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Snag $3 Movie Tickets on ‘National Cinema Day’ From These 5 SF Theaters

Written by Sophie BearmanPublished Aug. 29, 2022 • 4:21pm
A cyclist rides his bike by AMC Metreon 16 on April 06, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. | Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Been a while since you’ve seen a movie in theaters, with popcorn and soda to boot? You’re not alone—moviegoing is on a continuing downward spiral—and Labor Day weekend is historically an extra-slow period as many choose to enjoy the last days of summer outdoors.

But The Cinema Foundation, a non-profit arm of the National Association of Theater Owners, is hoping $3 tickets will lure viewers back into theater seats this long weekend, and beyond. That’s the goal of “National Cinema Day,” which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 3 for one day only.

On National Cinema Day, movies will cost $3 or less, not including taxes or fees.

Here are the five San Francisco theaters participating on Saturday.

Regal Stonestown Galleria

3251 20th Ave.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema New Mission

2550 Mission St.

AMC Metreon 16

135 4th St #3000

Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD

845 Market St Suite 500

AMC Kabuki 8

1881 Post St.

The full list of participating cinemas can be found here.

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