BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 02: People arrive to watch a late night film at Kino International on the first day that cinemas reopened in Berlin during the novel coronavirus pandemic on July 02, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is continuing to lift lockdown restrictions nationwide while at the same time remaining wary of possible further outbreaks. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

If you haven’t been to a movie theater in a little while because you don’t want to pay the price for a ticket, this weekend might be the time for that to change as movie tickets in SWFL will be just $3 and here’s where you can find them.

The Cinema Foundation, a non-profit branch of the National Association of Theater Owners, announced that Saturday is “National Cinema Day”, a discount day nationwide in more than 3,000 theaters and on more than 30,000 screens at major chains like AMC and Regal Cinemas where movie tickets will be just $3. Every movie, every showtime, every format.

Why $3 tickets?

Labor Day weekend has historically been one of the slowest weekends in theaters, and Cineworld, who owns Regal Cinemas, just announced a few weeks ago a plan to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and cited the lack of major new releases. However, this summer has seen a record-breaking return to theaters with movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Minions: Rise of Gru and Jurassic World Dominion and the Cinema Foundation president Jackie Brenneman said this is a way to celebrate moviegoing.

What movies are in theaters right now?

Some of the big movies that are in theaters this weekend are Bullet Train, Super Pets and Top Gun: Maverick. Other offerings include Minions: The Rise Of Gru, Thor: Love and Thunder, Elvis, Gigi & Nate, Where the Crawdads Sing, Orphan: First Kill, Beast and The Invitation.

Theaters Offering $3 Movie Tickets in SWFL this Weekend:

  • Regal Belltower- Fort Myers

  • Marquee Cinemas- Coralwood 10- Cape Coral

  • Regal Gulf Coast & IMAX- Fort Myers

  • AMC Merchants Crossing 16- North Fort Myers

  • Regal Coconut Point- Estero

  • Paragon Pavilion- Naples

  • Regal Naples 4DX & IMAX- Naples

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