04/20/17 1:45pm

Seeing a movie in a theater has become ridiculously expensive. Even if you don’t spring for 3D or IMAX, you’re likely paying close to $20 for a film you’re not even sure you’ll enjoy. It’s an event, and the experience usually involves coordinating with friends or partners to find an acceptable showtime and seats that are next to each other (if you’re in one of these newfangled assigned-seating theaters). Shows under $10 are rare, and not every theater has good matinee deals.

So if you’re new to Brooklyn, or you’ve been here for years but generally avoid theaters because of the cost, here is the rundown on current ticket prices. Use this handy guide the next time you need something to do on a random weekday afternoon, or if you’re looking for budget dates. And as we head into warmer weather, you may need to use one of these theaters to duck into when your air conditioner breaks down. And now we present the main attraction: (more…)

01/15/15 4:24pm
See what kind of American sniping was worthy of an Oscar nod, before everyone gets mad it wins Best Picture

See what kind of American sniping was worthy of an Oscar nod, before everyone gets mad it wins Best Picture

Okay, okay, so we were all a little underwhelmed by the pallor of this year’s Oscar picks. The Academy redeemed itself ever so slightly by its Lego Movie nomination of “Everything is Awesome” for Best Original Song, but we’re still grumpy! That said, you’re definitely going to want to beef up your knowledge about the films in question before the appointed hour. In order to help you with that, here’s a rundown of where in BK movie theaters you can still see any of the 2015 nominees. (We stuck to Best Picture, Best Actor/Actress, Best Director and Best Foreign Language film. Otherwise this post would take us until Oscar night to publish.) (more…)

12/24/14 2:25pm
Co-starring Lizzy Caplan as an audience surrogate wondering what she's doing there!

Co-starring Lizzy Caplan as an audience surrogate wondering what she’s doing there!

How are you planning on spending your Christmas if you’re here in Brooklyn? A solemn day at church? A meal with loved ones or some kind of Christmas orphan party? Hanging out in adult onesie all day? There’s so many options and we don’t want to overwhelm you, but we feel it’s our journalistic duty to let you know that you can see The Interview, 2014’s most exhausting and ridiculous free speech fight, tomorrow in Williamsburg if that’s really what you want to do. (more…)

09/29/14 10:09am
Keeping the night going (unless you have weird spooky plans) after you saw the movie is an important piece of the movie date

Keeping the night going (unless you have weird spooky plans) after you saw the movie is an important piece of the movie date

Provided what you see isn’t terrible, going to the movies could be a great time. Plus, it’s the fall now, so it’s time to grudgingly look at some indoor activities to keep you entertained. Though movie tickets may cost lots of money and the shirt off your back, and a popcorn and soda will cost your shoes, your phone, and you’ll have to work at the theater for a couple of days, the moviegoing experience doesn’t have to be the beginning and the end of your night.

If you’re on a date that, after the theater lights go up, you’re not ready to end, there’s no need to sulk right on home if the ticket took a decent bite out of your wallet. Just because the credits rolled doesn’t mean the good times can’t, and these cheap bars and restaurants within walking distance of the movies will keep them going for you.

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09/05/14 3:58pm
block bust

This robot will be there. Will you??

Remember the days of your wayward youth when you bought one movie ticket and hid in the back row so you could marathon every single movie on the schedule? It’s a sad state we’re in now that we can’t watch everything we want without going broke. We love options! We just wish our wallets could keep up with us. If you miss going to the movies and believe that you really can have it all, check out Block Bust, a pop-up film festival held September 7, 7pm at Williamsburg Cinemas (217 Grand St). (more…)

05/17/13 11:14am
You're gonna disappointed by Superman anyway, may as well do it cheap. via Facebook

You’re gonna disappointed by Man of Steel anyway, may as well be on the cheap. via Facebook

We’re not sure when this was decided, but movies are for rich people. This innocent pastime which once welcomed all tax brackets into its chilly, air conditioned arms seems to have slipped away, and for many of us, the days of seeing cinematic wonders unfold before us on a screen larger than a laptop screen are naught but a memory.

Well, we don’t know how to fight that, but we do know that doing something that doesn’t include the overconsumption of alcohol and subsequent high bar tab shouldn’t lead to regret and an empty checking account. So, we’ve rounded up this list of Brooklyn theaters where you can go to the movies for cheap(er). (more…)

02/04/13 11:02am
All this and a free beer. via Facebook

All this and a free beer. via Facebook

We previously alerted you to the deal at Full Circle Bar where you get a free beer with your ticket stub from Williamsburg Cinemas. Have you done it yet? You should, it’s a great cheap date, especially if you catch the all-day matinee prices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Now Wiliamsburg’s Southern-fried food purveyors Pies ‘n’ Thighs have gotten in on the fun: you now get a free drink with your ticket stub from the theatre. (more…)

01/07/13 9:00am
Skee-ball and a movie: The new Williamsburg date dujour

Skee-ball and a movie: The new Williamsburg date dujour

As yet another movie theatre in what is becoming a neighborhood just bursting with them, Williamsburg Cinemas had to do something to make themselves stand out. Drinking in the theatre, small-run indie flicks and the cheap and bizarre were already taken, so what’s an essentially normal multiplex supposed to do? Getting Full Circle Bar to offer a free beer in exchange for a ticket stub should certainly put butts in the seats. (more…)