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National Cinema Day: The best movies to enjoy at a cut price on 2 September

Cinema audiences will enjoy movies for £3 on National Cinema Day. (Getty)
Cinema audiences will enjoy movies for £3 on National Cinema Day. (Getty)

National Cinema Day is returning on 2 September offering UK movie fans the chance to watch the latest films at their local cinema for a cut price for one day only.

Now in its second year, this annual event will bring moviegoers together to enjoy some incredible movies on the big screen for a small price: there's simply never been a better day to do a Barbie-Oppenheimer double bill.

Discounts vary from cinema to cinema, but most places are offering tickets for under a fiver making it the best weekend of the year for a trip to the pictures.

Here's our guide to National Cinema Day 2023 including the best deals and the best movies to watch.

National Cinema Day 2023 at Cineworld

Cineworld is offering all tickets in all formats for £3 on National Cinema Day (online booking fee applies).

For Cineworld's Unlimited subscribers, National Cinema Day will give free IMAX, 4DX, ScreenX and Superscreen tickets, plus an extra discount on its National Cinema Day Special: get a regular popcorn with a regular drink for just £4, or go large for £1 extra.

National Cinema Day 2023 at Odeon

Odeon is offering all cinema tickets on 2 September for £3 (or £4 if you book online).

MyLimitless subscribers will also get free tickets to Premium Large Format screenings, letting them watch IMAX and iSense movies for no extra charge

National Cinema Day 2023 at Vue

Vue is discounting ticket prices on all films to just £3 a ticket (with a 90p booking fee if you book online).

National Cinema Day 2023 at Picturehouse

The Picturehouse chain is also offering all tickets to all movies for £3

Check local listings for local offers as many indie cinemas and smaller chains will be running similar deals to the bigger multiplexes too.

The best movies to watch on National Cinema Day 2023

THE EQUALIZER 3, Denzel Washington, 2023. ph: Stefano Montesi / © Sony Pictures Entertainment / courtesy Everett Collection
Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 3. (Alamy/Sony)
  • Denzel Washington returns for move action-packed vengeance in The Equalizer 3 - in cinemas from 30 August.

  • US box office sensation Sound of Freedom arrives in UK cinemas from 1 September.

  • New horror film Cobweb arrives on 1 September if you're looking for chills and thrills.

  • Steven Spielberg's dino-classic Jurassic Park is being re-released on 1 September in 3D.

  • Or if you're looking to catch up on some recent hits Barbie, Oppenheimer, Blue Beetle, The Meg 2, Scrapper, Gran Turismo, The Blackening, and Strays are all still playing and are well worth at least £3 of your hard-earned cash.

🎟️ Best cinema membership deals

🍿 Odeon Limitless Membership | £14.99 per month:

  • See as many films as you like for £14.99 a month

  • Get 10% off food and drink

  • Exclusive invites to see films before they’re released

  • For full terms and exclusions, find out more here

🍿 Cineworld Unlimited Membership | £10.99 - £21.99 per month:

Watch a trailer for The Equalizer 3