Movie Theaters Are Open in Spartanburg & Some Have Cheap Family Friendly Movie Deals

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Looking for cheap movies this summer? Many theaters have reopened and some are offering low-cost family movie deals. Find out what Spartanburg area movie theaters are doing to keep movie goers healthy. Plus, check out our list of cheap movie options near Spartanburg this summer!

Nothing helps you escape the problems of the world like immersing yourself in a great movie! Summertime is known for big blockbuster movies and summertime deals on second-run movies. Theatres have re-opened just in time to get lost in a world “far, far away”!

Things might look a little different when you head back to the movie theatres. We’ve listed what you can expect from the two main local movie houses. Reduced theatre capacity and changes at the concessions are just a few of the ways Regal Cinemas and NCG cinema will be keeping patrons safer.


Movie Theaters Open in the Upstate

Several movie theatres in the Upstate have re-opened with many adhering to policies and practices articulated by the CinemaSafe program, which was developed by epidemiologists with the aim of a safe return to the movies. While you can enjoy the same comfort and joy that only a movie on the big screen can bring, you can expect some changes to your movie theatre experience, which might include

  • Reduced theatre capacity and socially-distanced seating;
  • Staff and guests wearing masks;
  • Reduced points of contact and enhanced cleaning;
  • Improved air filtration;
  • Employee health training; and
  • Modified concessions.

To learn about what your favorite theatre has modified in response to COVID-19, we suggest checking out their websites. Several theaters in the Upstate have re-opened and include:

Cheap Movies Near Spartanburg

Some area movie theaters offer kids movie packages including a movie ticket, popcorn, and drinks. With plenty of hot afternoons ahead and cranky kids to entertain, catching one of these movies would be the perfect way to spend your afternoon.

Please check with venues before attending as information is subject to change.

$5 Tickets Every Tuesday at NCG Cinema in Spartanburg

Tickets for most showtimes on Tuesdays are only $5. Some restrictions may apply so make sure you check NCG’s website or call before heading to the cinema.

$5 Movie Deals at Big E in Gaffney

The $5 Summer Movie Series at The Big E in Gaffney returns in June 2021. Movies are screened Monday-Saturday at 10:30 am. In previous years, the package included a second run movie viewing, popcorn, soda, and a $2 game card. Check The Big E’s website for the most up-to-date information on this movie series.

$1 Movies in Greenville

Regal Cinema’s Summer Movie Express is back and offered all summer long starting on June 8, 2021!

These $1 movies are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. All movies are rated either G or PG.  Two movies are available each day. The full movie schedule is published on their website and includes some of my family’s favorites like The Lego Movie (and several others from the Lego franchise!), The Muppet Movie, Sing, and Despicable Me.

Cheap Movies in Anderson

AmStar 14 offers a Super Saver Tuesday. Guests are encouraged to contact the theater for details.

Cheap Movies in Easley, Seneca, & Greenwood

Premiere Cinemas in Easley, Seneca, and Greenwood offer $4 movie family classics like Harry Potter, The Hobbit and Secret Life of Pets. The 2021 movie series has yet to be announced.

Have you ever attended the summer movies in Spartanburg?

About the Author
Bethany Winston is the owner and editor-in-chief of Kidding Around Greenville & Kidding Around Spartanburg. She enjoys exploring parks, discovering local events, and meeting the people who make Spartanburg an amazing place to live. You can contact her directly at [email protected]

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