CEC Theater Coupons 2012
In the past, drive in theaters were a great way to waste a night with your family. As the needs and likes of customers changed, the theaters had to make a decision. They could continue operating as a drive in and struggle to pay the bills or move to indoor theaters. Drive-In Theatres, Inc. was one of the companies that decided to move from drive ins to indoor theaters. The company originally started in the mid-1950s and experienced some success. The first drive ins appeared in and around St. Cloud, Minnesota.
In 1964, the company saw the writing on the wall. It changed its name to Cinema Entertainment Corp, or CEC. The new company focused on creating new indoor theaters and spent less time advertising drive in theaters. The new theaters were more successful than the drive in operations. The company purchased the Central States Theatre chain in 2002, which brought with it 70 screens in Iowa. By 2007, the company went through some hard times. Marcus Theatres bought over 100 of the screens owned by CEC. Today, CEC Theatres owns just over 100 screens in Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Minnesota. If you live in one of these states, you might have one of the CEC Theatres nearby.
CEC Theater Matinee Showings
When you want to save money on the hottest 2012 releases, visit the theater earlier in the day. All CEC Theatres offer matinee pricing for movies starting before 6 pm. The regular price of a ticket is $8.25, but the matinee price is only $6.25. You must purchase your tickets before the show starts, and the show must starts before 6 pm. If you buy tickets before 6 for a showing later in the night, the theatre charges the full $8.25 price.
Taking your kids to a movie at CEC is cheaper than visiting another theater chain because of the reduced pricing for kids. Children three and under are always free, as long as you purchase at least one ticket to the same movie. Kids 12 and under receive admission for a flat $6, and this includes movies that show later in the day.
Senior tickets are another easy way to save money at your local theatre. Senior tickets cost only $6 each. Depending on the rules of your local theatre, you might need to show your driver’s license, a photo ID or a copy of your AARP card. The best thing about this discount is that it applies to all showings, including those after 6 pm. You might need to pay extra for 3D films, as most theatres charge extra for those showings.
Official Discounts at CEC Theaters
Most theaters offer discounts on the official website, through Twitter or on Facebook. Unfortunately, CEC does not have a Twitter page or a Facebook page. The best place to find more information about the theatre chain is on its official website at http://www.cectheatres.com/.
Unlike other theatres, CEC does not list any discounts on the site. You can find information about new releases, upcoming releases and search for show times in your area. You can also contact the chain with any questions that you have, including questions about renting your local theatre.
VIP Discount Sales
As of 2012, the best way to get free discounts at CEC Theatres is with the VIP Discount Sales program. This program reduces the cost of movie tickets from $8.25 to $7.25. When you buy tickets through this program, you can use the tickets at any time of the day. Some theatres will not let you use the tickets on opening day or for limited run movies, so you should check with the theatre before using the tickets.
The tickets also do not apply for most 3D movies because the chain charges a higher price for those tickets. In most cases, you can pay the additional fee for that movie. To take part in the VIP Discount Sales program, you must buy a minimum of 50 tickets at a time. Visit https://www.cectheatres.com/gifts/gifts.aspx for more information or to purchase tickets.
While you cannot find printable coupons on the Internet, you can find some coupons and discounts offline. Check your local newspaper, especially on Fridays and Sundays. Friday newspapers often have an entertainment section with information on special events and things to do that weekend. You can often find theatre coupons inside this section. Some theatres place free coupons in the Sunday paper to take advantage of those that see movies during the week.
You should also check the Entertainment Book for more discounts. Entertainment Books offer different coupons based on the area. You can also sign up for an online account at http://www.entertainment.com/discount/home.shtml. The online discounts include printable coupons for movie theaters and other attractions in your local community.