What is National Cinema Day?
In celebration of National Cinema Day on Aug. 27, movie theaters nationwide sell tickets for just $4. This year marks the second annual National Cinema Day. Created by The Cinema Foundation, a non-profit organization, the program aims to promote and expand the film industry. In addition to discounted tickets, some theaters also offer discounted popcorn, snacks and drinks.
Participating theaters in the Central Florida area include Cinemark (5150 International Drive), Regal Winter Park (510 N. Orlando Ave.), Premiere Cinemas (3201 E. Colonial Drive), Touchstar Cinemas (12441 S. Orange Blossom Trail) and AMC Disney Springs (1500 Buena Vista Drive). For a complete list of theaters participating in the National Cinema Day discount, visit nationalcinemaday.org.
If you’re unsure what movie you might like to see for National Cinema Day, here are a few suggestions that range from supernatural scares to wholesome family fun.
The film is a mix of comedy, adventure and emotion as it follows Barbie and Ken when they leave fictional Barbieland and attempt to navigate the real world, learning both the good and bad of what it means to be human.
For fans of a little more action, this film about a college grad-turned-superhero, the latest movie from the DC Universe, will keep you entertained. Rotten Tomatoes ranks the film as the most popular in theaters right now.
If you’re looking for something the whole family will enjoy, this film from Pixar about a fictional Element City where earth, air, fire and water residents live is a perfect kid-friendly mix of comedy and fantasy.
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For horror fans, this film, which follows a group of friends as they experiment with a supernatural object and unleash a spirit that then terrorizes them, will surely give you a good scare.
So, no matter your movie preference, enjoy National Cinema Day!