Summertime is just around the corner and that means warm nights, impromptu barbecues with friends, and opportunities to beat the heat by heading over to your local movie theater. Not only do some of the best movies come out during this time of the year, theaters know you’ll be heading over and are offering some great deals for you to take advantage of. There’s always your standard senior, child, and student discounts to be had but here are a couple of discounts worth taking advantage of. So if you’re looking for a value filled outing for the family or a fun date, read on.
West Wind Drive-In- Family Night
9619 Oates Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 363-6572

What better way to watch a movie with loved ones than in the comfort of your own car. With six screens featuring digital projection, you get the big screen experience without ever having to leave your vehicle. And for the time being, Tuesday’s are Family Fun Nights which means everyone gets in for just $5.25 per person. Pack your own snacks and you’re looking at a night out for well under $30. And for all you high school couples out there, yes you can put up your prom-posal on the big screen if you give them two weeks advance before you come in.

Regal Cinema’s $1 Summer Movie Express
8755 Center Pkwy.
Sacramento, CA 95823
(844) 762-7342

So you need to get the kids or the entire family out of the house for a couple of hours on a Tuesday or Wednesday? Regal Cinemas has you covered. For Sacramento that includes UA Laguna Village 12, Regal Davis Stadium 5, UA Arden Fair 6, and Regal Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16 & RPX. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from June till the beginning of August, on 10 A.M., certain movies are only $1. Although there’s no age restriction on who can take advantage of the deal, keep in mind that the movie selections are geared towards kids.

Studio Movie Grill- $3 Film Series Nights
5140 Commons Dr.
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 238-9000

You’ve heard all the hype surrounding Studio Movie Grill and want to try this food and movie pairing experience for quite sometime but never actually went? Hopefully, these $3 movie deals should change your mind. For select nights throughout the year, SMG is offering cheap tickets for some great blockbusters. That leaves plenty of disposable income available to try out their lobby restaurant or their in-theater dining experience. If you aren’t already convinced, check out their daily menu specials to whet your appetite.

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Regal Value Days Every Tuesday
420 G St.
Davis, CA 95616
(844) 462-7342

The same line of theaters that brought you the $1 Summer Movie Express has a movie deal every Tuesday for all their tickets no matter what time you choose. For pretty much most of the Regal Cinemas in Sacramento, Tuesday tickets are typically just $6.60. That includes Regal Davis Holiday 6, Davis Stadium 5, Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16, and Laguna Village 12. Keep in mind that holidays and opening days for new movies are excluded.

Cinemark Discount Days
9349 Big Horn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 683-5282

If Regal’s $6.60 deal wasn’t enough to get you out the door and into a movie seat, Cinemark’s deal will do you one better. Every Tuesday movies are just $6 all day long. This includes the Cinemark locations for Elk Grove, Century Laguna 16, Rocklin Blue Oaks Century at The River, and Sacramento, Century 16 Greenback. To further add value to your experience, sign up for the weekly e-mail for concession deals and download their app to keep track of rewards points.

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Paulo Acoba is a California native raised in the Bay Area and living in the Central Valley. He enjoys distance running, cycling and grassroots motorsports. He holds a degree in management from the University of California Merced. Paulo has been writing for since 2012 and covering the Fresno area.