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Last updated: 17 Feb 2015
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Vue logoVue Cinemas 2for1 Wednesdays2for1 tickets for Orange/EE customers every Wed in March

Weds only

For years the Orange/EE Wednesdays promotion has offered 2for1 cinema tickets to its customers on Wednesdays. This ends on Wed 25 Feb, but Vue Cinemas is offering 2for1 cinema tickets every Wednesday in March for Orange/EE mobile or broadband customers. The offer is available at most Vue cinemas - see 'more info' for exclusions.

Either text ‘2for1′ and your email address to 51055, or go online to Vue and fill in your details. You’ll be sent a unique code to use when buying tickets online or at the cinema box office. Texts will cost your standard network rate. 

Vue says the offer is only for Orange/EE mobile or broadband customers, but we have heard reports from people on other networks who have managed to get the code. This is likely to breach the terms and conditions of the offer however.

More info

The code is valid on standard 2D screenings but you can pay the additional cost to upgrade to a 3D screening or VIP seats. You’ll need to buy tickets on the Wednesday of your visit, as you can’t use this code to buy them in advance. 

By applying for the code, you’ll be opting in to be sent marketing emails and texts. Vue says you can opt out of these by texting ‘STOP’ to 51055, which is also charged at your standard network rate. 

Leamington Spa, Gateshead, York and Cramlington cinemas are excluded.

This usually works out as a pretty good deal if you’re buying two tickets at the same price, as you’re effectively getting 50% off. Remember though, you may be able to save more with other cinema deals, so always check our Cheap Cinema Tickets guide first.

PizzaExpress logoPizzaExpress 2for1 WednesdaysCode for mains and dough balls, incl takeaway

Weds only

If you love to grab a pizza the MoneySaving action, PizzaExpress is offering 2for1 every Wednesday until Wed 18 Mar. Just fill in your details online at PizzaExpress to get a code which will get you 2for1 main courses (the cheapest will be free) and 2for1 dough balls. You can use the code in restaurants and on takeaways, but not when you order online with click and collect.

This deal was originally part of the Orange/EE 2for1 Wednesdays promotion, but now everyone can get it for a limited time.

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The code, which will be emailed to you as well as shown on screen, is valid on any Wednesday until Wed 18 Mar, but can only be used once. So you'll need to claim a different code for each week if you're planning to use the offer more than once. 

You can use more than one code per table, so if there's four of you it's worth getting two codes to save the most money. 

You can't use this offer in conjunction with any other offer, discount or set menu, including Tesco or Nectar vouchers, Express Lunch, and Piccolo menus.

Odeon logo£28 for 5 Odeon cinema tix (selected films only)Usually up to £16/ticket, multiple visits allowed. Incl London

Until 2 April

You can get five Odeon cinema tickets for £24.99 (plus £2.95 delivery), online at Odeon until Thu 2 Apr, for 13 selected award-nominated films. Better still, you don't have to use them in one go and they can be used by different people – so they're great for a family outing.

Which films can you see with the tickets?

Boyhood, Gone Girl, Interstellar, Mr Turner, The Imitation Game, Unbroken, Exodus, The Theory of Everything, Birdman, Foxcatcher, Wild, Whiplash, Selma.

Before you buy, is it worth it for you?

Full-price on-the-door tickets usually cost £4-£16. As this offer gets tickets for £5.60 each, that means it usually works out cheaper, providing you will use all the tickets before the date runs out. But beware, a few Odeons do have cheaper tickets for specialist showings, so check prices at your local cinema before buying this deal.

If you’re not planning on visiting a London cinema and don’t fancy any of the 13 selected films, Mighty Deals is currently offering £5 Odeon cinema tickets.

Odeon says the packs are available while stocks last. We've asked how many are left in stock, but it hasn't got back to us yet. It's possible they could sell out before the deal is due to end, so go quick if you want one.

The tickets are valid at all Odeon cinemas in the UK, except the Lounge at Whiteleys and the BFI IMAX.

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Cineworld logoCineworld £1.35/£1.50 films for kidsWith free myCineworld account. School holidays and weekends

Mornings

Keep your nippers (and yourself) amused on weekend and school holiday mornings with Movies For Juniors kids’ films at Cineworld. It’s £1.35 per showing, per person (if booked online with a myCineworld account, or £1.50 if bought at cinema box office) for both adults and sprogs. 

What is myCineworld?  

myCineworld is a free online account that gives you access to Cineworld deals (including 10% off online bookings), forthcoming offers, faster booking and a newsletter (if you opt in). To get it, simply register online. It’s totally free. 

3D films are more expensive though - £2.70 per person (if booked online with myCineworld, or £3 if bought at the cinema). Remember the glasses aren’t included, so unless you have some already, it’s £1 each on top of the ticket.

It’s available on selected films only and will vary per cinema. See website for current listings.

MSE Anna says:

Although the films on offer aren’t the latest movies, kids’ tickets usually cost upwards of £7, so this is a decent saving. See full listings and cinema details for more info.

We looked at the other major cinemas and found this deal to be cheapest out there for kids - see Cheap Cinema Tickets for Vue and Odeon offers.

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Adults can't get this offer unless they are accompanied by a child. A child is classified as aged 14 or under, though films are aimed at under eight audiences. 

Vue logoVue Cinema weekend/school holiday £1.75 ticketsWeekend & school holiday mornings

Kids' deal
Children aged between 2-12 can get tickets from £1.75 with the Kids AM offer on selected weekend and school holiday morning movies. What's more, accompanying adults get in from £1.75 too. 3D films are from £3.

You can buy tickets on the day, but seats can sell out, so go early if possible. To be safe, book online or over the phone, though you'll pay a 75p booking fee each (90p for phone bookings).

Offer is available at selected cinemas only. See website for more info.

Odeon logoOdeon kids' screenings for £2.50Weekend & school holiday offer

Kids' deal
On weekends and holiday mornings for selected films, adult and kids' tickets at Odeon cinemas are £2.50. The only exceptions are the following cinemas; Worcester and Dorchester tickets are £1.50, Dundee, Bristol and Belfast £2, Weston-Super-Mare £2.50, Dunfermline and Muswell Hill, London £3.

You can either just turn up at the cinema on the day and trust there'll be seats available. Or you can book by phone or online (website or app) - though you'll pay 50p booking fee per ticket and debit and credit cards carry a 21p fee.

Showings vary between cinemas. See website for full listings.
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Screenings are obviously aimed at a younger audience (kids are classed as 12 and under), so you won't find anything above PG certificate.

Cineworld logo£11 for two cinema tix, popcorn and soft drinksWatch a new popular film every Thursday. Book online

Ongoing

At almost every Cineworld, you can get its Take 2 Offer, which means you and a friend can see popular films with the full cinematic experience for £11 all-in, including two drinks and popcorn.

Book online through mycineworld.com and join its free members club to get the deal for £11. Otherwise, you'll have to pay £12.10 if booking in a cinema (or online without joining its free members club).

These tickets go quick, so it's best to book in advance.

With tickets usually £8-£10, two small drinks £3 each and a regular popcorn to share for £6.50, you could save up to £10.50.

The only downside is you can't pick which film to watch. And you must go on a Thursday. Here's what's coming up

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Available in all cinemas nationwide except Haymarket and Chelsea in central London, Queens Links in Aberdeen and The Screening Rooms in Cheltenham. You can't use your Unlimited Card with this offer.

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