Ster-Kinekor hiked its movie ticket prices towards the end of 2018, with moviegoers at some cinemas now paying 20% more.
This was the second price increase for Ster-Kinekor in one year, though its initial price adjustment was generally below inflation.
The second time round, however, the increases were all well over the average inflation rate from January to November 2018.
Clients at Ster-Kinekor’s more affordable theatre complexes, such as Sterland and Maponya Mall, were hit with a double-whammy last year.
They saw increases of between 8% and 10% in May, and this most increase saw their ticket prices shoot up by over 20%.
Nu Metro did not increase its prices again in 2018.
The tables below show how prices for adults compare.
The table below compares the normal prices at Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro cinemas.
Ster-Kinekor’s cheapest cinema complex is Sterland in Pretoria, while Nu Metro’s is Mountain Mill in Worcester.
|Ster-Kinekor||Nu Metro||Ster-Kinekor||Nu Metro|
Nu Metro and Ster-Kinekor both run programmes that offer discounts on tickets, as detailed in the table below.
|Ster-Kinekor||2D||3D||Cine Prestige (2D)||Cine Prestige (3D)||IMAX|
|Tuesday – Club||50% off||50% off||50% off||50% off||50% off|
|Pick n Pay Smart Shopper||R30 (3,000 points)||–||–||–||–|
|Standard Bank||Buy 4 tickets with gold credit card (or higher) and pay for 3|
|Nu Metro||2D||3D||Scene VIP (2D)||Scene VIP (3D)||Scene Xtreme|
The following must be noted with regards to the discount values above:
- Momentum Multiply – Discounts vary depending on your status in the programme.
- Clicks ClubCard – Valid for 2 tickets per day, Monday to Friday, and excludes Scene Xtreme, 4DX, and certain VIP cinemas.
- Sanlam Reality – Buy a medium popcorn and drink for R30 with every discounted ticket. Excludes Scene Xtreme, VIP, and 4DX.
- SK Club – 50% off one movie ticket on Tuesdays, including 3D movies, Cine Prestige, IMAX, and movies in their first week of release.
- Edgars Club – Maximum of two tickets per member, per day.
- Absa – Exchange Rewards cash for movie tickets at a discounted price. Includes up to 12 standard 2D or 3D Nu Metro tickets per year, 2 Scene VIP tickets, and 2 Scene Xtreme movies.