When it comes to entertainment, going to the movies is a classic choice. Whether it’s a big blockbuster or an indie flick, there’s something magical about seeing a story unfold on the big screen. But with the cost of movie tickets seemingly on the rise, it’s easy to wonder if the experience is worth the price tag. That’s why we’re taking a closer look at one of the UK’s most popular cinema chains – Odeon – to unlock the true cost of a movie ticket. From hidden fees to premium seating options, we’ll explore all the factors that can impact the final cost of your cinema experience. So, if you’re a film buff or just someone who loves a good night out, join us as we dive into the world of cinema pricing and discover how much an Odeon ticket really costs.
Accessing cheap cinema tickets has never been easier. Carry on reading for my guide on how to get cheap Odeon cinema tickets and cinema discounts across the UK. The prices are so cheap now via the use of codes, discounts or passes that the only thing you’ll need to worry about is the cost of the popcorn and Pic’n’Mix.
The cost of an Odeon ticket
The first thing to consider when looking at the cost of an Odeon ticket is the location. Prices can vary depending on where you are in the UK, with London cinemas generally being more expensive than those in other areas. According to Odeon’s website, the average price of a standard adult ticket ranges from £10 to £14. However, this price can go up significantly if you’re seeing a 3D or IMAX movie. For example, a standard adult 3D ticket can cost up to £19.75, while an IMAX ticket can cost up to £22.75.
The prices of Odeon cinema tickets can vary wildly due to a number of factors. The cost of London Odeon tickets is obviously higher than those based in more rural locations in the UK. There’s also a number of film format options and prices that will affect the Odeon cinema ticket price. As an illustration, I’ve included below the costs for a standard 2D viewing of a recent release at both a London Odeon and a non-London location. I’ve used my home city of Norwich for this example.
Odeon Ticket Prices
Generic “non” London prices (based on Norwich)
Odeon Ticket Prices
London prices for Odeon cinema tickets (Covent Garden)
Teen 13-17 years £5.75
Student ID required £5.75
Child 12 years and under £9.75
Teen 13-17 years £12.25
Student ID required £12.25
It’s also worth noting that Odeon offers different pricing for different times of the day. For example, a standard adult ticket for a screening before 5 pm may be cheaper than one for a screening after 5 pm. Similarly, some cinemas offer discounted prices on certain days of the week, such as “Super Mondays” where all tickets are discounted.
Of course, the cost of an Odeon ticket isn’t just about the base price. There are additional costs to consider as well.
Additional costs at Odeon Cinemas
One of the most significant additional costs when visiting an Odeon cinema is food and drink. Cinemas are notorious for charging high prices for snacks and drinks, and Odeon is no exception. A large bucket of popcorn can cost up to £6.50, while a large drink can cost up to £5.50. If you’re planning on having a meal at the cinema, you can expect to pay even more. For example, a hot dog and fries combo can cost up to £7.50.
Another additional cost to consider is parking. Many Odeon cinemas are located in city centres or shopping centres, where parking can be expensive. Some cinemas offer discounted parking rates or validation, so it’s worth checking with your local cinema before you visit.
Finally, there’s the cost of premium seating options. Odeon offers a range of premium seating options, such as “Odeon Luxe” and “Odeon iSense”. These cinemas offer larger screens, more comfortable seating, and sometimes even waiter service. However, these options come at a premium, with some tickets costing up to £28.
Factors that affect the cost of an Odeon ticket
There are several factors that can impact the final cost of your Odeon cinema experience. Some of these factors include:
– The location of the cinema
– The time of day
– The type of movie (e.g. 3D or IMAX)
– The day of the week
– The food and drink you purchase
– The seating options you choose
It’s important to consider these factors when planning a trip to the cinema. If you’re on a budget, it may be worth visiting during a discounted time or choosing a standard screening instead of a premium one. Similarly, bringing your snacks from home or eating before you go can help you save money on food and drink.
How to save money on Odeon tickets
If you’re a frequent cinema-goer, it may be worth considering Odeon’s membership and loyalty programs. The “Limitless” membership program allows you to see as many movies as you want for a monthly fee. There are also loyalty programs, such as “ODEON Première Club”, which rewards you with points for every visit and purchase. These points can then be redeemed for free tickets and snacks.
Another way to save money on Odeon tickets is by taking advantage of promotions and discounts. Odeon regularly offers promotions, such as “Meerkat Movies” where you can get 2-for-1 tickets, and discounts for students and seniors. It’s worth checking the Odeon website or social media channels for the latest offers.
Comparison of Odeon prices with other cinema chains
Of course, Odeon isn’t the only cinema chain in the UK. Other popular chains include Cineworld, Vue, and Picturehouse. So how do Odeon’s prices compare to these other chains?
According to a 2020 study by Compare the Market, the average cost of a cinema ticket in the UK is £8.06. Odeon’s average ticket price falls within this range, with the exception of premium options such as “Odeon Luxe”. Cineworld and Vue also fall within this range, while Picturehouse is slightly more expensive with an average ticket price of £11.50.
Odeon promotions and discounts
As mentioned earlier, Odeon offers a range of promotions and discounts that can help you save money on your cinema experience. Here are some of the current offers available:
– Meerkat Movies: Get 2-for-1 tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday with a qualifying purchase through Compare the Market.
– Limitless: See as many movies as you want for a monthly fee. Prices start at £17.99 per month.
– Family Ticket: Get discounted tickets for a family of four (or five for some cinemas) for selected movies.
– ODEON Première Club: Earn points for every visit and purchase, which can be redeemed for free tickets and snacks.
– Senior Screenings: Enjoy discounted tickets and free tea or coffee at select screenings.
It’s worth noting that promotions and discounts may vary depending on the cinema location and time of year. It’s always a good idea to check the Odeon website or social media channels for the latest offers.
So, how much does an Odeon ticket really cost? The answer, as with most things, is “it depends”. There are several factors that can impact the final cost of your cinema experience, from the location of the cinema to the food and drink you purchase. However, with a little planning and research, it’s possible to enjoy a night at the movies without breaking the bank.
Additional Cinema Ticket FAQs
So, how do the Odeon offers stack up against their main competitors at the time of writing this article?
Compared to Odeon, How much are Vue cinema tickets?
As a general comparison, Vue are cheaper than Odeon cinemas – that’s why I’m mentioning them here too. So if you’re lucky enough to have a local Vue cinema near you it is worth checking out their offers compared to your local Odeon. The Vue cinema near me is, in general, cheaper than the Odeon cinema near me due to the fact they offer a £5 “Any Film, Any Day” offer. This may obviously very county to county but it’s worth looking into their special offers and kid’s film club days.
That being said, even with cheaper general admission prices, Vue can still be undercut by Odeon deals such the the 5 Odeon tickets for £20 offer mentioned later on in this article.
Are there deals on Odeon cinema tickets to reduce Odeon ticket prices?
The usual deals available for Odeon cinema tickets or tips to access for free are:
- Groupon multibuy cinema ticket deals (£10 for 2 and £20 for 5)
- Cheaper access via the KidsPass scheme which is £1 for 30 days.
- Setting up Google alerts for “SeeFilmFirst” and “Weticketit” FREE preview screenings.
- Buy on Get one FREE via Meerkat Movies (see below or my article on How to use Meerkat Movies codes to get cheap Odeon tickets.)
For deals on Odeon cinema tickets look to Groupon?
For cheap cinema tickets, it is worth considering Groupon. In particular, for Odeon cinema tickets Groupon often have great multi-buy deals. These Groupon Odeon deals often allow a large family or group of friends to access the cinema for less. The most common deal available to users of the Groupon site are:
2 Odeon Cinema Tickets for £10 (This is a saving of £16.50 compared to the usual Odeon cinema ticket prices in London).
5 Odeon Cinema Tickets for £20 (This is a saving of a whopping £46.25 on the London adult prices for 5 of £66.25).
It’s worth keeping an eye out for “Local discount codes” too for Groupon as these can often stack on Cinema Deals.
Try the code WELCOME if new to Groupon for extra discounts on Odeon cinema ticket deals at Groupon. This code should work on other offers too on the Groupon website.
NOTE: Tickets outside of London for an adult can vary but if purchasing the 5 for £20 you’re likely to save at least the cost of one ticket from the five.
Odeon Ticket Prices – How the Odeon Cinema Tickets Groupon Deal works:
- Purchase the Groupon offer
- Receive an individual voucher for each individual ticket which includes a unique Groupon code
- Redeem the vouchers online at odeon.co.uk (vouchers cannot be redeemed in-cinema) and pay a 75p booking fee per ticket
- Each Groupon code can only be used once for one ODEON ticket
- If you are having trouble redeeming your code, try using lowercase text
Get a KidsPass to access discount cinema tickets for Vue and Odeon
The Kids Pass memberships are great to try for long weekends and holidays if you have kids. For just £1 you can sign up for a trial Kids Pass membership and gain instant access to 1000’s of family-friendly offers on the Kids Pass app! This really is ta great way to spend £1 as you could save far, far more than that in just one use.
If you’re planning a trip to the cinema? You’d save on average £10.34 on your cinema tickets*. Read our other guides to saving on cinema or getting a year’s access to £2.48 film screenings). Plus the KidsPass will save you money on a meal out, on big UK attractions and entertainment too. You can read more about the saving money on holiday activities with kids via this link.
*based on a family of four (2 adults, 2 children)
Is there another offer on cinema tickets for Odeon?
You can also get cheap access to Odeon cinemas via The Times. To do this you’ll need to become a member of Times Plus. Times Plus will give you lots of perks, freebies and discounts. For the purpose of cinemas, you can get 2 for 1 (or buy one, get one free) every Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
New 2-for-1 codes are released each Monday to Times Plus subscribers. These codes can be used once each week. It’s £1 for a 3 month trial of Times Plus, so well worth the £1
You can also get up to 40% off cinema tickets and either 2-4-1 or 50% off 6000 restaurants with a TasteCard £1 trial.
How to use Meerkat Movies codes to access cheap Vue and Odeon for less.
You can also stack Meerkat Movies codes at some cinemas allowing access to insanely cheap deals. To get access to a year’s worth of these deals you will need to purchase cheap single trip travel insurance. This can be as little as a few pounds and is only needed to get access to the code. Follow the guide below or read more about How to get Meerkat Movies 2-4-1 codes to access cheap Odeon Cinema Tickets.
- Get a quote for travel insurance
- Select UK > Single Trip > 1 Night/Person > No additional covers/conditions
- Remember this is, for most, a throw-away policy (we’re not interested in if being to claim on).
- You should get a list of providers, order by cheapest.
- Select the cheapest, pick and buy.
- Await policy number and enter it to access the app and a whole year’s worth of cinema codes.
Are there discounts for cinemas near me?
Often people overlook the local independent cinema deals. I googled the term “Are there discounts for cinemas near me?” and a handful of free screening and preview events came up. Picturehouse Cinemas are worth looking into if you have one nearby as they often have fabulous value live screenings of London shows and Operas too.