How to avoid paying full price for a movie ticket in South Africa

Like most forms of entertainment in South Africa, the price of movie tickets go up every year.

However, even as the price of a 3D movie continues its relentless march to R100 per ticket (excluding glasses), there is no reason to pay full price to see a movie.

Rewards programmes available through several Nu Metro and Ster-Kinekor partners can reduce the price of a ticket significantly.

Refreshment prices are another matter entirely – but when it comes to expensive popcorn and drinks, there is at least one programme that offers discounts.

The details below provide an overview of several of the rewards programmes available.

Rewards programmes for cinemas
Ster-Kinekor 2D 3D
TuesdayClub 50% off 50% off
Edgars R24 – R41 R26 – R56
Discovery Vitality R24 – R38 R24 – R49
Nu Metro 2D 3D
Wowza Wednesday R40 R50
Clicks ClubCard R45 R65
Momentum Multiply R22 – R40 R36 – R60
Sanlam Reality R15 R30
Vodacom Rewards R25 N/A

Ster-Kinekor Club

In addition to earning points for every movie you watch, the Ster-Kinekor Club offers a 50% discount on Tuesdays.

Once you have accrued enough points, they may be redeemed for a movie ticket.

Ster Kinekor


Discovery Vitality

Discovery Vitality members receive discounts on Ster-Kinekor movie tickets.

As Ster-Kinekor’s ticket prices vary by cinema complex and whether the movie is in 2D or 3D, Vitality’s discounts also differ by location, technology, and level of luxury of the cinema.

For instance, Cine Prestige (R72) and IMAX tickets (R68) are more costly on Vitality than the most expensive 3D cinema (R49).

Vitality only lets you watch a movie once at the discounted price. Standard booking fees still apply and ticket prices exclude the cost of 3D glasses.

Discovery Vitality


Edgars Club

The Edgars Club offers discounted Ster-Kinekor tickets that differ depending on the cinema you visit.

At Sterland you will only receive a R2 discount on a 2D ticket price, but elsewhere you can get up to a R30 discount on a 2D ticket, and R35 discount on a 3D ticket.

Edgars


Nu Metro Wowza Wednesday

These Wednesday prices are available to any Nu Metro cinema-goer, you don’t have to belong to a club to get them.

Nu Metro Cinemas


Clicks ClubCard

Click ClubCard members may get a discount on up to two Nu Metro movie tickets per day, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Clicks ClubCard


Momentum Multiply

Momentum’s rewards programme includes discounts on Nu Metro movie tickets.

Prices do not vary by location, but are based on the Momentum Multiply package you are on and your status within that package.

Momentum Multiply


Vodacom Rewards

Until 1 December 2016, Vodacom is offering subscribers 2D Nu Metro movie tickets at R25 each.

To redeem them, you have to visit a special online portal (nm.toget.me)

Vodacom logo


Sanlam Reality

In addition to offering discounts on Nu Metro ticket prices, Sanlam Reality gives members deals on refreshment combos.

Along with your ticket purchase, you can buy a medium popcorn and beverage for R20.

Sanlam


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