Ster-Kinekor vs Nu Metro – Movie ticket prices

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.

Price comparison

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.

Ticket prices 2D 3D
Ster-Kinekor Nu Metro Ster-Kinekor Nu Metro
4DX R186 R175
IMAX/Scene Xtreme R142 R130 R142 R130
Lounge (Prestige/VIP) R154 R100-R140 R154 R125-R140
Standard R85 R80 R107 R100
Mid-tier R77 R92
Cheapest R35 R58 R52 R69


Nu Metro and Ster-Kinekor both run programmes that offer discounts on tickets, as detailed in the table below.

Cinema Discounts
Ster-Kinekor 2D 3D Cine Prestige (2D) Cine Prestige (3D) IMAX
TuesdayClub 50% off 50% off 50% off 50% off 50% off
Edgars R27-R48 R30-R65 R96 R96 R93
Discovery Vitality R17.50-R42.50 R26-R53.50 R106.50 R106.50 R98.25
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
Wowza Wednesday R55 R65
Clicks ClubCard R55 R75 R80 R95
Momentum Multiply R30-R34 R47-R55 R66-R70 R77-R81 R77-R81
Sanlam Reality R25 R45
Absa Rewards R43 R54

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.

Now read: Massive movie ticket price hikes in South Africa

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