There are a large number of theaters in Denver. Unfortunately, movie ticket prices have skyrocketed over time so sometimes it’s nice to have a night out on the movies without selling off your firstborn. The traditional Denver dollar theaters are a nice solution to be able to have a movie date for 2 for under $20. Usually the "dollar" theaters show later run movies for as little as $2.50 for a matinee. There are only a few of these low cost theaters in the Denver Metro area. So where can a Denverite go to enjoy a cheap movie?
1. Elvis Cinemas Tiffany Plaza
Elvis Cinemas Tiffany Plaza, also known as Tiffany Plaza Movies 6 is located on Tamarac and East Hampden Ave. The movies are $2.50 to watch main stream popular movies during matinee and $3.50 during prime time. The movies aren’t the latest releases, however they are a month or two behind the latest releases. There isn’t stadium seating, as well as high end digital sound, so you won’t have the same movie experience as you would in the latest AMC theater joint. This theater also isn’t the cleanest out there and the ambient noise is a bit louder than your mainstream theaters, but it certainly is a cheap date night… especially if you sneak in your own snacks, however with the concession prices being so low, it really isn’t worth the effort.
2. Elvis Cinemas Littleton
This is an older theater located just off of Kipling and Bowles. Unlike the mainstream theaters, and you purchase your tickets at the concession stand along with your snacks, but the price for tickets and snacks is also very affordable. The price for tickets is $2.50 for a matinee and $3.50 for primetime. The concessions are very reasonable as well and for this theater, a night for 2 can easily be under $20.
The theater can be a bit on the unclean side as compared to your modern theaters. There isn’t stadium seating available as this is an older theater, so don’t sit behind a tall person.
3. Arvada Elvis Cinemas
If you are one who doesn’t need to see a movie on it’s debut night, you can go to Arvada and catch a movie at the Elvis Cinemas in Arvada (located on 64th and Sheridan). As with the other dollar theaters, this one doesn’t have stadium seating as well, however this theater is relatively clean. The concessions are more reasonably priced than what you would find in the larger theaters as well, so a night out for 2 could end up being $15 including concessions. Tickets at this theater cost $2.50 for a matinee and $3.50 for prime time, which is the same as the other 2 theaters.
As you can see, the concept of the Denver dollar theater has really turned into $2.50 theater due to inflation, but compared to the $10.50 you pay for a movie ticket, you will certainly save a lot money for a movie night out. Even the price of the concessions at these theaters is much cheaper than what you would be charged at the regular theaters. Most of the movies that play at these theaters have already been playing for a couple of months are are being removed from the main stream theater circuit, but have not been released onto DVD yet. So to enjoy an inexpensive night out at the movies in Denver, these theaters are a great solution.