It looks like it might rain this week and I don’t know about you but if it’s not a weekend and I have bored kids I want to do something that is simple, fun and well cheap. The movies are usually a good idea but it can add up quickly. A night at the movies has become painfully expensive. With prices hovering over $10 a person, it can really put a dent in your pocketbook. Thankfully we have several dollar/bargain theaters in the Southern California area. There are local dollar theaters in the Inland Empire, LA , Orange and Ventura Counties. I searched and searched and couldn’t find anything for the San Diego area. If you know of one in the area , please email me so I can add it to the list.
We love visiting bargain theaters because they’re inexpensive and if the kids became bored and we need to leave, we are only out a couple of bucks. Family films are particularly popular at these type of theaters, so it’s usually easy to find something for everyone. We’ve had a great experience and I’m sure your family will too!!
As of January 2008:
Los Angeles County
Academy Cinema – Pasadena – $2 before 6pm, $3 after
Cinemark Movies - Lancaster- $1.75 before 6pm, $2.25 after, $1.25 all day Wed
Redondo Beach Cinema 3 – Redondo Beach- $3 all day
Starplex Cinema – La Mirada -$1.50 before 6, $2 after, $1.00 all day Tue
Charter Center Theatre – Huntington Beach – $2 before 6, $ 3 after
Starplex Cinema – Irvine -$1.50 all day, $ 1.00 all day Tue
PictureShow@Mainplace Mall – Santa Ana – $1.75 all day, $1.00 all day Tue
Regency Towngate 8 – Moreno Valley – $ 2.00 before 6, $ 3 after
Temeku Discount Theaters – Temecula – $3.25 before 6, $ 4 after
Cinemark Cathedral City – Cathedral City – $1.50 before 6, $ 2.50 after
Regency Buenaventura - Ventura- $3.00 all day