The Low Down
Ster-Kinekor is renowned for its broad span of cinemas around South Africa. Ster-Kinekor run Classic and Cinema Nouveau movie theatre divisions, which cater for commercial and art house cinema. Their movie ticket prices start from R45 @ Classic and Cinema Nouveau respectively, they offer club card discounts and they accept bookings online on the Ster-Kinekor flash website.
How to Book Movie Tickets
The Ster-Kinekor flash website is easy on the eye and easy-to-use, making the hassle of booking movie tickets at the cinema a relatively painless exercise. Grab your credit card and secure your seats, then swipe the same card at one of their interactive ticket tellers just before you enter the cinema. The interactive ticket tellers also allow personalised bookings for people with a debit or credit card so that you don't have to wait in the queue. Otherwise, just do it the old-fashioned way and get your tickets at the box office.
Ster-Kinekor Classic cinemas are equipped with Real 3D cinemas, comfortable seating, great audio-visual technology and receive the latest new releases.
Cinema Nouveau (Art House)
The Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau division is dedicated to art house cinema, generally opting for Oscar-winning films, acclaimed foreign films, ballet, opera, stage plays and documentaries. The comedy, opera and ballet features are of a high standard and the ticket prices cheap compared to the cost of being there, however there's no beating the atmosphere of a live performance. Ster-Kinekor hosts regular film festivals, so expect an assortment of foreign films. This cinema division is regarded as a commercial hub for serious movie goers.
Popcorn & Refreshments
The Ster-Kinekor confectionery stand is relatively expensive even with combination deals starting from about R30, so you should anticipate spending up to R90 per person for a movie, popcorn and Coke. The Cinema Noveau kiosk menu is slightly more refined than the Classic or Junction divisions and has more luxurious coffee and chocolate options as well as Coke and popcorn.
Movie Club Discounts
Ster-Kinekor Movie Club members can earn "moviemoola" (point credit currency) towards complimentary movie tickets by watching more movies. Ster-Kinekor also run Half-Price Tuesdays, which is popular for group outings amongst students. Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club Card holders are entitled to a significant discount on movie tickets. Ticket prices are generally expensive if you don't belong to a supported benefits programme like Discovery's Vitality or Edgars Club Card.
Girlfriends' Getaways happen on Wednesdays and give girls a chance to see not yet released films with a female interest. These chick flick evenings are for ladies only and often include giveaways and prizes. Ster-Kinekor have several Real 3D theatres, which screen 3D blockbusters throughout the week. Movie tickets to 3D features cost R65, which excludes a pair of 3D glasses, but you're advised to bring an old pair if you have one. Film Finesse is a complimentary Cinema Nouveau film circuit publication that previews upcoming art house releases, which can often be found at these cinemas.
Cheats & Tips
If you watch more than 10 movies a year, you should consider joining a benefits programme such as Edgars Club Card or Discovery Vitality to save on your movie outings. If you're on a budget, share an Upsize Coke and popcorn with your partner, that usually does the trick.
Directions & Maps
EASTERN CAPE: The Bridge, Vincent Park FREE STATE: Mimosa Mall GAUTENG: Bedford Centre [Nouveau], Brooklyn Mall [Nouveau], Carlton, Carnival City Casino, Cedar Square [Nouveau], Centurion Mall, Cresta Centre, Eastgate Centre, East Rand Mall, Festival Mall, Fourways Mall, Greenstone Mall, Irene Village Mall, Kolonnade, Mall @ Carnival, Maponya Mall, Northmead Square, Northgate Mall, Riversquare, Rosebank Mall [Noveau], Rosebank Zone, Sandton City, Southgate, Sterland, Westgate, Wonderpark KWAZULU-NATAL: Gateway [Nouveau], Musgrave, Shelley Beach, The Boardwalk LIMPOPO Mall of the North NORTH WEST PROVINCE: Mooi River, Rustenberg NORTHERN CAPE: North Cape Mall LIMPOPO: Savannah Mall WESTERN CAPE: Bayside Mall, Blue Route Mall, Capegate, Cavendish Square, Eikestad, Garden Route, Kenilworth, Parow Centre, N1 City, Promenade, Somerset Mall, Tygervalley Mall, V&A Waterfront [Nouveau]
Movie Times & Tickets
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