Cheap movie theaters on LI

Elwood Cinemas are located at 1950 Jericho Turnpike

Elwood Cinemas are located at 1950 Jericho Turnpike in East Northport. (Nov. 11, 1212) (Credit: Heather Walsh)

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Among food, family and friends, part of the holiday fun is going out to the movies. Studios tend to release some of their best films during this season, but seeing them can pinch your pocketbook.

Here are nine movie theaters on Long Island that offer discounts that can help cut down the costs of seeing the newest releases. Besides slashed prices on afternoon matinees, you'll also find across-the-board deals for screenings on particular nights of the week and deals that extend to the snack counter, too.

 

NASSAU

BELLMORE

WHERE The Bellmore Movies, 222 Petit Avenue, Bellmore

INFO 516-783-7200

REGULAR PRICE $9.50

DISCOUNTS Tuesday tickets are $5.50 for all films. If you get to the theater before 5 p.m. on all other days, tickets cost $7.50.

 

GLEN COVE

WHERE Glen Cove Theatres, 5 School St.

INFO 516-671-6668, glencovetheatres.com

REGULAR PRICE $10

DISCOUNTS All shows are $6 on "Bargain Tuesdays" (except Sony films and special features). Showings before 6 p.m. are $7.50 every day. Add $3 a ticket for 3-D movies.

 

MALVERNE

WHERE Malverne Cinemas 4, 350 Hempstead Ave.

INFO 516-599-6966

REGULAR PRICE $9.50

DISCOUNTS On Wednesdays, tickets are $5.50 for all shows. On other days, showings are $7.50 before 5 p.m.

 

SEAFORD

WHERE Seaford Cinemas, 3951 Merrick Rd.

INFO 516-409-8700

REGULAR PRICE $9.50

DISCOUNTS All tickets are $6.75 all day on Tuesdays and before 6 p.m. every day. If you want to see a 3-D film, it will cost you an extra $3.

 

SUFFOLK

CORAM

WHERE Movieland Cinema, 1850 Rte. 112

INFO 631-696-4200, movielandcinemas.com

REGULAR PRICE $8

DISCOUNTS The discount at this theater is in its regular daily prices: $8 for adults, $6 kids. Knock off two bucks for showings before 5 p.m.

 

ELWOOD

WHERE Elwood Cinemas, 1950 Jericho Tpke.

INFO 631-499-7800

REGULAR PRICE $8.50

DISCOUNTS Daily bargain matinees are offered for $5.50 per ticket before 5 p.m. "Super Tuesdays" feature $4 tickets all day (with the exception of Sony and Paramount films). Note: There's a $2.50 surcharge for 3-D movies.

 

HOLTSVILLE

WHERE Island 16: Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave.

INFO 631-758-9100, showcasecinemas.com

REGULAR PRICE $11.75

DISCOUNTS The number 7 is key on Tuesdays. Tickets are $7, and the concession stand special, consisting of small popcorn and small drink, runs $7. Plus, bargain matinees are $9.25 daily before 6 p.m.

 

MASTIC

WHERE Island Cinemas, 708 Montauk Hwy.

INFO 631-657-3297, island-cinemas.com

REGULAR PRICE $8

DISCOUNTS Shows are $6 a ticket on Tuesdays, or take advantage of the "2 for $20" special, which includes two tickets, two small popcorns and two small drinks for $20. Plus, all shows before 6 p.m. are $6 every day. Tack on an extra $2 a ticket for 3-D movies.

 

PORT JEFFERSON STATION

WHERE PJ Cinemas, 1068 Rte. 112

INFO 631-928-3456, mypjcinemas.com

REGULAR PRICE $8.50

DISCOUNTS Tickets for seniors and children are always $5, along with shows before 6 p.m.

 

THREE MAJOR CHAIN LOYALTY DISCOUNTS

1. AMC LOEWS THEATRES 

amctheatres.com

LOCATIONS

Garden City, Huntington, Levittown, Rockville Centre, Stony Brook and Westbury

DISCOUNTS Its AMC Stubs program costs $12 a year and gives film fans concession upgrades, waives fees for online ticket purchases and distributes a $10 credit for every $100 spent.

2. CLEARVIEW CINEMAS

clearviewcinemas.com

LOCATIONS

Babylon, Baldwin, Franklin Square, Great Neck, New Hyde Park, Manhasset, Port Washington and Roslyn

DISCOUNT Optimum Triple Play customers who show their rewards card on Tuesdays get two free tickets and up to four discounted tickets ($7 adults, $5 kids).

3. REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP/UNITED ARTISTS

regalcinemas.com

LOCATIONS

Farmingdale, Deer Park, Lynbrook, Ronkonkoma and Westbury

DISCOUNT Moviegoers can join the free Regal Crown Club to earn points toward free popcorn, drinks and tickets, plus concession stand discounts.

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