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Movies and Deals in Wichita

Looking for cheap movies in Wichita? You’ve come to the right place! Below are all the options I know of right now for movie ticket discounts, inexpensive movie theater options in Wichita, cheap or free movie nights, film festivals, concessions deals, and streaming movies or DVDs.

We have listed an overview of great ways to save at local Wichita movie theaters.

Movie Articles

Orpheum Theater Film Series 2024

Orpheum Theater Film Series

Here’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else, and it’s not too expensive. Wichita’s Orpheum Theater shows a classic film one Thursday night every month

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AMC Northrock 14 Theater

See the Northrock AMC theater article for more ways to save. Ticket Tuesday $5 movie tickets and $5 concession combo for members of the loyalty program (even the FREE version of the loyalty program). This is for first-run movies and is a great deal!

  • 3151 N. Penstemon St.

  • (316) 636-5432

  • Website

AMC Northrock Deals

  • 30% off tickets every day before 4 pm on the evening ticket prices.
  • $5 tickets all day on Tuesdays to see the latest and greatest movies if you have the FREE AMC Stubs. Click here to sign up for free.
  • Student Pricing: Get special pricing every day at AMC if you show your student ID at the box office.
  • Military Pricing: Save on tickets every day when you show your military IC at the box office.
  • Senior Pricing: 60+ can save on tickets all day just select senior pricing when checking out online.

Boulevard Theater at Towne West

Boulevard has great deals on concessions and has newly renovated facilities. One of the cheapest places to catch a movie in Wichita.

  • 4600 W. Kellogg Dr.

  • (316) 844-2583

  • Website

Boulevard Theater Deals

  • $5 Movie Monday all day.
  • Kids 11 and under are $5 all day and every day.
  • Matinee movies: $7  before 5 pm every day.
  • $7 for Military and Seniors all day every day.
  • $9 for evening Adult tickets. These are one of the cheapest in town.

Regal Warren East

See the Regal Cinemas article for more ways to save. The price is higher for 3D films or the fancy theaters with recliner seating.

Is joining the Regal Crown Club Free? YES. Join here for FREE!

(It’s like a Dillions Plus Card. It’s free, but you earn points and get special discounts)

  • 11611 E. 13th St.

  • (844) 462-7342

  • Website

Regal Warren East Theater Deals

  • $5 movie on Tuesdays if you are a Regal Crown Club Member all day  (it’s Free to signup).
    • 50% off popcorn on Tuesdays
  • If you are a Crown Club member, you will receive:
    • Monday – 25% off candy every Monday
    • Tuesdays –  $5 movies on every Tuesday has been extended through January 2023
    • Wednesday – Extra credit Wednesdays. You will receive an extra 20 credits on Wednesday
  • Only during the Summer, they have $2 family movies on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the first show of the day (only good during the summer).
  • My Way Matinee – If you are looking for a special sensory-friendly showing where guests are free to express themselves by singing, dancing, walking around, talking, or shouting while enjoying Hollywood’s latest films. Click here for more info

Regal Warren West

See the Regal Cinemas article for more ways to save. The price is higher for 3D films or the fancy theaters with recliner seating.

Is joining the Regal Crown Club Free? YES. Join here for FREE!

(It’s like a Dillions Plus Card. It’s free, but you earn points and get special discounts)

  • 9150 W. 21st St.
  • (844) 462-7342

  • Website

Regal Warren West Theater Deals

  • $5 movie on Tuesdays if you are a Regal Crown Club Member all day  (it’s Free to signup).
    • 50% off popcorn on Tuesdays
  • If you are a Crown Club member, you will receive:
    • Monday – 25% off candy every Monday
    • Tuesdays –  $5 movies on every Tuesday has been extended through January 2023
    • Wednesday – Extra credit Wednesdays. You will receive an extra 20 credits on Wednesday
  • Only during the Summer, they have $2 family movies on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the first show of the day (only good during the summer).
  • My Way Matinee – If you are looking for a special sensory-friendly showing where guests are free to express themselves by singing, dancing, walking around, talking, or shouting while enjoying Hollywood’s latest films. Click here for more info

Tallgrass Film Center

Part of the Tallgrass Film Association headquarters there is the Emily Bonavia Film Center that showcases films all year round.

  • 120 E. 1st St. N. (Unit 113)

  • (316) 303-9292

  • Website

Tallgrass Film Center

  • Ticket prices vary.
  • Click here to read an article about the Film Center.
  • The Tallgrass Film Center is a year-round theater playing films, and the Tallgrass Film Festival is a big event in October. Tallgrass Film Association puts both on.
  • At the Lux where the headquarters and the Film Center are located, they have a FREE “Blockbuster” filled with movies. Find out more here.

Derby Plaza Theaters

Showing first-run movies, the Plaza Theater in Derby also has slightly lower ticket prices and great deals on concessions.

  • 1300 N. Nelson Dr., Derby

  • (316) 789-0114

  • Website

Derby Plaza Theater Deals

  • Tickets are $8.50  for teens & adults ($3 surcharge for 3D movies),
  • $6 for senior citizens and children 12 and under  ($3 surcharge for 3D movies)
  • $6 for matinees before 6 p.m.  ($9 for 3D movies)
  • $2 Summer Deals for family-friendly movies at 10:30 a.m. most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Click HERE to learn more.
  • $6 Kiddie Combo: includes a small popcorn, small drink and small candy.

Starlite Drive-In

The Starlite is saved! Whew. It’s now back up and running for the season. Per-person prices are cheaper, too. Starlite shows double- and triple-features on weekend nights in the spring and fall.

Starlite Outdoor Drive-in Article and Info

  • 1300 N. Nelson Dr., Derby

  • (316) 789-0114

  • Website

Starlight Prices

  • $9 per person for ages 12 and older.
  • $5 for ages 3 through 11 years old.
  • Free for ages 2 and younger.

Starlight WOTC Tips

  • There is a $1 per ticket fee when purchasing online, so save by buying your tickets at Starlite.
  • Carload pricing will only be offered on special occasions which will be posted on our website and social media accounts. Make sure to follow Wichit on the Cheap FB and Instagram so you never miss a deal.
  • Starlite does NOT offer speakers. All sound is through FM radio
  • The box office opens one hour before the earliest movie

The Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium in Exploration Place

It is inside Exploration Place, and it’s a 60-foot screen with a 360-degree view and surround sound. This is the biggest dome theater in Kansas. Admission to the museum is not required.

  • 300 N. McLean Blvd.

  • (316) 660-0600

  • Website

The Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum is in downtown Wichita and is a unique but cool place to see shows. It opened its door on September 4th, 1922 so it’s over 100 years old.  They show old movies, host comedians, concerts, and so much more.

  • 200 N. Broadway

  • (316) 263-0884

  • Website

Fox Theatre in Hutchinson

Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theater opened on June 8th, 1931. The Fox marquee was the first flashing display of neon in Kansas and is one of only several surviving, functioning, original marquees in the country. It is a registered historic place and is considered a local landmark. It’s a great place to visit if you haven’t been. They have concerts, movies, performances, and more in the theater.

  • 18 E 1st Ave. Hutchinson

  • (620) 663-5861

  • Website

Historic Fox Theatre in Hutchinson Deals

  • Films at the Fox are usually $5 per person unless otherwise noted.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door 45 min prior to showtime.
  • You can also get the Fox Film Series Pass which includes 10 admissions for only $45 and comes with a popcorn punch card for 5 FREE small popcorn from their concessions.

The Augusta Historic Theatre

They have movies, film festivals, concerts and more! The theater opened on June 19th, 1935. It’s a two-story art deco brick and glass building in the center of downtown Augusta. The entire ceiling is covered with individual handpainted panels. Of the estimated 5,000 theatres built in the United States prior to 1940, more than 75 percent have either been demolished or unused. We are lucky to have this theater close to Wichita.

  • 523 State St., Augusta

  • (316) 775-2900

  • Website

The Augusta Historic Theater Deals

  • Most movies are around $6 per person.

Film Festivals and Events in Wichita

Tallgrass Film Festival

The Tallgrass Film Festival, Wichita’s annual film festival has free and budget-friendly options. For the kiddos, check out Smallgrass, usually held in January at Exploration Place. GreenGrass focuses on environmental films that are part of the festival.

Academy Award Shorts 

Each February, the Wichita Public Library sponsors screenings of short films nominated for an Oscar. These films are shown at the Warren, The Orpheum, and at Wichita branch library locations. Admission to the Academy Awards Short Film screenings is free.

Online Ticket Discounts

MoviePass

MoviePass has gotten a lot of attention but comes with mixed reviews. It was really popular years ago but the company went bankrupt in 2020 I guess it’s coming back. How is this time different? It will now be a tiered price system. Prices will vary depending on the location, but generally, prices will be from $10 to $40 a month.

For a $10 basic monthly plan, you can see 1-3 movies a month. Click HERE to learn more.  

Fandango

Fandango began as a discount movie pass you could buy online and redeem at select theaters. Now it’s more of an online ticketing service, but it still does frequent promotions that will save you money. And now Wichitans can benefit from those promotions because Regal and AMC reportedly accept Fandango tickets.

Fandango Website 

Movie Streaming Services

Netflix

Price per month: $6.99 – $19.99

Amazon Prime Video
  • If you are an Amazon Prime member, you already get access to some but not all that’s on Prime Video.
  • Prime Video membership alone costs $8.99 per month
Hulu

Price per month: $7.99 (with ads) or $14.99 add-free

Disney +

Price per month: $7.99 (with ads) or $10.99 add-free

Max

Price per month: $9.00 (with ads) or $15.99 add-free

Apple TV+

Price per month: $6.99

Peacock

Price per month: $$5.99 (with ads) or $11.99 ad-free

Movies to Rent or Borrow

The Wichita Public Library

Check out FREE movies with your library card. They have an extensive collection at the new Advanced Learning Library!

Current Discount Movie Events in Wichita