Every Tuesday, Cinemark Movie Theater in Newport News’ City Center and AMC Movie Theater in Hampton offer $5 standard movie tickets all day and night (3D, IMAX, and other special theaters have upcharges).
Both offer reserved seating, luxury recliners, and bars with drinks you can take into the theater. However, I prefer Cinemark for two reasons:
- Cinemark doesn’t require you to be a member to buy $5 tickets. For AMC, you’ll need to be an “AMC Stubs Insider” member; it’s free, but still an extra step.
- Cinemark allows you to bring food and drinks from its two neighboring restaurants (MyPi Pizza and Neo Kitchen & Bar) into the theater to enjoy during your movie, which allows for a better variety of options and pricing. Depending on your show time, you can get any specialty pizza at MyPi for just $6! If you’re in the mood for drinks, the theater lobby shares a space with Neo. You’ll always find moviegoers killing time before their showing at the bar. My favorite Neo combo is a beer flight and calamari, although it’s not the easiest thing to transport.
Now, one thing that AMC does have going for it is its close proximity to Dollar Tree in the same plaza. You know what I’m getting at here, people.
No matter which theater you choose, it’s a great deal given that evening movie ticket prices have reached doubled digits. So the next time you see a good movie trailer and want an affordable date night, family night, or night out with friends, plan for Tuesday!