Some communities have Cheap Tuesdays at their movie theaters.
During September and October and possibly beyond, Williams Lake will have cheap movies on tap for the late show Sunday through Thursday nights.
If the promotion proves successful, Paradise Cinema’s owner David Hothi says he may be able to convince distributors to continue the program.
While other communities have Cheap Tuesday movie offerings, these events often come with crowded theatres, and patrons having to be turned away because there isn’t enough room to seat everyone.
As an alternative to Cheap Tuesdays, Hothi says Paradise Cinemas in Williams Lake has been negotiating with distributors for several months on this new program of late show film offerings.
“The Paradise Cinemas in Williams lake has been successful in negotiating an agreement with film distributors to enable us to discount the late shows,” Hothi says. “Starting Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 the community will be able take advantage of showings after 9 p.m. at a discounted admission of $6.”
He says the discounted admission will be in effect for the late shows Sunday to Thursday. A $2 surcharge will apply to all 3D showings.
The regular film prices are $9 for a regular film and $11 for a 3-D film which still provides a substantial bargain on both offerings.
“We hope this allows our valuable movie-going patrons and the community an affordable alternative,” Hothi says. “This new price is lower than Cheap Tuesdays offered in other communities and will give our patrons additional opportunities to see the movie of their choice rather than just the one day.”
Hothi says the cheap late show offerings include the full spectrum of adult dramas, comedies, 3-D and other film genres.
The cheap late night offerings kick off this Sunday, Sept. 2 with the films Lawless, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Magic Mike and Expendables 2.