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Best way to see new movies cheap, even on a Saturday night

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The newish movie theater complex just off Roosevelt Road boasts some of the priciest movies in town, with a VIP seating section that offers big plush seats and upscale food and bar privileges during the screening. But it also offers one of the best deals in town in the form of an affinity card that offers, among other things, a weekly slate of first-run films for six dollars a ticket. Though opening and second weekend films are excluded, most of the movies you want to see are included after a short spell in the theater. As long as you use the card, you can bring in multiple guests for that six-dollar price and there are no blackout dates, so it’s good even at peak times. There are some other perks too, but none compare to a nearly half-price discount at prime time. But make sure you keep an eye on the email newsletter for there is no mention anywhere in the theater as to which films are “on sale.”

Showplace ICON at Roosevelt Collection, 150 West Roosevelt at 1011 South Delano Court, (312)386-7440,

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  1. Cheap Movies? They Do Exist! | Entertainment Industry of Chicago Says:

    […] Movies are always a good option, but with ticket prices as high as they are it’s not ideal. Showplace Icon on Roosevelt Road has a solution. The dine-in movie theatre now offers an affinity card pricing […]

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