Visit Your Favorite Theater and Watch a Movie for $3 on Sept. 3

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If you’re looking for bargain fun this weekend, more than 3,000 movie theaters have it.

Those theaters — with a total of 30,000 screens — will celebrate National Cinema Day with showings for no more than $3 per ticket on Sept. 3.

Sponsored by the Cinema Foundation, the event is intended to celebrate the return of moviegoers to theaters following the pandemic. In a press release, Jackie Brenneman, Cinema Foundation president, says:

“After this summer’s record-breaking return to cinemas, we wanted to do something to celebrate moviegoing. We’re doing it by offering a ‘thank you’ to the moviegoers that made this summer happen, and by offering an extra enticement for those who haven’t made it back yet.”

Just note that the $3 admission price does not include tax or fees for online and/or third-party ticketing.

The Cinema Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit that promotes “the essential cinema exhibition industry by developing future diverse workforces and growing moviegoing communities through research, education and philanthropy.”

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