The Low Down
Nu Metro is renowned for its host of cinemas around South Africa. They run commercial cinemas, which also cater for specific art house film releases. The ticket prices start from R53, if you don't have a qualifying membership card for a discount, and they accept bookings online at Nu Metro's website here.
How to Book Movie Tickets
Nu Metro accept online credit card bookings, which can be collected by simply swiping your card at their interactive movie terminals. You can also use your debit card or credit card to purchase tickets from these terminals located in most Nu Metro cinema complexes. If in doubt, just get your tickets the old-fashioned way by queuing at the box office.
Movie Club Discounts
Members of Momentum Multiply's Wellness Programme are entitled to discounts on tickets, and Clicks ClubCard holders only pay R30 for regular 2D movies and R45 for 3D films, Mon-Fri (only 2 tickets per card, per day). Movie tickets are reduced to R18 per ticket on Woza Wednesdays. However, if you watch on any other day and don't belong to a benefit club, you should expect to pay up to R90 per person for a ticket, a Coke and a popcorn.
When it comes to cinema features, Nu Metro host Girls' Night Out, 3D, Comedy, Ballet, Opera and film festivals. Tickets to Real 3D shows cost R60 and you'll have to pay an additional R5 for a pair of 3D glasses if you don't bring your own. Girls' Night Out features previews of upcoming films and as the title suggests, it's intended for women only. South Africa's most well-known entertainment journalist, Barry Ronge, holds exclusive sneak previews for audiences in select Johannesburg cinemas.
When you consider how much the equivalent performing arts experience would cost at an opera house, the ticket prices become a laughing matter, although no digiscreen, sound system or high-definition format can replicate the experience of actually being there. Various annual film festivals are hosted frequently and feature top quality foreign and yet-to-be-released films.
Popcorn & Refreshments
Clicks ClubCard members can earn savings points back on their popcorn and Coke purchases. Confectionery stand prices are still relatively expensive even with combo deals, and you're only allowed to consume snacks or drinks purchased at the Nu Metro kiosk.
Cheats & Tips
Get a Clicks ClubCard or join Momentum Multiply's Wellness Programme. This will put at least a R20 dent in those movie prices, making it easier for you to go to the movies whenever you get a chance. If you're on a budget, sharing a large popcorn and Coke with your movie buddy usually does the trick.
Directions & Maps
EASTERN CAPE: The Boardwalk, Walmer Park FREE STATE: Loch Logan Waterfront GAUTENG: Bedford Centre, Clearwater Mall, Emperors Palace Hyde Park, Lakeside Mall, Menlyn Park, Montecasino, The Glen, Woodlands KWAZULU-NATAL: Galleria, Pavilion Mall MPUMALANGA: Riverside Mall NORTH WEST PROVINCE: Klerksdorp City Mall WESTERN CAPE: Canal Walk, GrandWest Casino, V&A Waterfront, Worcester
Movie Times & Tickets
Go to Nu Metro