Here are some of the best movie deals, coupons, and discounts available right now at all your favorite movie theaters.
Updated for December 2019.
For your convenience, we’ve also created a page that highlights all the deals that movie chains offer on Tuesdays!
Matinee showings are often the best way to save money on tickets. Check out when each theatre chain offers matinee pricing here.
Top Movie Theatre Discounts in December
Here are what we think are the best deals at some of the theatre chains this month! This month it’s all about gift card deals! This is a great time to stock up on movie gift cards for yourself as well as gifts for family and friends! Just be aware that some of these bonus concession cards all expire in early 2020.
Here are the best gift card bonuses in December:
- Regal Cinemas offers a $10 concession card for every $50 gift card.
- Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern, and Showcase Cinemas are giving a $5 concession card with each $25 gift card purchase.
- Studio Movie Grill will give you a free movie ticket with each $25 gift card.
- Goodrich Quality Theaters concession bonus is available at all levels: Buy $10, get $2; buy $25, get $5; buy $50, get $10.
The 2020 Annual Popcorn Pails are rolling out! Here’s the sweetest deal so far:
- For a limited time, Flagship Cinemas is offering a $5 discount on the 2020 Popcorn Pail when you turn in your 2019 Popcorn Pail!
AMC Movie Deals and Coupons
December is a little light on the deals at AMC. Maybe because they know they will get customers with the new Star Wars movie, plus December is always a big month for movies, so they don’t have great enticements to get people in.
Many AMC deals are for Stubs members. It’s free to join (they do also have a paid tier), and you can read about all the benefits on our review of Stubs rewards.
You should always double check the Offers page on AMC’s website because they add new deals all the time, and we’d hate for you to miss out on a bargain!
AMC Stubs® Member Exclusive Deals
These deals are available to both the free and paid tiers of Stubs.
AMC Theatres On Demand Streaming at Home
AMC has introduced their own streaming service where you can rent or buy your favorite movies to watch at home or on your mobile device. Plus you earn AMC Stubs points for rentals and purchases! Unlike many of the other streaming services, there is no subscription required.
$5 Snack-size Gourmet Popcorn
For a limited time, AMC Stubs® members can get a snack-size gourmet popcorn for just $5 when they buy any traditional popcorn.
- Free Popcorn for a Year
- AMC Perfectly Popcorn™ is grown in the heartland of America from their unique blend of seeds. And it’s popped fresh daily just for you. Enter now for your chance to win a year of free popcorn!
AMC DINE-IN™ theatres now offer chips & queso or a brownie Sundae for just $5 + tax each with any menu purchase on Discount Tuesdays.
AMC Stubs Insider, Premiere, or A-List members can save big on Tuesday showtimes! Plus, Discount Tuesdays benefits apply when purchasing through Fandango or Atom Tickets. Just make sure you’re logged into your AMC Stubs account at the time of purchase to receive the benefit.
Tuesday Tickets & Snacks Deal
Pair a Cameo popcorn with your choice of a 21 oz. ICEE® or a Cameo fountain drink for just $5+tax on Tuesdays.
AMC Deals Everyone Can Get
Catch Pro Football Games at AMC
Watch Sunday football games on AMC’s big screens! Gather up your family and friends and enjoy the food, drinks and comfort at your nearest AMC theatre. Sunday lineups are released every Friday.
See Playmobil: The Movie for Only $5
All showings of Playmobil: The Movie are only $5 at AMC Theatres! Go on an epic animated adventure for only $5+tax! Join Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy), secret agent, Rex (Daniel Radcliffe) and smooth-talking Del (Jim Gaffigan) and friends in the search for Marla’s missing brother.
Gourmet Popcorn Tin
Give the movie lover in your life a Gourmet Popcorn Tin! Buy a $50 AMC Gift Card and get a Gourmet Popcorn Tin for just $14.99 +tax, regularly $19.99. Available in theatre only at participating locations.
$5 Coke and Popcorn for Teens
Teen moviegoers can download a $5 Coke® and popcorn deal and unlock a new, secret flavor at the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser.
Only at AMC Classic Theatres
The 2020 Bucket is Here!
Get refills on AMC’s Perfectly Popcorn for just $4.99 all year when you buy the AMC CLASSIC 2020 Annual Popcorn Bucket. AMC Stubs® members save even more on the 2020 bucket!
Star Wars at AMC
- Opening Night Fan Event
- Join generations of fans at the STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Opening Night Fan Event on 12/19. Plus, take home a complimentary collectible pin and get a $5+tax Cameo Combo coupon in your receipt email.
- Collect All Four Star Wars Posters via IMAX at AMC®
- See STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER each Sunday from 12/22-1/12 and receive an exclusive mini poster, FREE with your IMAX® at AMC® ticket purchase. Collect all four designs from artist Dan Mumford.
- All Nine Movies. One Epic Saga.
- Relive the STAR WARS saga at AMC’s marathon event, and be among the first to witness the conclusion on 12/18-12/19 at select theatres. Plus, get a $5 Cameo Combo, a commemorative blanket, collectible pin and more!
Regal Cinemas Deals and Coupons
Some of Regal’s deals are limited to participating locations. You should check the specific deal on Regal’s promotions page to make sure what is available at the theatre you’ll be visiting.
Crown Club Member Exclusives
Regal Crown Club Bonus Credit Offers
- Get 500 Extra Credits from 12/2-12/31 for any size fresh Popcorn and Coca-Cola Soda combo. Redeemable once per day only
- Use your Regal Unlimited pass when you see Jumanji: The Next Level at Regal IMAX 12/12-12/15 and get 2000 extra credits!
- Use your Regal Crown Club card when you see Little Women 12/25-12/29 and get 500 extra credits!
Regal Crown Club Weekly Deals
In October and November, Regal offered a different deal each week for Crown Club members at participating theatres. They quit posting their deals, so you’ll either need to download their app or subscribe to their email list to see if they are continuing this promotion.
Sony Movie Bonus
Regal Crown Club members who see multiple movies from this set of Sony Pictures titles receive additional rewards including extra credits and free popcorn! Members that see all four movies will receive a digital copy of the titles when they become available! Applicable movies are Charlie’s Angels, Jumanji, Bad Boys for Life, Bloodshot.
Lionsgate Movie Bonus
Regal Crown Club members who use their card when seeing multiple movies from this set of Lionsgate films will receive additional rewards including extra credits and free popcorn! Watch all four movies and receive a digital copy of the titles when they become available!
Season of Magic
Use your Regal Crown Club card when you see multiple movies from this set of Disney films and receive additional rewards including extra credits and free popcorn! Members that see all three movies will receive bonus Disney Movie Insiders points!
STX Movie Bonus
Regal Crown members who see multiple movies from the set of STX Film titles receive additional rewards including extra credits and free popcorn! Members that see all three movies by 12/19 will receive a digital copy of the titles when they become available! The 3 titles are: Hustlers, Countdown, and 21 Bridges.
Link Your Regal Crown Club & Disney Movie Rewards
When you link your accounts, you earn a bonus of 250 Regal Crown Club points, and 25 Disney Movie Rewards points.
25% Off Candy Every Monday
Get 25% off any candy on Mondays. Does not apply to concessions purchased via the ATOM Mobile App.
50% Off Popcorn Every Tuesday
Get 50% off any size fresh popcorn on Tuesdays with your Regal Crown Club® card! Restrictions may apply. Does not apply to concessions purchased via the ATOM Mobile App.
Extra Credit Wednesday
Download the mobile app and sign into your Crown Club account on Wednesdays to get 20 extra credits. (Valid once per week.)
Regal Crown Club Value Days
At select theatre locations, Regal Crown Club members enjoy discounted movie ticket prices!
Regal Deals for Everyone
PLAYMOBIL $5 TICKETS – NEW!
See Playmobil: The Movie at Regal theatres and get your tickets for just $5 each!
Regal Holiday Movie Classics
From Nov. 30 – Dec. 22, enjoy a Holiday Classic each Saturday, at 1pm local time for just $5 per ticket at participating locations! Or see one of the movies free by purchasing a series pass at any participating Regal box office for just $15 and see all 4! Crown Club members that use their card when purchasing the series pass can get a $5 small popcorn & small soft drink combo for each festival movie visit!
Regal Gift Card Bonus
October 28- December 31, for every $50 in Gift Cards purchased IN-THEATRE, guests will receive a $10 Concessions Bonus Card. The Concessions Bonus Card is redeemable towards concession purchases only (excluding any alcoholic beverages), and is valid from 1/1/2020 – 2/28/2020
Monthly Regal Mobile App Coupon
December offer is 15% off when you purchase 1 large popcorn, 1 large drink, and a pretzel or pretzel bites in the same transaction using the Regal mobile app.
Receive one free refill with the purchase of a large soft drink and/or large popcorn on the same day of purchase.
Regal offers special promotions for all members of AARP. Just show your AARP card at the concession counter to get $3.00 off the purchase of any size popcorn and soft drink combo. Cannot be combined with Regal Crown Club Rewards.
Any Candy For Just $3.00
All your favorite candies are just $3.00 with the purchase a featured combo.
Promotions and Sweepstakes
Regal always has a variety of sweepstakes going on. Check out their page to see what is currently available, and hopefully you’re one of the winners!
Star Wars at Regal Theatres
- Star Wars Fan Event
- Be among the first to see the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga with the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night Fan Event on Thursday, December 19 at 5pm! In addition to seeing the movie early, attendees will receive a collectible pin, lanyard and a free large popcorn!
- Star Wars IMAX Collectible Ticket
- Get a free collectible ticket (while supplies last) when you see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at Regal IMAX theatres starting Saturday, December 21! Plus, check out the back to find out how to get a free mini-poster of the ticket’s image!
- Star Wars Saga Marathon
- Relive the entire epic Skywalker Saga and be among the first to see the final chapter with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the Star Wars Marathon! In addition to the Star Wars Marathon and seeing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker early, attendees will receive a collectible blanket, pin and lanyard as well as a free large popcorn for just $55 (+tax)!
Cinemark Theatres Deals and Coupons
Cinemark reintroduced Discount Tuesdays! Check their discount page to find a theatre near you. Soon they will be switching it so that all their theatres offer the best discount on Tuesdays. Prices will likely vary by location. One change is that you will now need to be a member of their Cinemark Movie Rewards for the discount.
Other discounts are available for students, military, senior citizens, and family days.
Cinemark Movie Club
Members get 20% off concessions and one 2D ticket per month (unused tickets roll over) for $8.99/month (price may vary by location). This is different than Cinemark Movie Rewards, which is a free loyalty program.
One free month December special: give the gift of Cinemark Movie Club and get 12 months for the price of 11!
Early Bird Discount
Most Cinemark theatres are offering an extra discount for any movie on the first showing prior to 1pm. Expect an additional $2-3 off for going to the early show, so get out of bed and get to a movie to start your day!
Free Refill on Large Fountain Drinks
Get a free same day refill with receipt on a large fountain beverage and a large popcorn! Limited quantities available.
2019 Refillable Cup and Tubs
Available for customers to enjoy discounted refills throughout 2019:
- Refillable Cup for $9.50 (Refill for $4.00)
- Refillable 85oz Popcorn Tub for $8.00 (refill for $4.00)
- Refillable 130oz Popcorn Tub for $9.50 (refill for $4.75)
Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern Deals
2020 Ultimate Popcorn Tub
Purchase a tub for only $25 at select Marcus Theatres or Movie Tavern location and receive unlimited popcorn for only $4.25 per visit through December 31, 2020, plus your first fill is free!
For a limited time only – trade in your 2019 Ultimate Popcorn Tub for $5 off the purchase of the 2020 tub!
Sunday Concession Discount
On Sundays, Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern offer a 20% discount on food and drinks.
Limited Time Holiday Gift Card Offer
Buy a $25 gift card and get $5 in snack cash.
Concessions Deal for Magical Movie Rewards Members
$2 Welch’s Fruit Snacks or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at Marcus Theatres through Dec. 15
$3 Nutella Stuffed Donuts at Movie Tavern and Bistroplex through Dec. 15
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your family and Marcus Theatres! This December see classic holiday films back on the big screen! The best part is, tickets are only $6! Start a new holiday tradition with Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern!
Dec. 6 – 12
Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, White Christmas, and Elf
Dec. 13 – 19
It’s a Wonderful Life, The Polar Express, Christmas Vacation
Super Savers at Marcus and Movie Tavern
Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern provide great entertainment for less through their Super Saver programs as detailed below.
See the hottest blockbusters for only $5 on Tuesdays. Magical Movie Rewards members receive a free complimentary-size Popcorn, and more great concession specials like $2 Hot Dogs & $2 Candy!
On Thursdays, students of all ages & school faculty can enjoy movies for only $6 and get a FREE complimentary-size popcorn. Now at ALL locations!
Every Friday Marcus Theatre and Movie Tavern have special admission prices for anyone age 60 and over – only $6.00 for any show that starts before 5:30 PM.
All active and retired Military members can see a movie for only $7.50 at any time! Thank you for your service!
Star Wars at Marcus and Movie Tavern
Be among the first to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at the 5pm Opening Night Fan Event. Fans will be the first to see the movie, receive a free commemorative pic and a junior popcorn.
The Grand Theatre and AmStar Cinemas Deals
Save big every Tuesday at most locations. Every Tuesday, all seats, all day are discounted.
ONE FREE REFILL on a large popcorn and a large soda – any time, any day, any Grand Theatre or AmStar location!
ONE FREE REFILL of the Big 44oz ICEE or Arctic Blast on Friday nights.
Flagship Cinemas Deals
Premium Popcorn Pail
The 2020 popcorn pail is here, and get a sweet bonus. Bring in your 2019 pail to trade in for a 2020 popcorn pail, and get a free large drink! Buy the 2020 pail once, and refill it all year for only $4 per refill through Dec. 21, 2020!
Win a Free 2020 Premium Popcorn Pail on Twitter
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Dec. 22 Flagship’s Twitter account will tweet movie trivia questions. Follow and respond for chances to win a free 2020 Premium Popcorn Pail filled with movie swag and free movie passes!
Harkins Theatres Deals
Apply Popcorn Perks to your My Harkins Awards membership for $30 per year and receive a FREE medium popcorn whenever you see a movie with the purchase of a movie ticket. Can be purchased for each member of your family.
Purchase a loyalty cup for $6.75, and enjoy $1.50 soft drink refills every time you bring your Loyalty Cup to the movies through the end of 2019.
Tuesday Night Classics
Every Tuesday at 7pm see a classic movie for only $5!
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Deals
Each location of Alamo Drafthouse features different highlights, specials, and discounts during the month. Check the location nearest you for their deals!
Goodrich Quality Theaters Deals
GQT Rewards members always get 15% off concession purchases. And 30% between 4-6pm. Discounts exclude alcohol.
Showcase Cinemas Deals
Gift Card Offer
Get a $5 concession card for every $25 gift card purchase!
Free chocolate covered almonds, or Welch’s Fruit Snacks with an XCombo purchase.
Georgia Theatre Company Deals
GTC is currently featuring a classic film series called FLASHBACK CINEMA at select theatres. A different classic movie plays each week on Sundays and Wednesdays. No matter how many times you’ve seen a great film, there’s nothing like experiencing it on the big screen!
Theatres Without any Published Offers
The following theatres either do not offer, or do not list, any special offers this month. If you know of any, please let us know in the comments!
- B&B Theatres
- Bow Tie Cinemas
- Landmark Theatres
- Malco Theaters
- Premiere Cinemas
- Studio Movie Grill
- Regency Theatres
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