From old school drive-ins to unique modern screens and even traditional theaters, Pittsburgh has no shortage of great movie theaters. Whether you’re looking for indoor entertainment on a rainy day or you want to be first in line to catch the latest release, the region’s many movie theaters are a fun and affordable place to spend an afternoon. Save even more by knowing where to look for the best silver screen bargains, ranging from discount days to free concession items. Here are five theaters offering great movie theater deals throughout Pittsburgh.
The Manor Theater
1729 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
If you think date night should be reserved for the weekends, think again. The Manor Theater offers two movie promotions that take the usual dinner and a movie date night to the next level. The first is its Bargain Wednesday deal that lets you see that highly anticipated movie for just $6.50 per ticket. Combine that with its Ticket Stub = Great Grub promo that gives you 15% off your total bill when you dine at BRGR on the same day. Sign up online for The Manor newsletter and you’ll also earn a free popcorn. The Manor Theater is located in the city’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
500 Moon Clinton Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
With so few drive-in theaters remaining in the Pittsburgh area, Dependable Drive-In remains a popular choice with moviegoers looking for an unconventional viewing experience. Make a summer tradition of visiting Dependable Drive-In and you’ll quickly earn your share of free goodies thanks to its Dependable Dollars program. This exclusive program allows you to earn special tickets every time you spend $15 or more on car admission redeemable at the box office for one for things like free admission, free small popcorn, free pizza toppings and concession stand discounts. Special offers are also posted on its website in the form of printable coupons and change frequently, so be sure to check online before loading up your car. Dependable Drive-In is located in Coraopolis, just minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport and downtown Pittsburgh.
The Hollywood Theater
1449 Potomac Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Forget dinner and a movie; at The Hollywood Theater, it’s all about breakfast and a movie! This special monthly event offers an awesome deal that includes classic movie paired with a light brunch for just $15. Tickets for brunch must be ordered in advance online or at the theater. Experience the excitement and entertainment at one of Pittsburgh’s last remaining single-screen movie theaters. The Hollywood Theater is located on Potomac Avenue in Dormont.
Rangos Omnimax Theater
Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Located within Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center, the Rangos Omnimax Theater offers guests with a one-of-a-kind, four-story movie experience. You’ll be completely submerged in the theater’s daily showings thanks to the wonders of the city’s only dome-shaped screen. Basic pricing tickets are available through the Carnegie Science Center’s “Explore It All” admission, but even better deals are offered to members or guests attending in groups of 15 or more people. Weekends are also a prime time to score your Omnimax deal with $7 per person admission. The Rangos Omnimax Theater is located on the city’s North Shore.
Settlers Ridge Cinemark
2100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
You can find tons of great savings in the stores centered at Robinson Township’s Settlers Ridge shopping complex, but you can also find unbeatable deals at its Cinemark theater as well. For starters, weekly emails are a convenient and quick way to get free weekly concession coupons right in your inbox that provide exclusive offers on movies, special events, contests and more. Once you’ve signed up for Cinemark’s emails, pick the showing that works best for you. Cinemark offers seniors day deals, early bird discounts for movies showing before 1 p.m., student discounts as well as military discounts. There are even occasional discount family days scheduled for Mondays throughout the year.
Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for Examiner.com. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.