the posted senior's admission price. To sweeten the deal, seniors will also get 20% off their concession purchases! You can see a full list of applicable Landmark Cinemas locations here.

Try to win your way to free movies

The Best Ways to Save on Movie Passes in Canada

Okay, chances are pretty slim here, but why not give it a shot? It looks like Virgin Mobile's Tix-for-Two promo code deal is now over, but members can still enter to win free movies for a year! From Jan. 29, 2018 to Jan. 27, 2019, Virgin Mobile will select one member every week to win a year's worth of FREE movies! All you need to do is enter here.

So how to do you save on movie tickets? Let us know your tips in the comments!

22 comments

  • Laura D.

    Definitely going to stock up on the old adults movie night out passes. That's a huge jump. Although I do have access throughout corporate account to buy the individual passes for $8.50 so maybe I'll just do that... Agh

  • Carmen B.

    If you have an Alberta Motor Association membership, you can get discounted movie tickets.

  • Pauline B.

    Get a Scene card and start earning points. Even better, get the Scene Visa card and earn even more points. I have both and rarely pay for movies anymore!

    • Bargainmoose

      Likewise! I can't remember the last time I paid for a movie :)

    • Pauline B.

      I live in BC and my local Costco used to sell the adult night out tickets for $24.99, last week the price was $27.49, and today the price is $28.99. Crazy $4.00 increase!

    • Joe71

      Oh... Popo... You're  everywhere!!

  • Faye F.

    The kids package wasn't available at my local warehouse a couple of weeks ago, really hope it comes back!

  • Lisa C.

    Wow that's going to suck movies are expensive enough loved the adult passes for 25.00

  • Joanna S.

    maybe we should stick up?

  • Melissa S.

    looks like we should get some of the old ones tomorrow

  • Musel

    kids pass was 11.99 adult 28.99 in MB

  • Sandra R.

    How much are the passes at ama

  • Candy B.

    Cineplex movie passes have gone up in price at Costco warehouses to $29.00 . Landmark are about $22.00

  • Lindsay K.

    and now membership prices are going up too...

  • Nancy G.

    Kids passes are $11.99 in store now. In BC anyway.

    • Pauline B.

      Movie passes for adults are now $29.99 in BC

  • Linda H.

    I looked at my BC Costco and did not find any Cineplex movie passes available.

  • Tanya C.

    I liked buying the passes at Costco but they don't provide a code to redeem online when buying tickets online. So I have to make two trips to the theatre and get my tickets early.

  • Crista C.

    Well if your an AMA member you can still get passes there too cheaper then the new crap.

  • Marsha B.

    Kids pass was $11.49 for regular movie & snack last time I bought one

  • Rakhee

    in US they have moviepass for monthly $10 USD..why cant we canadians get these passes for yearly subscription for $90 yearly? Is there any movie pass thing in toronto?

  • sue1907

    Dont forget the March break movies in BC!

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