National Cinema Day 2023: Where to watch films including Oppenheimer for as little as £3 in Manchester

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The nationwide celebration of cinema can be marked right here in Greater Manchester

National Cinema Day 2023 is coming up, and moviegoers in Greater Manchester will be on the look-out for cheap tickets. The day will see cinema chains selling tickets for as little as £3. 

Many of the summer’s blockbuster hits can be viewed through the offer. This includes Barbie and Oppenheimer, films which have been the talk of the town in recent weeks. 

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Other action-packed flicks include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, The Meg 2: The Trench and The Equalizer 3.  Plenty of cinemas around the region are giving film fans the chance to purchase discount tickets for National Cinema Day, which is on Saturday September 2. 


All of the Greater Manchester branches of Cineworld will be taking part in the National Cinema Day event. Tickets will be available for £3 and some of the films you can take in include Barbie, Oppenheimer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. 

Cineworld also has a snack offer in place for National Cinema Day. You’ll be able to get a regular popcorn and a regular soft drink for just £4 - and you can upgrade to large for just £1 extra. Cineworld locations in Greater Manchester are listed below:

  • Wilmslow RoadM20 5PG, Manchester
  • Ashton Leisure Park, Fold Way Off Lord Sheldon WayOL7 0PG, Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Railway RoadSK1 3TA, Stockport
  • The Valley, 15 Eagley Brook WayBL1 8TS, Bolton
  • The Loom, Spinning Jenny WayWN7 4PE, Leigh


Both of the Manchester branches of Vue will be taking part in National Cinema Day, with IMAX screenings at Manchester Printworks also included in the offer. As well as Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, fans will also be able to take in other big hits including superhero films ‘Blue Beetle’ and Spider-man: Across the Spider-Verse. 

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Ian Harris, General Manager of Manchester Printworks said: “Nothing quite compares to seeing a film on the big screen, which is why we’re thrilled to see the experience being celebrated with National Cinema Day.

 “We hope as many people as possible take part in the occasion and remind themselves of the joy of the big screen experience. There really is no other way to completely immerse yourself in brilliant stories than on the big screen and when better than on National Cinema Day for just £3 a ticket.”

Listed below are all of Vue Cinema's locations in Greater Manchester:

  • The Printworks, 27 Withy GroveM4 2BS, Manchester
  • The Quays, Salford QuaysM50 3AH, Salford
  • Denmark StreetWA14 2WG, Altrincham
  • 9 Rock PlaceBL9 0JX, Bury


Cinema tickets will be discounted on Saturday September 2Cinema tickets will be discounted on Saturday September 2
Cinema tickets will be discounted on Saturday September 2

The branches of Odeon in Manchester have cheap tickets available to purchase online for National Cinema Day 2023. In addition to big hits which have already hit the silver screen this summer, you’ll also get the chance to watch Japan's smash-hit basketball anime The First Slam Dunk on the big screen. Odeon branches in Greater Manchester can be found below:

  • 235 Deansgate ManchesterM3 4EN
  • The Trafford Centre Manchester M17 8DF

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